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Lt-Col John Albert Cole (c1868-1956), chairman of Humber
c1868 Born the son of James Montague Cole, a Landowner.
1894 Married in Primrose Hill, Camden, to Bertha Snow
1902 March. Article / Lecture on 'Ignition'.
1906 Major J. A. Cole Chairman of the Lincolnshire Automobile Club.
1907 Joined Humber
1911 Living at Roxholme Hall, Sleaford, Lincs: John Albert Cole (age 43 born Rothwell), District Auditor- Local Government. With his wife Bertha Cole (age 41 born Lincoln) and three children; Freda La Tour Cole (age 11 born Lincoln); Sybil Mary Cole (age 10 born Lincoln); and Christine Cole (age 8 born Lincoln). One visitor. Four Servants.
1912 Major J. A. Cole resigning the Chairmanship of the Lincolnshire Automobile Club committee owing to his leaving the County to reside in Warwickshire. Appointed a director of Humber.
1922-23 President of the SMMT
1929 Appointed Chairman of Humber
1956 July. Died age 88 years.