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Alfred Cornell

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Alfred Cornell (c1853-1941)

1897 April. Collision at Margate between his car and a cabman.[1]

1900 Letter.[2]

1911 Living at 3 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent: Alfred Cornell (age 58 born Maidstone, Kent), Watchmaker and Jeweller Retail - Employer. With his wife Susan Hannah Cornell (age 55 born Maidstone, Kent). Married 34 years with three children of whom two are living.[3]


1941 Obituary [4]

The funeral took place at Gravesend on Saturday of a former well-known Tonbridge tradesman, pioneer motorist and inventor, in the person of Mr. Alfred Cornell, who until 12 years ago carried on business as a jeweller and watchmaker at 3, High-street.

Mr. Cornell was 89 years of age. and he leaves a son and daughter, his wife having predeceased him two years ago.

Mr Cornell’s activities as a pioneer motorist were well known, and was once lined for driving a car without being preceded by a man with a red flag. He was one time member of the Medway Lodge of Freemasons. No. 1678. and of the Constitutional Club.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1897/04/24
  2. Autocar 1900/01/13
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 02 May 1941