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Frank Albert Applebee

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Frank Albert Applebee (1887-1952) of Godfrey's

1887 July 13th. Born in Walthamstow the son of Frank Wilberforce Applebee

Educated at Monoux Grammar School.

1909 Formed Godfrey's with Oliver Godfrey (who won the TT on an Indian in 1911); the firm sold and maintained motor cycles from a number of outlets, including 208 Great Portland St, London.

1911 Living at 9 Church Hill, Walthamstow: Frank Applebee (age 49 born London), Window Blind maker - Employer. With his wife Alice Applebee (age 47 born Hackney) and their three children; Frank Applebee (age 23 born Walthamstow), Motor Car and Cycle Dealer - Employer; Jessie Applebee (age 18 born Walthamstow), Shorthand Typist; and Ethel Applebee (age 11 born Walthamstow).[1]

1912 First place in the Isle of Man TT race (senior class) on a Scott.

1952 Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census