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John Alfred Phillips

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John Alfred Phillips (1866-1933) of J. A. Phillips and Co

1876 Born in Coventry the son of Henry Phillips and his wife Sarah.

John Alfred Phillips formed a partnership with Ernest William Bohle making brakes and pedals for bicycles.

1901 Living at Mansfield Villa, Stoke Green, Coventry: Henry Phillips (age 62 born Coventry), General Commission Agent - Employer. With his wife Sarah Phillips (age 63 born Coventry) and their two sons John Alfred Phillips (age 35 born Coventry), Cycle Fittings Manufacturer - Employer, and Walter Ed. Phillips (age 30 born Coventry), Artist.[1]

1909 Retired from the partnership

1911 Married in Christchurch, Sussex to Agnes E. Clifton

1912 Birth of daughter Victoria M. Phillips

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census