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Arthur James Lord

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Arthur James Lord (c1875-1934) of the Coventry Motor Mart

Born the son of John Lord, a Watchmaker

1911 Living at Wolston near Coventry: Arthur James Lord (age 36 born Coventry), Building Contractor - Employer. With his wife Amelia Lavinia Lord (age 37 born Sandon, Staffs.), and their six children; William John Lord (age 12 born Wolston); Arthur James Lord (age 10 born Coventry); Gwendoline Lord (age 9 born Coventry); Evelyn Laura Lord (age 8 born Coventry); Muriel Larinia Lord (age 6 born Coventry); and Cyril Maudslay Lord (age 4 born Coventry).[1]

1934 Died.


1934 Obituary.[2]

The funeral took place at Stretton-on-Dunsmore on Monday afternoon, following cremation at Perry Barr, Birmingham, of Mr. Arthur James Lord, Chairman of Coventry Motor Mart, Ltd. Mr. Lord died at his residence, "Burydyke," Stretton-on-Dunsmore, on Friday last week, at the age of 60 years, following an illness of some twelve months' duration.

A Coventry man, Mr. Lord was born in the Cheylesmore. After serving with Coventry builders, he went to Birmingham Technical College. where he took his certificate as a certified master builder. Among the many large contracts which he secured were the building of the model village at Binley Colliery, a housing estate for Messrs. Bluemels Bros., at Wolston, several schools, including one at Bedworth, Centaur Road School, and another at Radford. He also rebuilt the County Hall, Coventry.

After the War he retired from the building trade and founded the Coventry Motor Mart. Mr. Lord was a widower. He leaves three sons and three daughters.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Coventry Herald - Friday 08 June 1934