Joah Pearson

Joah Pearson of Brighouse started life as a telegraph boy [1886] and an apprentice printer [1895].

He later bought out his employer and expanded the business to become owner and editor of the Brighouse & Rastrick Gazette.

On account of his health, he left the printing industry and bought his family's bakery business.

He had a confectionery factory and bakery in West Park Street, Brighouse, and a shop and Café at 53 Commercial Street, Brighouse – see Pearson's Confectioners.

He had other shops in Bradford and Huddersfield, 9 shops in all.

He advertised himself as

J. P. – The Great Provider

He was also owner of a spinning business in Bradford which employed 120 people, a member of Halifax Board of Guardians, a violinist with Brighouse Orchestral Society, a member of Brighouse Choral Society, and a Freemason.

In 1897, he married Hannah Jane Waller [1870-19??].


  1. Marion [b 1899]
  2. daughter

The family lived at

This & associated entries use material which was kindly contributed by Carole Edwards Caruso & Chris Helme

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