THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
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Alfred Whitaker b.22JUL1846 - d.05MAR1938.

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1851 Census - living at 13 Wilmot Street, Derby. Son of Samuel Whitaker (born 1819 in Derby) whose occupation is listed as Solicitor General, Clerk & Secretary to Derbyshire General Hospital.

1861 Census - living at 64 Wilmot Street with Ann Perkins, grandmother. Occupation listed as Junior Clerk Solicitor.

1871 Census - visitor at 4 Parkfield Terrace, Scorforth, Lancs. Occupation - "Foreman in Loco Department, Midland Railway Co.".

1881 Census - head of household at 61 Cemetery Road, Holbeck, Leeds. Occupation described as "Railway Locomotive Superintendent". Wife Charlotte A Whitaker born 1848 in Ireland). Daughter Evelyn B. Whitaker born 1874 in Leeds, Charlotte E Whitaker born 1878 in Scotby, Cumberland, Alfred A. Whitaker born 1880 in Scotby, Cumberland.

1891 Census - head of household at Allendale, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. with wife and three children (son listed as Alfred H Whitaker). Occupation listed as Engineer.

1901 Census - head of Household at Bennow Road, Burnham on Sea. Occupation listed as "Mechanical Engineering Superintendent, Railway, Locomotive, Carriage & Waggon Dept." Living with wife Charlotte and daughter Charlotte who is an "assistant infant school teacher". Also listed is Eliza Smith, "Wife's Aunt".

1911 Census - head of household at Summerville, Burnham, Somerset with wife Charlotte Annie Whitaker born in West Neath, Athlone, and daughter Charlotte Eliza Whitaker. Listed as having had four children, of which one was deceased. Occupation "Mechanical Engineer, Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Supt."

White's 1857 Directory: Samuel Whitaker, Solicitor's Clerk, 13 Wilmot Street, Derby.

Kelly's 1881 Directory: Samuel Whitaker listed as a Councillor for Babbington ward.

Kelly's 1891 Directory: Samuel Whitaker listed as an Alderman in Derby.

Kelly's 1895 Directory: Alfred Whitaker listed at Summerville, Berrow Road, Burnham.

Kelly's 1899 Directory: Samuel Whitaker listed as an Alderman in Derby. Living at 6 Leopold Street.

Kelly's 1914 Directory: Alfred Henry Whitaker listed at 23 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath. (Ditto 1923).

Kelly's 1935 Directory: Alfred Whitaker listed at Lancaster VIlla, Beechen Cliff, Bath.

Derby School Register: WHITAKER Alfred (27 Jan 1855 - 1860) b. 22 July 1846. Son of Alderman Samuel Whitaker, J.P. Mayor of Derby in 1887. 3rd Class Hons. Ox Local Exam. 1860. Late District Locomotive Supt. Leeds, Director of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Company. Summerville, Burnham, Somerset.

Probate register: WHITAKER Alfred of Lancaster Villa, Beechen Cliff, Bath died 5 March 1938 Probate Bristol 3 June to Alfred Henry Whitaker mechanical engineer and William Paul Chesterman solicitor. Effects £18,567 3s 6d.

Street By Street: Derby (Maxwell Craven pub. Breedon Books 2005)...

Whitaker Road [Littleover Hill]. The Littleover Hill estate was created from the Littleover/Normanton enclosure award by John Tempest Morely, by purchase in 1853, whereupon he sold the entire holding to the future Alderman Samuel Whitaker (1818-1899) and his brother Joseph, both accountants, for £2,231 5s 0d. In 1858 they published a map showing the street laid out, 30ft wide with 23 generous plots arrayed on either side and with gates on either end. Between 1860 and 1900 only 17 of these were built upon, at which later date all unsold plots were transferred to Alderman Whitaker's two sons. The street was named Littleover Hill after the estate itself until about 1896, and then occasionally thereafter, by which time the street had been renamed after Alderman Whitaker, who had served as Mayor in 1886-1887. The sale of plots continued until after the Second World War. Subsequent building has been achieved by sub-dividing plots.

Whitaker Street. 1862. Named after Alderman Samuel Whitaker (see above) who was then Secretary of the Derbyshire Permanent Building Society, which involved him with several developments in this area by 1855. It was pitched to a narrow standard and to a dead-end at the south end. Subsequently it was widened.

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The picture from the album which caught Diana Bale's eye

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