Grave 42
     

Samuel Aaron

1835 – 1881

Here lies
A man honest and upright 
Mr Samuel son of Mr Simcha Dov  
aged 46 years at his death on the first of the month Adar 11
in the year (5)643 
May his soul be bound up in the bond of life eternal

פנ
איש תם וישר
ר שמואל בן ר שמחה דוב
בן מו שנה במתו
בראש חדש אדר שני
שנת תרמא
תנצבה


IN ..
SAM...
WH...


Samuel was born in Norwich, to Simon and Hannah Aaron. He had two bothers and a sister. 
 
By 1851 Samuel, unmarried, was living in Torquay with his widowed mother (his father having dies in 1844) and two unmarried brothers Rueben and Maurice. All three are listed as Jewellers. 

In 1853 Samuel married Kate Reuben who was born and lived in Dover. They lived in Torquay and  had three children, Louisa born in 1854, Rachel  in 1854, and Simeon Reuben Aaron born in Newton Abbot in 1868. 

Samuel had a Jewellers shop with his two brothers, the 1856 Kelly's directory for Torquay listing the Aaron Brothers, Goldsmiths and Jewellers at 4 Torwood Road. However Maurice had died in 1855 and Reuben a two years later.  

Samuel is listed as an Artillery Volunteer in 1871 and still listed as a resident of Torquay in March 1873. Soon after,  in May 1773  Samuel and his  family, including his mother, had  moved to Bath, when the Bath Chronicle advertised 'The shop no 6 Broad Street lately carried on by Helier and Lewis, is now opened by Aaron from Torquay'. Their daughter Louisa also advertised in June 1873  as a 'Professor of Piano Forte' and the paper carries many reports of her piano concerts at the Pump Room, commenting on her 'graceful execution and skilful execution'. 

Samuel died in Broad St, Bath in 1881. The cause of death is 'malignant tumour on the neck'. His son Simeon Reuben Aaron was present at his death. His personal estate was valued at less than £300.
After her husband's death in 1881, Kate  took on the lease at 6 Broad Street for the yearly rent of £50 ( just over £6,000 today) advertising as a Dealer in Antique Plate.  She died in 1901 and is buried in grave 34. 

Louisa fell on hardtimes after her mother's death.  In the 1911 census she is recorded as an unmarried teacher of music living at St Giles workhouse in London. We think she died in 1925 in Wandsworth London.

Rachel is listed in the 1911 census as unmarried and a visitor in Ramsgate.  We are unable to trace any more records. 

Simeon  (Sydney) became a 'traveller, mock jewellery' married to Blanche, an Australian, and travelled frequently between New York, Cape Town and London where he lived. He died in 1933 in Ilford. 

Census records
 1851  3c Torwood Rd  Torquay
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Aaron 31
Norwich
Brother
Jeweller
Hannah Aaron 61
Ipswich
Widow
widow
Reuben Aaron 25
Norwich
Brother
Silversmith
Maurice Aaron 36
Norwich
Head
Jeweller
 1861  14 Strand  Tomorham, Torquay, Devon
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Aaron 41
Norwich
Head
Goldsmith
Kate Aaron 34
Dover
Wife
Wife
Louisa Aaron 6
Torquay
Daughter
School
Rachel Aaron 3
Torquay
Daughter
None
Hannah Aaron 64
Ipswich
Widow
None
Name unknown 0
Unknown
Servant
Servant
 1871  5 Victoria Place  Tomorham, Torquay
Name | Age
Birth
Relationship
Occupation
Samuel Aaron 41
Norwich
Head
Silversmith
Kate Aaron 44
Dover
Wife
Wife
Rachel Aaron 13
Torquay
Daughter
None
Simeon Aaron 2
Torquay
Son
None
Name unknown 0
None
Servant
Servant
Associated addresses
 1873-1889  6 Broad Street  Bath
Kate Aaaron: Dealer in Antique Plate
Kate Aaron 
Samuel Jacobs 
Samuel Aaron 
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