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Name: ETHERIDGE, John Hammond (Senior)

Birth Date: 1869 Halesworth, Suffolk, bapt. 18 Apr

Death Date: 23 Jan 1954 Eldoret

First Date: 1916 from Nyasaland

Last Date: 1954

Profession: 1916 established a printing business and launched the Uasin Gishu Weekly Advertiser, the first newspaper between Nairobi and Kampala

Area: Eldoret

Married: Johanna E. Peterson d. 25 Aug 1934 Mombasa

Children: James; John Peterson (24 Dec 1906-1992 Poole); Louisa (1905); Daphne (1910)

Book Reference: Eldoret, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Gazette, Macmillan, Red 19, Barnes

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 4/3/54 - Mr John Hammond Etheridge, who has died in Kenya at the age of 85, spent some years in Nyasaland before going to East Africa, where he established in Eldoret the company bearing his name and the local weekly paper which began as the Plateau Explosion and later became the Uasin Gishu Advertiser.
Red 22 - Committee Member, Uasin Gishu Gymkhana Club, Eldoret
Red 22 - Etheridge & Sons, Box 10, Eldoret - Dairy and J.H. Etheridge, Government Rd., Box 10, Eldoret - Printer & Publisher
Red 31 has J. Etheridge  Senr.
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Plateau South - John H. Etheridge, Printer and Stationer, Eldoret and Johanna E. Etheridge, Married, Eldoret
Macmillan 1930 - J.H. Etheridge & Sons - Printers Stationers Bookbinders Rubber Stamp Manufacturers - Eldoret - The founder of it Mr J.H. Etheridge was formerly proprietor of 'The Nyasaland Times' which after 5 years successful operation and development he resold to its original founder from whom he had purchased it and in 1916 he arrived at Eldoret when there were scarcely any buildings there. ………… Soon after he became established at Eldoret Mr Etheridge started a small newspaper entitled 'The Uasin Gishu Herald' which he ran for 2 years. As the district however was not sufficiently developed for its financial success he relinquished that journal and replaced it with 'The Uasin Gishu Advertiser' which has proved and is proving very successful. It is devoted entirely to advertising. ………… Mr Etheridge is ably assisted in the business by his 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Red Book 1919 - "Uasin Gishu Herald", Eldoret - Proprietors - J.H. Etheridge & Sons
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Mrs Johanna Etheridge, died 25 Aug 1934, Mombasa - in loving memory / of / Johanna / wife of / J H Etheridge / Eldoret / died 25th August 1934 / age 51 years
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Uasin Gishu Voters Roll
Barnes Eldoret cem in loving memory of / John Hammond Etheridge / born in Halesworth, Suffolk / March 1869 / died January 23rd 1954
Gazette 29 Dec 1934 At Eldoret: Daphne, James, John Hammond. John Peterson and Louisa Etherige 

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