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Name: TURPIN, Thomas

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Birth Date: 27 Nov 1885 Laira, Devon

Death Date: 28 Dec 1969 Bishopsteignton

First Date: 1921

Last Date: 1935

Profession: Plumber and sanitary engineer

Area: Nairobi, 1930 Box 260, Nairobi

Married: In Newton Abbot 28 July 1910 Rosa Victoria Smith b. 20 Apr 1887 Newton Abbot, d. 2 Sep 1942 Teignmouth

Children: Evelyn Mary (Bellander, Edye) (6 May 1912 Newton Abbot-2010 Saint Ann, Jamaica); Joyce Vivian Pamela (Pritchard) (11 Sep 1927 Nairobi-1982 Kalimantan, Indonesia)

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Macmillan, Red 22, Harmony

General Information:

Macmillan - 1930 Thornton & Turpin, Plumbers, Sanitary and Domestic Engineers - started in 1926. Both partners - Messrs. F.J. Thornton and T. Turpin - had long and extensive experience as plumbers, sanitary and domestic engineers in England, and the fact that they are authoritative experts in all the work they undertake accounts doubtless for the development of their business at Mombasa, where they have a branch, as well as at Nairobi
Red 22 - T. Turpin, Old Stanley Hotel, Nairobi
Member of Lodge Harmony - Initiated 2/12/29
1939 England and Wales Register living with wife in Newton Abbot as plumber and sanitary engineer
Chris Pritchard (grandson): My grandfather Thomas Turpin (1885-1970) was a plumber and sanitary engineer in the Kenya Colony from 1921 to about 1935.  He sold his share of the business to his partner Frederick James Thornton when he left and returned to South Devon in England. Thomas Turpin died at his home in Bishopsteignton on Dec 28 1969 and was buried in Bishopsteignton new graveyard with his wife who had been killed in Teignmouth by WW2 bombing on Sep 2 1942.

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