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Charles Henry Preston

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Charles Henry Preston (C1866-1937) of Edward Preston and Sons

Born the son of Edward Preston and his wife Harriett Cooke

1881 Living at 30 Birchfield Road, Aston, Birmingham: Edward Preston (age 45 born Birmingham), Rule Maker Master employing 53 men, 11 boys and 29 females. With his wife Harriett Preston (age 44 born Birmingham) and their six children; James E. Preston (age 22 born Birmingham); Alice G. Preston (age 18 born Birmingham); Charles H. Preston (age 15 born Birmingham); Frederick W. Preston (age 12 born Birmingham); Harriett P. Preston (age 10 born Birmingham); and Louisa K. Preston (age 8 born Birmingham).[1]

1911 Living at Oak Edge, Doe Bank, Sutton Coldfield: Charles Henry Preston (age 45 born Birmingham), Manufacturer Carpenters Tools - Wood and Iron - Employer. With wife Alice Kate and their one son and one daughter.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 census