HOLBROOK, Henry Moore

1854 - 1926

Henry Moore Holbrook

Henry Moore Holbrook, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 16 October 1854 and baptised at Lowestoft St Margaret's on 5 May 1861, son of John Wyeth Holbrook, a wine merchantís clerk, and his wife Elizabeth nťe Moore. In 1871, a 15 year old printerís apprentice to Joseph Flood, living at 47 Crown Street, Burton Place, Lowestoft with his parents, 43 year old John Wyett and 40 year old Elizabeth, a dressmaker, who were both born at Lowestoft and ten siblings John Robert 21, Lucy Elizabeth 15, William Moore 13, Edward Oscar 12, Richard Wyeth 10, Mary Maria 9, George Albert 7, Charles Sydney 6, Horace Herbert 4 and Florence Jane Moore 2, all born at Lowestoft. Henry married at Lowestoft in 1880, Florence, daughter of his employer Joseph Flood, who was a general printer and advertising agent at Wildís Score, High Street, Lowestoft and publisher of the 'Lowestoft News & Observer'. In 1891, a printer & publisher, living at St Margaretís Plain, Lowestoft with his 35 year old wife and six children, Harry 10, Florence 8, Sydney 7, Alice 5, Richard 3 and Maud 1. His wife Florence died at Lowestoft in 1894, aged 39, when Henry moved his family to Walthamstow, Essex where, in 1901 a 46 year old poster designer & writer living at 34 Markhouse Avenue with four of his children, a boarder and a visitor. In 1911, a 56 year old poster writer, scenic artist &c., living at 2 St Jamesís Street, Walthamstow, with three of his children, Sidney Herbert, Alice Beatrice and 23 year old Richard Arthur Holbrook, who was following in his fatherís profession. He died at 189 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow on 10 December 1926.