Henry Horton was the fourth child of Richard Horton & Mary Phipps born at West Bromwich & christened July 15th, 1855 at St Martin's Tipton, Staffs..
Henry was not at home with his parents at the time of the 1861 census, however there is an entry for Mary, aged 5 & this could be a mistake by the census taker as there is no evidence for Mary Horton of appropriate age in any further census.
In 1871 Henry was living at home with his parents & older sister Sarah at Dunkirk Rd, West Bromwich & he was a pupil teacher.
Henry married Sarah Edge on April 24th, 1878 at the Parish Church of St John, Ladywood, Birmingham. Witnesses at the wedding were Richard Horton & Martha Elizabeth Stone. Martha was to become Henry’s sister-in-law when she married his brother Richard Horton in 1879. Sarah was born 1849 at Smethwick, the daughter of Mary & Joseph Edge, an optical glass worker. In 1861 Sarah was a seamstress.
By 1881 Henry & Sarah were living at Upper Normancot Rd, Stone, Staffs. Henry was a school master & they had a 1 year old son Harry O born in Longton.
In 1888 Henry was the informant of the death of his mother Mary who died on May 7th. At the time his address was 53 Upper Normancot Rd.
By 1891 Henry & Sarah were living at Argyle Terrace, Chaplin Rd, Longton, Trentham, Staffs. Henry was an elementary schoolmaster, & they still only had one son Harry.
At the time of the 1901 census they were living at School House, Longton & Henry was still a schoolmaster. Son Harry was a student at Battersea Training College.
Henry & Sarah were still at School House (131 Anchor Rd) in 1911 & Henry continued to be a schoolmaster at Woodhouse elementary school.
Sarah died on November 27th, 1937 at 81 Hampton Rd, Birchfield, Birmingham 6. Administration of her estate was granted on January 31st, 1938 to husband Henry, retired schoolmaster. Her effects were £929.12s.5d.
Henry died, aged 91, on February 24th, 1947 at 81 Hampton Rd, Birchfield, Birmingham 6. Probate was granted on May 5th, 1947 to son Harry Orlando, retired schoolmaster & his effects were £2,362.13s.1d.
The children of Henry Horton & Sarah Edge were:
h.188.8.131.52 Harry Orlando Horton born June 18th, 1879 at Longton, Stone, Staffs; died July-September 1962 at Birmingham