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Arthur Reuel Tolkien
Birth: Feb. 18, 1857
Staffordshire, England
Death: Feb. 15, 1896
Bloemfontein
Free State, South Africa

Father of J.R.R. Tolkien. He was born in 1857 in Handsworth, near Birmingham, one of eight children of a piano manufacturer of partly German descent, and had worked at Lloyd's Bank in that city before emigrating to South Africa in order to take up a post with the Bank of Africa. He was joined there, a year or so later, by his fiancee, Mabel Suffield. On the 16th. April 1891, the couple were married in Cape Town Cathedral, and spent their honeymoon in Sea Point, before travelling to Bloemfontein, where Arthur had been appointed manager of the bank's branch. They went on to have two sons, Ronald and Hilary, but Arthur died of a haemorrhage while his wife and children were on a visit to England. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Benjamin Tolkien (1807 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Mabel Suffield Tolkien (1870 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
President Brand Cemetery
Bloemfontein
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
Free State, South Africa
Plot: Block D, Row 3, Grave 20
 
Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10846110
Arthur Reuel Tolkien
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Arthur Reuel Tolkien
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
Arthur Reuel Tolkien
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
 
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- Bryan Mooney
 Added: May. 17, 2014
Sir, it is a shame you did not live long enough to see the fascinating world your son created.
- Bridget Hainline
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
Rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012
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