Another fascinating article about the Hop-Picking from The Springing Well 1899.
His life is described in The Railway Signal (August 1891) pp.153-4 From the Census records he appears to have been born in 1851 and I suspect that he didn't live long after 1891. He was a member of Spurgeon's congregation. The account of his life is accessible at
Here are all the William Luffs I could find in the National Probate Calendar between 1931 and 1951. Was he one of these?