Ralph Cuthbert was a chemist who established Ralph Cuthbert, Ltd. on Westgate.
He was born on 23 November 1845 in Huddersfield, the son of woollen cloth drawer James Ralph Cuthbert and his wife Mary, and was baptised on 29 May 1846 at Huddersfield Parish Church.
After spending the early years of his children in Leeds, the family had moved to Northumberland Street by the time the 1861 Census was taken.
He began working as a druggist and chemist circa 1866, opening a pharmacy on Westgate.
In 1871, he was still living his parents who had moved to Starkey's Court off Northgate.
He married Norah Elizabeth Jane Beaumont, daughter of Benjamin Beaumont, on 4 August 1886 at the Parish Church. The couple had two children:
By 1891, the family was residing at 68 West Parade.
The private company Ralph Cuthbert, Limited was formed in 1913.
Ralph Cuthbert died on 13 April 1917, leaving an estate valued at £19,455 14s.
Nora Elizabeth Jane Cuthbert died on 14 November 1935 at Wedgewood Grove, aged 77, and was buried on 18 November at Edgerton Cemetery.