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Henry Cecil Walker

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Henry Cecil Walker (c1876-1918), of Waygood-Otis Lifts

c1876 Born the eldest son of Henry Claude Walker

1893 Joined R. Waygood and Co

1901 Living at 33 Wickham Road, Deptford: Henry C. Walker (age 50 born Kennington), Mechanical Engineer (Hydraulic, Electric and Hand Lifts) - Employer. With his wife Sarah E. Walker (age 50 born West Norwood) and their six children; Henry C. Walker (age 24 born Brockley), Electrical Engineer; Lizzie C. Walker (age 24 born Brockley); Dora Walker (age 21 born Brockley); Annie M. Walker (age 20 born Brockley); Norman M. Walker (age 18 born Brockley); and Bernard G. Walker (age 19 born Brockley). Two servants.[1]

1918 Obituary [2]

We regret to have to announce the death, in his 42nd year, after a short illness of Mr. H. Cecil Walker, the eldest son of Mr. Henry C. Walker, Chairman of Waygood-Otis, Ltd., Falmouth-road, London.

Mr. Walker entered the shops of R. Waygood and Co. in September. 1893, and in time occupied the position of chief Electrical engineer to the company.

In November 1910, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Directors which he retained after the amalgamation with The Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. He rendered great service in the design of the electric lifts of the company.

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