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Alfred Spurgeon

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Alfred Spurgeon (1874- ) of Daisy Motor Co

1874 Born in Coventry the son of Alfred Spurgeon and his wife Emma

1881 Living at 9 Sperry Street, Coventry: Alfred Spurgeon (age 37 born Kettering), a Silk Weaver. With his wife Emma (age 29 born Coventry) and their children Eliza (age 11 born Coventry); Walter Spurgeon (age 9 born Coventry); Alfred Spurgeon (age 7 born Coventry); Clara (age 2 born Coventry); and William (age 1 month born Coventry). Also brother Walter Spurgeon (age 61 born Halsted, Essex).[1]

1907 Applied for a patent

1911 Living at 39 Spencer St. Coventry: Alf Spurgeon (age 37 born Coventry), a Cycle Agent and Repaired and Employer. With his wife (married 14 years and 2 children) Rose Spurgeon (age 37 born Coventry) and their children Rhoda Spurgeon (age 15 born Coventry) and Hilda Spurgeon (age 11 born Coventry).[2]

1914 Shown as a motor and cycle dealer of 96 Far Gosford Street.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 February 1914
  • Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1