Arthur Emmanuel Sumption

 BORN 1873 at Otterford, Somerset, England.
 DIED 15 April 1949 in Sydney, NSW.  Link 

NSW Death Record 8247/1949

 BURIED 19 April 1949 in Woronora Cemetery, NSW.
 FATHER William Sumption (1841-1893)
 MOTHER Mary Anne Vincent (1844-1935)
 MARRIED 1 Grace Beatrice Kraushaar (1864-1932) on 29 August 1898 at Millway Meeting House, Wellington (PB), Somerset  Link 
 CHILDREN   Douglas Sumption (1899-1899)
Olive Mary Sumption (1900-1900)
John Sumption (1902-1902)
Edgar Kraushaar Sumption (1903-1958)
 MARRIED 2 Ethel Millie Gurney (1885-1974) in 1937 at Hurstville, NSW

NSW Marriage Record 21473/1937


Poultry Farmer. Farmed at Bishopswood, Otterford, Somerset (will of Frances J K). The 1901 census shows Arthur, Grace and Francis Jane Kraushaar all living at Bishopswood. The same document also shows Frederick Sumption living at Bishopswood. Moved to Australia in 1911. The Sands directories for 1911 and 1914 (but not 1910) show Arthur Sumption as living at 223 King St Newtown along with AK&Sons. Presumably he lived over the shop.

In 1949, the Arthur Sumptions were living in Katoomba, NSW, and he was listed as a retired railway employee.

I can just remember seeing Mr Sumption and his wife. He was a heavily built man, rather stodgy. She was small and slight, like my aunties Tibby and Eva. They lived on the Prince’s Highway in what I would call Carlton, but Kogarah is near enough. My father pointed out their house to me as we drove past on our way to Thirroul. Never suggested we call on them. Often used to speak of them. They went to Carlton EB meeting. The Kraushaars were like that. My father spoke frequently of the good times he had with his uncle Carey down at Eden. Something like my experiences at Stanfield. But he never suggested we drive down and see the old man. I lived for 4 years in Mowbray Rd West, within 200 yards of my grandfather, but I spoke to him no more than 3 or 4 times during those years, and never about his young days — why he emigrated etc. The Listers, Moulders, Glassons etc were the opposite — extremely gregarious.
      — Milton Crawshaw  [2003]

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