Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1880 & 89

Samuel Linley Southern (1826 - 1885)

 Samuel Linley Southern was a Fustian Manufacturer and Merchant. He was also an Overseer of the Poor in Salford.

He was born in 1826 in Salford. His father was Henry Southern (1797 – 1863) who was a prominent Building Contractor, renowned for building St Bartholomew's Church and the two triumphal arches in Cross Lane, and at the entrance of Peel Park, for the visit of Queen Victoria in 1851. His mother was Ann (nee Linley) Southern and they were married at St.John's Church, Deansgate Manchester on 18th March 1821.

In 1859, Samuel married Alice Lee in Salford by Registrar. Alice was born on 17th November 1833 in Chorley, Lancashire, and was baptised at Chorley Independent Chapel on 18th June 1834. The 1871 census reveals that the couple lived at Newport Place, Great Cheetham Street, Broughton. Their children, (all except the first, born in Salford), were Alice Lee (b.1860 in Blackpool), Mary Ethelind (b.1862), Samuel Herbert (b.1864), Walter (b.1865), Gertrude (b.1867), John Lee (b.1868) and Thomas Linley (b.1870). In 1862, the Manchester Courier records that Samuel made donations to Salford Cotton Famine Relief Committee.

In 1881, at 280 Great Cheetham Street, Broughton, Samuel was now aged 55 and a Retired Fustian Merchant. His wife Alice was 47, Mary E. was 18, Samuel H. was 17 and Clerk to a Calico Printer, Walter was 15 and Clerk to a Cotton Manufacturer, Gertrude was 13, John L. was 12 and Thomas L. was 10. Alice Lee was not recorded.

On 22nd October 1885, Samuel Linley Southern died at home aged 59. In 1891, now at Clowes Street, Broughton, Alice was a widow and Living on her Own Means. First daughter, Alice Lee was aged 30 and a Governess, Walter aged 25 was a Cotton Mill Manager, Gertrude was aged 23 and a Governess, John Lee was 22 and a Salesman and Thomas Linley was 20 and a Clerk for a Shipping Merchant. In 1901 at 262 Great Clowes Street, Broughton, Alice was Living on her Own Means, Alice Lee had no occupation, Mary E was a Governess, Walter was an Under Manager of a Cotton Mill and John Lee was a Leather Salesman. In 1911 at the same address, Alice was Living on Own Means, Alice Lee had no occupation, Mary E was a Governess, Walter was an Under Mill Manager and Thomas Linley was Agent for Soap, Candles and Whiskey.

Alice Southern died on 10th January 1918 aged 81 and was reunited with her husband.

Alice Lee remained single and died on 26th December 1918 aged 58.

Mary Ethelind, remained single and died on 3rd May1930 aged 67.

Samuel Herbert married Ethel Mary Fulton in 1893 and died 31st Aug 1945 aged 81.

Walter lived with, then married Annie M E Jennings in 1957 and died in 1962 aged 96.

Gertrude remained single and died in Mere, Wiltshire in 1946, aged 79.

John Lee married Nelly Cambell in 1903 and died in Stockport in 1937 aged 68.

Thomas Linley married Mary J Veevers in 1900 and died 20th January 1919 aged 48.