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Name: Arthur Lane

Burial Number: 1064

Gender: Male

Occupation: Merchants Clerk; Commercial Traveller

Born: 00/00/1867

Died: 07/01/1922

Buried: 11/01/1922

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Arthur was born in Pimlico, London, the son of Henry and Lucy. He grew up in Westminster where his father worked for a pianoforte company. Henry died on 24th March 1881. Arthur worked as a clerk for a chemical manure and disinfectant company eventually becoming a commercial traveller. On 4th September 1895, Arthur married Jane Caroline Sullock at St Mary’s church, Wimbledon. He gave his address as 85 Union Road, Clapham. The couple moved to Battersea where in 1907, their son Bertram Thomas Alfred was born. By 1911, the family had moved to Worthing, living at 3 Southview Terrace in Rowlands Road. In 1914, they moved to 5 Queen’s Road. Arthur died on 7th January 1922 after taking oxalic acid. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide. (see inquest details below). Probate was granted on 4th May to Jane Caroline Lane widow, Henry Douglas Elborough Esq and Henry James Still shoe agent. Effects s£1170 0s 10d.

Jane died in Slough in 1947.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Arthur Lane

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 3 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Arthur James Lane died 7th January 1922 aged 55 years.

Further Information


Name: Arthur James Lane

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1867

Town: Pimlico

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/9/1895

Spouse First Name: Jane

Spouse Second Name: Caroline

Spouse Last Name: Sullock

Town of Marriage: Wimbledon

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/01/1922

Cause of death: Suicide

Address line 1: 5

Address line 3: Queens Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


“Tired of Life” – Sad end of a Commercial Traveller – A distressing occurrence was investigated by the Coroner for West Sussex (Mr F.W. Butler) on Monday afternoon, when he conducted an inquiry into the death of Arthur James Lane, aged 56, a commercial traveller, of 5, Queen’s Road. The inquest took place at the house. Alfred George Sellock, brother-in-law of Mr Lane, said that the deceased had not been in good health for some time, and had been attended by Dr Le Riche. He had been troubled with his head since an operation. On New Year’s Eve Mr Lane was taken ill with vomiting, and he said that he had taken “some hat cleaning stuff”. He had been depressed about himself on account of his health, and the pain in his head had caused him to say that he was tired of life. Dr Philip John Le Riche said he had attended Mr Lane for years; he suffered from pains in his head and sleeplessness. The cause of the pains was obscure, although he had consulted several specialists. They had tried several drugs. Witness saw him on December 31st, when he told witness that he had taken some salts of lemon (oxalic acid). The acid had a corrosive action on the mucus membrane of the stomach. The patient gradually became weaker, and necrosis of the mucus membrane was the cause of death. “Suicide whilst temporarily of unsound mind” was the verdict recorded by the Coroner.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1170 0 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £33997.00

Census Information


23 Cornwall Street, Westminster.
Henry aged 34, pianoforte putter-up. Lucy aged 33. William aged 11. Arthur aged 4.


63 Vincent Square, Westminster.
Lucy aged 44, widow. William aged 21, pianoforte tuner. Arthur aged 14, merchant’s clerk. Sophia Strong aged 69, mother.


2 Oak Tree Yard, Marylebone.
Arthur aged 24, clerk, sharing a house with four other servants.


84 Stormont Road, Battersea.
Arthur aged 34, clerk and commercial traveller, disinfectant. Caroline J aged 30. Plus 1 servant. (Caroline preferred to use her middle name).


3 Southview Terrace, Rowlands Road, Worthing.
Arthur aged 44, commercial traveller in chemical manure and disinfectant. Caroline Jane aged 40. Bertram aged 3.


Beach Cottage, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Arthur Lane
Male 1867 54 Pimlico, London Commercial Traveller Lancs Chemical Maunre Co Ltd
Caroline Lane
Female 1873 48 Kingsbridge, Devon Home Duties
Miriam Glaysher
Female 1899 21 Ealing, Middlesex

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