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Alfred Ernest Owen

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Alfred Ernest Owen (1869-1929) Constructional Engineer

1869 Born in Wrexham, son of Alfred Owen, an ironmonger, and his wife Dora

1871 Living in Wrexham; his father was an ironmonger/master employing 18 men, 8 boys[1]

1881 Attended St Oswalds school, Chester[2]

1891 Alfred E Owen 21, mining engineer, living Wrexham with Alfred Owen 57, Dora E Owen 57, Helen E Owen 23, Marie G Owen 20, Dora M Owen 19[3]

1893 Joined the Rubery brothers in Rubery and Co

1900 Married Florence Lucy Beech (1878–1958).[4]

1901 Structural ironwork manufacturer, employer, living in Walsall with Florence Owen[5]

1908 Birth of first of 3 children, Alfred George Beech Owen

1910 Attained sole control of Rubery, Owen and Co

1911 Manufacturer (Structural Steel), employer, living in Sutton Coldfield, with Florence Lucy Owen 33, Alfred George Beech Owen 2, Ernest William Beech Owen 5 months[6]

1922 Proprietor and Principal of Rubery, Owen and Co.; Proprietor of H. M. Joel and Co., Steel Smelters, etc., Sheffield; Chairman, Wellman Smith Owen Eng. Corpn., Ltd., Darlaston and London; Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Birmingham; Nuts and Bolts (Darlaston) Ltd., Chains Ltd.; Darlaston; A. G. Sutherland, Ltd., Birmingham.

1929 Died[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. BMD
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census
  7. BMD
  • Biography of Sir Alfred George Beech Owe, ODNB