Halliday Crompton

Halliday Crompton

Halliday Crompton, born in 1889 in Bury, is the husband of my first cousin, twice removed, Bertha Lily Mollekin.

It is interesting to note that Halliday is a distant relation of the authoress, Richmal Crompton, who authored the ‘Just William’ books.


The death took place suddenly in Bury Infirmary on Thursday of Mr. Halliday Crompton, of 102, Walmersley-road. He was 58 years of age.

Mr. Crompton, who was the second son of the late Mr. W. W. Crompton, a Bury solicitor, and brother of the late Mr. Alfred and Mr. Neville Crompton, also well-known solicitors in the town, was educated at Giggleswick School. He took to farming as a career, living at Waddington, near Clitheroe, until his wife died, 20 years ago, when he returned to Bury.

One of the last events he was able to attend was the marriage of his youngest daughter at St. Peter’s Church, Bury, three weeks ago.

Mr. Crompton was a member of the Trevelyan Club for a long number of years and was also associated for many years with the Central Conservative Club.

At one time he was a representative of Mr. William Crompton, chemist, of Bolton-street, and before his retirement was assistant to Mr. Frank Butterworth, auctioneer and estate agent, of Bury.

He leaves two sons and four daughters.

The funeral will be at Waddington Parish Church at noon on Tuesday.

This post was originally published on Mollekin Portalite on 10/10/2011.

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