Abraham Stoker
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Abraham Stoker (1847 - 1912)

Abraham "Bram" Stoker
Born in 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, Dublin, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Dec 1878 in St Ann's, Dublin Irelandmap
Died in 26 St George's Square Londonmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2014 | Last significant change: 6 Jul 2020
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Biography

Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.

Bram Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland, the son of Abraham Stoker and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley.

He was the third of seven children, the eldest being Sir Thornley Stoker, 1st Bt.. Bram's parents were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church, which is where Bram and his siblings were baptized.

An unknown illness kept Bram from starting school until he was seven years old, the age when he made a full recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years."[1]

In 1878 Stoker married Florence Balcombe, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Balcombe of 1 Marino Crescent[2]. She was a celebrated beauty whose former suitor was Oscar Wilde. [3]

On 31 December 1879, Bram and Florence's only child was born, a son whom they christened Irving Noel Thornley Stoker. Bram was dedicated to Irving and his memoirs show he idolized him. [4]

After surviving a number of strokes, Stoker died at No. 26 St George's Square on 20 April 1912. He was cremated, and his ashes placed in a display urn at Golders Green Crematorium.

Google honored Bram Stoker with a Google Doodle on their homepage on 8 November 2012, Bram's 165th birthday. [5]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia: Bram Stoker
  2. Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845–1958
  3. Wikipedia:Bram Stoker
  4. Wikipedia:Bram Stoker
  5. Wikipedia:Bram Stoker
  • "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK65-8KFJ : accessed 20 May 2016), Bram Stoker, Chelsea, London,Middlesex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 77/4, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,330.
  • Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Class: RG12; Piece: 63; Folio: 43; Page: 12; GSU roll: 6095173 (Ancestry.com link)
  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9HH-H7T : accessed 20 May 2016), Bram Stoker, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chelsea South subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FYQR-MYM : accessed 20 May 2016), MARRIAGES entry for Florence Anne L Balcombe; citing Dublin South, Oct - Dec 1878, vol. 2, p. 578, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,253.


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