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Walter Leonard Barber

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Walter Leonard Barber of MEM Co

1879 Born at Kings Norton[1], the son of Walter Augustus Barber (1851- ) and his wife Elizabeth Ann Davidson (1853- )

1901 Living at Hillcrest, Lyttleton Road, Edgbaston: Walter A. Barber (age 49 born Birmingham), a Retired Cabinet Maker. With his wife Elizabeth A. Barber (age 48 born Brompton) and their sons Arthur P. Barber (age 23 born Birmingham), Warehouseman; Walter L. Barber (age 21 born Birmingham), Electrical Engineer; and Herbert A. Barber (age 20 born Sutton Coldfield), Clerk in Auctioneer's Office. One servant.[2]

1908 founded Midland Electrical Manufacturing Co

1911 Living at 198 Northfield Road, Kings Norton: Walter Barber (age 31 born Birmingham), Managing Director of Electrical Company, and Employer. With his wife Annie Barber (age 37 born Coventry) and their children Elaine Barber (age 5 born Birmingham) and Joan Barber (age 3 born Birmingham).[3]

1954 Died in Torquay[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1901 Census
  3. 1911 Census
  4. The Times, Aug 14, 1954