Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George E. Clarke

From Graces Guide

George Edward Clarke of Wearwell Cycle Co

1857 Born at Wolverhampton the son of Henry Stephen Clarke

1887 Death of his son. 'An inquest was held Yesterday, at the Newmarket Inn, Cleveland road, touching the death of Henry Stephens Clarke 4 1/2, son of George Edward Clarke, blacksmith, Great Hampton Street.- The child was, on Thursday morning, in the kitchen with a sister eight years old, when he reached some matches from a chimney, and some of them being struck, his nightshirt caught fire. The mother extinguished the flames with a woollen shawl, but not before the child had sustained severe burns, from the effects of which he died in the hospital two days afterwards. - A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 14 September 1887