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Harvey Du Cros

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November 1909.

Harvey Du Cros

1872 15 March: Born in Dublin, son of (William) Harvey Du Cros and his wife Annie Jane (nee Roy)[1].

1896 Harvey Du Cros of Oakfield Road, Selly Park, Birmingham. Director of the Rubber Tyre Manufacturing Co and the Cycle Components Manufacturing Co[2]

1904 DU CROS, Harvey, Junr., 18, Russell Square, London, W.C. Cars: 15 h.-p. Ariel, and 8 h.-p. Swift. Managing Director of the Swift and Ariel Motor Companies. [3]

1904 May. Drives his Ariel car up Snowdon.[4]

1906 Invested in Austin and was involved in the business. British agent for Panhard-Levassor cars.

Dunlop Rubber Co.

He was Justice of the Peace for Sussex[5]

1909 Death of his first wife

1909 Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 1909/09/18

1916 Married for a second time[6]

1928. Obituary. Age 57. One of six brothers. Founder of Swift Motor Co and Yellow Cab Co, deputy chairman of Austin, once associated with Mercedes, director of Amalgamated Cotton Mills Trust, Joint Industries and Parent Trust and Finance Co. First wife died 19 years previous and married second in 1916. He leaves sons age 10 and 11. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
  2. The Times, Saturday, Jun 13, 1896
  3. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  4. Automotor Journal 1904/06/04
  5. The Times Dec 23, 1918
  6. The Times, Nov 02, 1928
  7. The Times, Friday, Nov 02, 1928