HOLBROOK, Henry Moore

1855 - 1927

Henry Moore Holbrook

Born at Lowestoft in 1855 and baptised at Lowestoft 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 [q.v.] 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. Henry married at Lowestoft in 1880, Florence, daughter of his employer Joseph Flood and 1883-1892 general printers and advertising agents at Wildís Score, High Street, Lowestoft and publishers 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 back at Lowestoft in 1927.