Person record: CRABTREE, John H.  (1863-1924)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJohn Henry CRABTREE
Relevance of this personamateur photographer and slide maker 
Main period of activityN/A
1863born atRochdale, Lancashire, England
1881resident3 Store Houses, Chadwick, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
3 April 1881~18census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/4112.100.20
– occupation “Pupil Teacher”
1891residentWardle House, Wardle, Lancashire, England
5 April 1891~28census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3340.67.15
– occupation “Schoolmaster”
1901resident264 Waterloo Street, Oldham, Lancashire, England
31 March 1901~38census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/3819.174.36
– occupation “HM Inspector of Factories”
1911resident11 Queen's Road, Oldham, Lancashire, England
2 April 1911~48census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/24497
– occupation “HM Inspector of Factories”
1924residentSunnyhurst, 13 Pine Grove, Prestwich, Lancashire, England
30 July 1924~61died atPrestwich, Lancashire, England
2 September 1924archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1924 p.651
(* = main subject)

Burnley Express No. 5,663 (2 August 1924), p. 16, col. 4
  –  obituary notice

“[...] He published a trade manual, enttitled 'The Cotton Industry,' published in 1922, which was a concise description of the trade from the raw material to the finished article, and he was also the author of several small works on nature study. He was an enthusiastic and experienced naturalist.

Mr Crabtree was a keen photographer, and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and this hobby was chiefly devoted to nature and technical subjects. Whilst in Burnley he was connected with the Mechanics' Institution Camera Club, and for about two years was its president. He contributed many illustrated lectures to local societies. [...]”

Lucerna ID no. 6004201Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016