Samuel Auty was a "sculptor, general carver and letter cutter".
He was born on 2 February 1854 at Lindley, the son of coal mine engineer John Auty and his wife Ruth (née Scholes), and was baptised on 16 April 1854 at Lindley Wesleyan Chapel.
His father died in 1868 and his widowed mother moved to Morley, Leeds, where she married engineer John Westerby in June 1878.
By 1871, he was living with his widowed aunt Judith Scholes at 59 Victoria Street, Bradford, and working as a stone carver.
He married Martha Jane Foster, daughter of joiner Samuel Foster of Lindley, on 8 July 1875 at the Queen Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The couple had five children, although only two survived childhood:
The couple settled on Lidget Street, Lindley.
In the early 1880s, he worked as the stone carver on the Ramsden Building for the Huddersfield Technical School and Mechanics' Institute after his tender of £260 was accepted.
Martha Jane Auty died on 8 February 1921, aged 65, and was buried at the Wesleyan Chapel at Lindley on 12 February.
Samuel Auty of 113 Lidget Street died on 1 May 1926 at the Royal Infirmary. He left an estate valued at £939 8s. 6d.
Mary Elizabeth Auty continued to live at the family home and died in October 1946.