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John Thomas Brockhouse

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John Thomas Brockhouse (1879-1944), Managing Director and Chairman of J. Brockhouse and Co

1879 Born son of John Brockhouse and his wife Maria

1901 Bank clerk, living with his parents in West Bromwich[1]

1903 Married Mary Emily Fisher, in Arrow, Warwickshire[2]

1911 Bank manager, living in Kings Norton, with Mary Emily Brockhouse 30, Constance Mary Brockhouse 6, Margaret Alice Brockhouse 4, Elsie Kathleen Brockhouse 1, John Leslie Brockhouse 2.75 months[3]

c.1920 Presumably joined J. Brockhouse and Co after the deaths of his brothers Henry and Frederick

1922 Became managing director in succession to his father

1934 of Hagley Road, Birmingham, a director of J. Brockhouse and Co and Aga Heat Ltd[4]

1942 Chairman and Managing director of the company; his son, John Leslie Brockhouse, was assistant managing director[5]

1944 Died in London; his widow was Doris May Brockhouse[6]

1943/44 Obituary [7]

John Thomas Brockhouse was born in 1879, and educated at West Bromwich Grammar School.

In 1893 he entered the firm of J. Brockhouse, Ltd., and after a period spent in the workshops became Works Manager of the Company. He was subsequently Managing Director and Chairman, and carried through a programme of progressive reorganization and expansion.

He died on 10th April, 1944, at the age of 65. He was elected a Member in 1942.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Parish record
  3. 1911 census
  4. The Times, Feb 01, 1934
  5. The Times, Dec 18, 1942
  6. National Probate Calendar
  7. 1943/44 Institution of Automobile Engineers: Obituaries