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WATERFALL William Booth

WATERFALL William Booth

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  • Name WATERFALL William Booth 
    Born 18 Jul 1850  Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    School Between 1859 and 1865  Wigton School, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Woodside, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Bristol St James and St Paul Out, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Probate 18 Jul 1902  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • WATERFALL William of 35 Elton-road Bristol gentleman died 3 June 1902 Probate BRISTOL 18 July to William Booth Waterfall chemical-manufacturer and Charles James Waterfall analytical-chemist Effects 1798 10s 5d.
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 04 Oct 1915  Thurlemere, Woodstock Road, Redland, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • Aged 65 years.

      4 October 1915 at Thurlemere, Woodstock Road, Redland, Bristol, William Booth Waterfall in his 66th year. (Source: The Friend)
    Buried 07 Oct 1915  Friends Burial Ground, Kingsweston, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Obituary 1916 
    • William Booth Waterfall of Bristol, eldest son of William and Sarah Waterfall, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, July 18th 1850, and passed away on October 4th 1915, after a lingering illness of some three years.

      "The boy is father of the man," and William Booth Waterfall as a child and boy showed many of the qualities which as a man so endeared him to others: the wide sympathy which enabled him to enter other people's lives and intrests, the friendliness and joyousness of disposition which drew other people to him, and a never-failing interest in all natural phenomena - a capacity for finding "sermons in stones, books in the running brooks, and good in everything."

      Quaker schools are especially happy in preparing for the fuller life that begins when school days end, and at Wigton he was able to develop his love of Natural History, collecting flowering plants on Catlands and birds - nesting on Wedholme Hoe. There he also met his future wife. He was a singularly clever boy, especially in mathematics, and once, at an annual examination, floored a Committee Friend, being supported in his contentions by the superintendant Martin Lidbetter. At the age of 12 he was head of the school, and remained so for three years.

      He left school a few days before his fifteenth birthday, and was shortly afterwards apprenticed to Wilson Brothers, shipowners of Sunderland. He remained with that firm eight years, being successively boy, mate and captain. When he was eighteen, and first mate, the captain died at sea, and he brought the ship home from the Horn, being presented by the owners with a valuable watch as a mark of their appreciation. Those years at sea left an indelible impress on his character, fostering and developing his promptness, resourcefulness, and self - dependance, while his sincerity and dislike of mere convention sprang partly from his knowledge of other men and other lands.

      In 1873 he broke his kneecap during a storm at sea, which obliged him to give up a seafaring life, and he joined his father, who was in the fertiliser trade, and needed more assistance.

      Two years later at Pardshaw Hall Meeting House, he married Georgiana Robinson, daughter of George Miller and Anna Patience Robinson......

      In 1879, William Booth Waterfall became junior partner in the Avon Manure Company, and on its conversion into a limited company, he became managing director, which post he held until his death. He devoted a great deal of time and attention to the Fertilisers' Trade Association, being its President for three years and a member of its Executive Committee from the beginning. His sympathy with others and his love of fair play showed itself in his relations with competitors and workmen alike. He was the acknowledged peace - maker and arbitrator of the trade, his known priority, clearsightedness and sense of humor enabling him, in a marked degree to overcome all antagonism, and while other firms were continually faced with strikes, he had no trouble of this kind at all.

      His business took up the greater part of his time, but his interests by no means stopped there. He was interested in education and was for some years on the Committee of Sidcot School. He remained all his life devoted to Wigton. Whenever it was possible he went to the annual excursion, and in 1909 gave the presidential address to the Old Scholars Association, an address which has much value for those to whom education appears to be a vital factor in a nation's welfare. He was interested in Meeting affairs, and was the first, and for many years, Clerk of Redland Preparative Meeting. He had the welfare of young Friends much at heart, helping them to organise societies which would lead to the cultivation of hobbies for to him "slackness," whether in work or play hours, was abhorrent. He was always ready to put his business experience at the disposal of the Society, and of the many individuals who so constantly came to him for advice and help. During his later life he devoted much time and interest to Bristol Chamber of Commerce, and was its President, 1913 - 14. But always remained true to his first love - Natural History. He studied it in a great many of its branches - birds, butterflies, moths, beetles, plants. But above all he loved lichens and mosses. On these he was one of the leading British authorities, and because of his intimate knowledge of them, especially those to be found in the County of Cumberland, he was elected member of the Linnaean Society.

      But though possessed by great vitality, he was often hampered by illness, and was twice ordered abroad for his health. He was in truth "over - engined," and his many activities of mind and body over - taxed his physical powers and finally brought on the illness - pernicious anaemia - which in spite of gallant efforts, he could not conquror. He was laid to rest next to his father and mother in the quiet burial ground of Lawrence Weston, the coffin being borne by the men of his factory at their special request.
    Occupation Seafarer / Managing Director of Avon Manure Company. 
    Probate 04 Jan 1916  Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • WATERFALL William Booth of Thirlemere Woodstock-road Redland BRISTOL chemical fertiliser manufacturer died 4 October 1915 Probate BRISTOL 4 January to Robinson Waterfall chemical fertiliser manufacturer and Rudolph Benjamin Seebohm chartered accountant and banker. Effects 23918 19s 11d.
    Notes 
    • Waterfall, William Booth (1850-1915), manufacturing chemist, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne 18 July 1850, eldest son of William Waterfall (1818-1902) and Sarah Waterfall (born Waterfall, 1824-1891). After education at Wigton School he was apprenticed to Wilson Brothers of Sunderland, ship owners. In 1873, however, an injury necessitated abandonment of a seafaring life and he joined his father in Bristol in the fertiliser business. In 1875 he married Georgiana Robinson (1850-1935), daughter of George Miller Robinson (1840-1906) of Pardshaw and Anna Patience Robinson. There were two sons and three daughters. He became a partner in the Avon Manure Company in 1879 and, on its conversion to a limited company, became managing director, a post he held until his death. He was a member of the executive committeee of the Fertilisers' Trade Association from its inception and was for three years president. He was also an active Friend, serving on the Sidcot School Committee of Management and as clerk of Redland (Bristol) PM. His orinthological and botanical interests were broad, but he was a particular authority on lichens and mosses. He had for some years suffered from pernicious anemia and died at his home, 'Thirlmere', Woodstock Road, Redland, 4 October 1915. Annual Monitos for 1917 (1916), cv.166-71. [15]
    Person ID I53  Warwickshire Waterfalls | Decendants of James Waterfall
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2015 

    Father WATERFALL William,   b. 01 Jul 1820, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1902, 35 Elton Road, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother WATERFALL Sarah,   b. 14 Dec 1824, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1891, 3 Clyde Park, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 12 Sep 1849  Friends Meeting House, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    • 12 September 1849 at Leeds William Waterfall of Newcastle son of late James Waterfall of Cheltenham to Sarah daughter of Seymour Waterfall of Liverpool. (Source: The Friend)
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ROBINSON Georgiana,   b. 16 Feb 1852, Pardshaw, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1935, Clifton Court, Clifton Hill, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 06 May 1875  Pardshaw Hall, Pardshaw, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    • 6/5/1875 At Pardshaw Hall, William Booth Waterfall of Carlisle to Georgiana daurghter of George M Robinson of Pardshaw.
    Children 
    +1. WATERFALL Robinson,   b. 21 Dec 1880, 2 Craigleigth, Belmont Road, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1936, Highlands, Yealmpton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     2. WATERFALL Edith Anna,   b. 21 Dec 1880, 2 Craigleigth, Belmont Road, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1959, Herrison Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +3. WATERFALL Sarah Georgina,   b. 05 Aug 1883, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     4. WATERFALL Millicent Heath,   b. 20 Sep 1888, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
    +5. WATERFALL William,   b. 15 Nov 1893, Thurlemere, Woodstock Road, Redland, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1979, Gore House, Bradpole, Bridport, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Annual Monitor, Society Of Friends, (1831-1919/20).

    2. [S41] Quaker Birth Digests 1837 - 1941, The Religous Society of Friends.

    3. [S9] Birth Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, September 1850 Newcastle T 25, 381.

    4. [S47] 1851 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), HO107., HO107/2405 Folio: 81 Page: 82 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S38] 1861 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG9., RG9/3926 Folio: 34 Page: 7 (Reliability: 2).

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    8. [S278] 1901 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG13., RG13/2370 Folio: 65 Page: 12 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S168] Probate - William Waterfall, Will, (3 June 1902, Probate Date, 18 July 1902).

    10. [S68] 1911 Census, (Ancestry.co.uk), RG14., RG14/15075 RD: 319 SD: Ashley ED: 17 SN: 70 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S170] Probate - William Booth Waterfall, Will, (4 Oct ober 1915, Probate Date, 4 January 1916).

    12. [S2] Death Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, December 1915 Bristol 6a 271 (65yrs).

    13. [S269] The Friend - William Booth Waterfall, (15 October 1915).

    14. [S44] Quaker Death Digests 1837 - 1961, The Religous Society of Friends.

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    16. [S11] Marriage Indexes 1837 - Present, General Register Office, September 1849 Hunslett 23 297.

    17. [S240] The Friend - Waterfall-Waterfall Marriage, William Waterfall, (November 1849).

    18. [S43] Quaker Marriage Digests 1837-1963, The Religous Society of Friends.

    19. [S10] The Friend.