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Arthur George Mumford

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Arthur George Mumford (1852-1933), founder of A. G. Mumford

1852 Born in Cosford, Suffolk, son of George Mumford, farmer.[1]

1867-71 Apprentice with Robert Boby of Bury St Edmunds

1871 Started at the Works of Richard Garrett and Sons of Leiston

1872 Went to work for Mr John Garrett in Buckau, Prussia, where he was later put in charge of the works.

1877 Returned to England where he set up his own business making iron work for sewerage undertakings, pumping machinery for waterworks and small marine engines - see A. G. Mumford

1881 Arthur G. Mumford 29, engineer, lived in Lavenham with his mother Annie Mumford 64, widow, and George B. Mumford 33, Ellen M. Mumford 31, Horace R. Mumford 27, Charles E. Mumford 24, Leonard Mumford 20[2]

By 1884 was employing about 100 hands

1885 Became an Associate Member of the Inst Civil Engineers[3]

1893 An engineer, when he married Clara Beatrice Isabelle Campbell in Kew[4]

1911 Arthur George Mumford 52, engineer, employer, lived in Colchester, with Beatrice Mumford 40, Violet Mumford 11[5]

1933 Died in Colchester[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. Civil Engineer Lists
  4. Parish records
  5. 1911 census
  6. BMD
  • Civil Engineer records