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George Henry Willson

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George Henry Willson of Smith, Barker and Willson

1874 Born in Stanningley, Yorks[1]

1881 George Willson 42, basket maker, lived in Bramley, Yorks with Eliza Willson 36, wool weaver, George H. Willson 7, Hannah Willson 4[2]

1891 George Willson 52, basket maker, lived in Halifax with Eliza Willson 46, George H Willson 17, iron turner, Hannah Willson 14[3]

1899 Married Laura Buckley in Halifax

1901 George H Willson 27, machine tool maker, employer, lived in Halifax with Laura A Willson 23, George Willson 5 months, with his widowed mother Eliza Willson 56 and sister Hannah Willson 24[4]

1911 Geoge Henry Willson 37, machine tool maker, employer, lived in Halifax with Laura Ann Willson 33, George Willson 10, Kathleen Vega Willson 9 months, and his widowed mother, Eliza Willson 67[5]

1923 A machine tool maker, when he son George was married[6]

1939 George H Willson, builder, lived in Walton on Thames with Laura A Willson[7]

1945 Died in Walton on Thames

1945 Obituary

'Mr. G. H. Willson
The death has occurred at Walton-on-Thames of Mr. George Henry Willson (71), a former well-known Halifax machine tool maker, of the firm Smith, Barker and Willson, Ovenden. His wife, Mrs. Laura Willson, who died four years ago, was associated with him in the business and took a prominent part in a number of house-building enterprises. Their only son. Mr. George Willson, of Willson Lathes, Ltd., died three years ago.'[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. Parish records
  7. 1939 register
  8. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 19 June 1945