Arthur Reuel Tolkien

Arthur Reuel Tolkien

Birth
Staffordshire, England
Death
15 Feb 1896 (aged 38)
Bloemfontein, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State, South Africa
Burial
Bloemfontein, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State, South Africa
Plot
Block D, Row 3, Grave 20
Memorial ID
10846110 View Source

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.

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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  • Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10846110/arthur_reuel-tolkien: accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Reuel Tolkien (18 Feb 1857–15 Feb 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10846110, citing President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Free State, South Africa; Maintained by Iain MacFarlaine (contributor 46514200).