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Reuben Floyd - Earthenware Manufacturer - Stoke
R Floyd & Sons
c.1847 Reuben FLOYD (the father) born in Hanley c.1880 Reuben C. FLOYD (the son) born in Etruria 1886 Floyd, with Boulton, operated as tenants at the Cliff Bank Works. 1886 Boulton and Floyd moved to the Lovatt and Hall Street Works. 1902 Floyd operating as 'R Floyd & Co' 1907 In the 1907 directory he is listed as living at 65 Hartshill Road. The house was named Woodthorn. 1907 Floyd operating as 'R Floyd & Sons' 1912 The Potteries, Newcastle & District Directory: Reuben Floyd's residence is listed at 340 Prince's Road. In a memoir written by a granddaughter of Reuben Floyd (1847-1914) and Hannah Pace (1847-1911) named Doris Speakman Lester (1902 -), she describes Reuben as being generous to the needy as on Fridays he would give a shilling to each of the men from the workhouse who lined up at the pottery door. 1930 The company 'R. Floyd & Sons' ceased operation.
source: Floyd's g-granddaughter - Sandy Henshall
Reuben Floyd, Gwendoline Floyd, Roy Floyd and Ethel (Ellerton) Floyd.
This photo is from a postcard produced in Llandudno where they often vacationed.
(Note: The Reuben Floyd in the photo is the son in "R Floyd & Sons)
340 and 342 Princes Road
Entrance door to 340 Princes Road
Home of Reuben Floyd
Photos: Aug 2001
Dwelling: 41 Salem St
Census Place: (Stoke Upon Trent) Shelton, Stafford, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|Reuben FLOYD||M 34 M||Head||Hanley||Grocer & Potters Packer|
|Hannah FLOYD||M 32 F||Wife||Hanley|
|Edward A. FLOYD||5 M||Son||Etruria||Scholar|
|Reuben C. FLOYD||1 M||Son||Etruria|
|Rebecca PACE||W 71 F||Mo In Law||Rugeley|
|Rose E. PACE||11 F||Niece||Burslem||Scholar|
Reuben Floyds mentioned in the 1881 census were the father and son both named Reuben, of R. Floyd & Sons. The baby would be the Reuben who is the father in the above photograph.