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John Octavius Harold Norris

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John Octavius Harold Norris (1880-1972) M.I.MECH.E., F.I.B.C.M., M.I.M.I.

1880 Born in Manchester, 18th January, son of William P Norris.

Educated at Manchester Grammar School.

Studied engineering at London Polytechnic; Municipal School of Technology, Manchester.

Hereditary interest in the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers.

1891 William P Norris 54, carriage builder, lived in Stretford, with Lucy Norris 51, Sidney Norris 25, carriage builder, Percy Norris 24, yarn buyer, Chas E Norris 21, carriage builder, Harry D Norris 19, Joseph C Norris 17, electrical engineer, John O H Norris 11, Herbert H Norris 8[1]

1895 Office boy in Joseph Cockshoot and Co. Ltd.

1911 Living at 163 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester: Lucy Norris (age 71 born Horwich), Widow on Private means. With her two sons John Octavius Harold Norris (age 31 born Stretford), Assistant Manager at Coach Builders and Motor Engineers, and Herbert Hewitt Norris (age 28 born Stretford), Buyer for Shippers of Cotton Goods. One servant.[2]

1924 Joint Managing Director of the company

1941 Managing Director

1943 Chairman of Joseph Cockshoot and Co Ltd.

1953 Chairman and Managing Director, Joseph Cockshoot and Co. Ltd.

1972 Died in Manchester[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. BMD