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Charles Louis Breeden

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Charles (Carl) Louis Breeden (1891-1951) of Wilmot Breeden

1891 Born in Kings Norton[1], son of George Arnold Breedon, professor of music[2]

1911 Living in King's Norton, with his parents and listed as a Student.[3]

Before 1914 worked as assistant to Oliver Lucas

1914 Married Hilda Lucas in Kings Norton[4]

1917 Birth of son David Lucas Breeden in Aston[5]

Early 1920s joined a small company employing 200 people[6]. This was presumably Wilmot Manufacturing Co which was at Eastern Works, Birmingham.

1921 Birth of son Miles Lucas Breeden in Kings Norton[7]

1927 Breeden converted the company into the Wilmot Breeden company at Eastern Works

1939 Carl Louis Breeden 48, Manufacturer Aircraft components, shell fuses and general war equipment, lived in Stratford on Avon with David Lucas Breeden 22, engineer, mechanical and electrical and draughtsman, Resvinda Breeden 80, Maria E Breeden 58, Eugenie R Breeden 55, Kathleen Breeden 39[8]

1951 Died in Claverdon, Warwicks[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. BMD
  5. BMD
  6. The Times, 3 June 1952
  7. BMD
  8. 1939 register
  9. National Probate Calendar