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Thomas Cureton

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Thomas Cureton (c1862-1921) of Sunbeam

c1862 Born in Montford, Shropshire, the son of George Benjamin Cureton, a Farmer, and his wife Ellen

1871 Living at Beam House, Montford, Shropshire: George Cureton (age 55 born Westbury, Shropshire), Farmer of 356 acres employing 11 men and 3 boys - Widower. With his four children; Ellen Cureton (age 23 born Montford); Martha Cureton (age 13 born Montford); Anne Cureton (age 10 born Montford; and Thomas Cureton (age 9 born Montford, Shropshire). One visitor. Nine servants.[1]

1881 Lodging at 2 Larch Place, Larch Lane, Wolverhampton: Thomas Cureton (age 20 born Montford Bridge, Shropshire), Jappaners Clarks. In the home of Hannah Wilson.[2]

1891 Boarding at 55 Compton Street, Wolverhampton: Thomas Cureton (age 29 born Montford, Shropshire), Manager of Cycle works. In the home of Alice Jolly.[3]

1901 Living at 2 Beaumont Terrace, Bradmore Road, Wolverhampton: Thomas Cureton (age 39 born Montford, Shropshire), Cycle manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Mary Cureton (age 28 born Cork, Ireland) and their daughter Ivy M. Cureton (age 1 born Wolverhampton). Two servants.[4]

1911. Of Oaks Crescent, Wolverhampton. Managing Director of Sunbeam.

1920 Retired as chairman of Sunbeam and succeeded by James Todd

1921 July. Died. Funeral attended by 2,000 employees of the company.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 July 1921