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Clive Burton Heaton (1879-1930)
1879 Born in Derby the son of James Edward Heaton, a Marble Mason.
1898-99 Mechanical Fitter at Freame, Manning and Co, Lea Green
1899-00 Mechanical Fitter at Vickers, Sons and Maxim
1900-04 P. and O.
1904-07 Engineer in Charge Carl Hentschel
1930 Inquest. 'More evidence regarding parrot disease was given yesterday the City London Coroner's Court, when an inquest was held Clive Burton Heaton, 50, consulting engineer, Wimbledon, who died St. Bartholomew's Hospital, had had two monkeys and eight parrots. Miss Annie Louise Burgess, housekeeper, said a little green parrot died Boxing Day and another of the same kind two or three days later. A third had died while Mr. Heaton was in hospital. Mr. E. Cullinan, senior demonstrator in pathology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, who made the post-mortem examination, said there were appearances of broncho-pneumonia. Dr. Mervyn Gordon, consulting bacteriologist of the Hospital, said psittacosis was the name given to a condition resembling influenza and pneumonia, which might occur in human beings who had been contact with imported parrots, had been known for 50 years, and there was a big outbreak 1891 and 1892. Last year there was considerable outbreak the Argentine. The disease in human beings appeared to take the form of broncho-pneumonia, and the condition was associated with typhoid. The jury returned a verdict that death was due to syncope and exhaustion while deceased was suffering from psittacosis.'
1929/30 Obituary 
After a further three years as engineer-in-charge with Carl Hentschel, he became Managing Director of the Noble Engineering Co, of Westminster Bridge Road, a position which, at the time of his death, he had occupied for over twenty years.
He died in February, 1930, from psittacosis.
He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1918.