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Wednesday 29 May 2013

Wednesday's Child - Daniel Samuel Waitman

Monument to Samuel Waitman and Daniel Samuel Waitman, All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

"In Memory Of Samuel Waitman who died March 20th 1897 Aged 60 years.  Also Of Daniel Samuel Waitman who died May 4th 1898 Aged 15 years - When we meet to part no more - I am the resurrection and the life, he who believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live - S. John XVIII. 24"

Daniel Samuel Waitman was born in Windsor in 1883 to Samuel Waitman, a cab driver and his wife Emma Callahan.

Daniel appears on the 1891 Census, listed as Samuel Whaitman aged seven years, living with his parents at 27 Moffat Street, in Maidenhead, Berkshire.  (Moffat Street no longer exists)  Living with them at the time is Samuel Snr's six year old niece Alice Haines.  Sadly Daniel was to pass away nearly seven years later at the age of fifteen.

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