Person record: TOMS, H. Luscombe  (c.1870-1935)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameHenry Joseph Luscombe TOMS
Relevance of this personproprietor of lantern and slide supply business 
Main period of activity1890s-1930s
NotesHis parents' address in Enfield was apparently close to that of Ebenezer Marshall, whose business he took over; Marshall was also (probably) a non-conformist, and Toms' father was a Congregationalist Minister.
Some sources give his first name as 'Harry'. 
c.1870born atEnfield, Middlesex, England
1870-1901residentThe Manse, Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, England
1890s-1920s~20owner/proprietorH. Luscombe Toms
5 April 1891~21census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1086.33.4
31 March 1901~31census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1270.137.10
– occupation “Optical Lantern Dealer”
2 April 1911~41census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/14239.490
– occupation “Entertainment Contractor”
1922-1925resident4 Waldemar Avenue, Ealing, London W13, England
1931-1935resident23 Croft Gardens, Ruislip, Middlesex, England
14 April 1935~65died atRuislip, Middlesex, England
25 July 1935archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1935 p.131
(* = main subject)

Notes in OMLJ 10.116 (January 1899)
  –  lantern exhibitors for hire

Lucerna ID no. 6002303Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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