Daniel Gentle, senior (1857-1929), was a grocer.
Daniel was born in 1857 in Harlton, Cambridgeshire. He was one of at least eight children born to Daniel Gentle and Elizabeth Gentle (née Frisby). His father was initially an agricultural labourer before becoming a grocer. Daniel senior brought up his family including Daniel junior in Harlton and then in Trumpington. Daniel junior became a carter like his two brothers (Arthur and Samuel). He married Julia Harradine in 1877 in Cambridge. They had nine children: Grace (1879-1955); Lizzie (1880-1950); Rose (1882-1959); Effie (1883-?); Sarah (1885-1958); Samuel (1886-1960); Daniel (1888-1965); Winifred (1894-1968); and Lilian (1896-1980). The family initially remained in Trumpington but eventually moved into Cambridge. They lived at 1 Cockburn Street. Daniel died on 25 March 1929 in the Evelyn Nursing Home, Cambridge.
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Census: 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911
England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
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