Person record: TROTTER, John  (1862-1940)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJohn TROTTER
Relevance of this personproprietor of lantern manufacturing and supply business 
Main period of activity1890s-1930s

An obituary appeared in the Glasgow Herald of 14 March 1940 (p.9), describing him as 'One of Glasgow's pioneers in many branches of optical science [...] one of the earliest experimenters to show moving pictures in Glasgow'.

3 January 1862born atCeres, Fife, Scotland
1881~18census record1881 Census of Scotland, Leith North/21.29.19
– occupation “Philosophical Instrument Maker”
1887-1889resident32 Minerva Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1887-1889~24employeeGeorge Mason & Co.
1890-1891resident12 Corunna Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1890-1940~27owner/proprietorJohn Trotter
1891~28census record1891 Census of Scotland, Glasgow Barony/70.18.18
– occupation “Optician”
1893-1895resident246 Bath Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1896-1905resident11 Woodlands, Langside, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
31 March 190139census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/264.42.15
– occupation “Optician”
1906-1909residentGladney, Merrylee Road, Newlands, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1940residentLaurel Lodge, Clynder, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
13 March 194078died atGlasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
15 June 1940archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1940 p.661
Lucerna ID no. 6003417Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016