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Walter James Iden

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Walter James Iden was born 1873 at Brighton the son of George Iden

1881 Living at 30 Ditchling Rise, Preston, Sussex: George Iden (age 34 born Preston, Lancs), Foreman of Engine Fitters. With his wife Lettice Iden (age 33 born Manchester) and their children Walter Iden (age 7 born Preston) and Selina F. Iden (age 6 born Preston).[1]

1901 Living at Hopedale, Dalton Road, Coventry: George Iden (age 53 born Preston), Mechanical Engineer. Works Manager and Employer. With his wife Lettice Iden (age 52 born Bradford, Lancs.) and their children Walter J. Iden (age 28 born Brighton), Mechanical Engineer and Employer; and Selina F. Iden (age 27 born Brighton). One servant.[2]

1903 Chief Engineer of Coronet Motor Co

1911 Promoted from Chief Works Manager to Chief Engineer in the London General Omnibus Co [3]

1918 Appointed Director of the National Steam Car Co [4]

1927 Walter James Iden is Managing Director of the National Omnibus and Transport Co [5]

1932 Appointed Director of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1901 Census
  3. The Times, Friday, May 05, 1911
  4. The Times, Tuesday, Dec 31, 1918
  5. The Times, Thursday, Mar 24, 1927
  6. The Times, Wednesday, Jul 06, 1932