Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Samuel Waitman - Gardener and Cab Driver
Monument to Samuel and Daniel Samuel Waitman, All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery, Maidenhead Berkshire, England.
"In Memory of Samuel Waitman who died March 20th 1897 aged 60 years. Also of Daniel Samuel Waitman son of the above who died May 4th 1898 aged 15 years - when we meet to part no more."
Samuel wait man was born in Cookham, Berkshire in 1835 to Daniel Waitman, a agricultural labourer, and his wife Ann.
The first record of Samuel I can find is the 1851 Census where Samuel appears aged 16 living with his parents and elder siblings, Mary and Andrew and his nephew Mary's son James W.
I am unable to locate Samuel again until 1879 when Samuel marries Emma Callahan.
In 1881 Samuel is a head gardener living in Bray with his wife Emma and 15 year old nephew Thomas.
In 1884 Samuel and Emma celebrate the birth of their only child, a son, Daniel Samuel Waitman.
By 1891 Samuel and his small family had moved to 27 Moffatt Street in Maidenhead, Berkshire. That wasn't the only change. Samuel's occupation is now listed as a cab driver.
Sadly on 20th March 1897 Samuel passed away, followed a little more than a year later by his 15 year old son Daniel.
In 1902 the widowed Emma married William Rose in Maidenhead, Berkshire. They can be found on the 1911 Census living at 53 Moffatt street, Maidenhead Berkshire.