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Stephen Frank Stackard

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Stephen Frank Stackard, a pioneer of oil fired furnaces for glass making.

1861 Born in Birmingham

In general commercial work, a commercial traveller in tea and had a spell in South Africa

1903 Joined J. A. Curle Ltd as a director; J. A. Curle Ltd had glass works in Hackney

1905 A glass manufacturer at the baptism of his son, Leslie, in Muswell Hill[1]

1911 Stephen Frank Stackard 49, glass bottle manufacturer, lived in Hornsey with Mary Ann Lydia Stackard 42, Stephen Frank Cyril Stackard 17, engineering student, Harold Francis Stackard 15, Beryl Victoria Stackard 13, Phyllis Mary Stackard 11, Leslie Frederick Stackard 5[2]

1913 Managing director of J. A. Curle Ltd when he became a Member of I Mech E despite questions about his engineering background.

1918 Died in Edmonton[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1911 census
  3. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records