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DING 2020: “ Almost nothing is known about him. The following information has been mostly gleaned from Census Records. He was born at Adlington, Lan. In the 1891 census, when we was 18, he appeared as Post Office Clerk, in Adlington, where his father was the Post Master. He must have studied for sometime at the University of Heidelberg as The Grammar of the Dialect of Adlington was originally a Ph. d. thesis submitted at that University in 1903. In it he states his aim is to follow the methodology of Joseph Wright in his Grammar of the Windhill Dialect. In 1911, according to the Census, he was living in Barnet, Middlessesx (now part of north London), and was listed as schoolmaster. Notice of his death on May, 9th, 1950 is given in The London Gazette. He died in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, a retired schoolmaster.
He may also be the author of Pitman's Examination Notes in German (1912). He signed the Preface of The Grammar of the Dialect of Adlington at Adlington so he might have been a resident there at the time of the Grammar's publication. In it he mentions "Profs. Schröer, from Cöln, Luick of Graz, and Hoops of Heidelberg."
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