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Edward Alfred Stretton

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February 1903. Presumably Gertrude Stretton.

Edward Alfred Stretton (c1864-1908) of Strettons

1889 Edward Alfred Stretton, bicycle manufacturer, of Bath-road. Cheltenham.[1]

ca.1890 Birth of son Guy Stretton

1901 Living at Georgina House, Cheltenham: Edward Stretton (age 37 born Kidderminster), Cycle Maker - Employer. With his wife Gertrude Stretton and their son Edward Stretton (age 8).[2]

1908 November 5th. Died. Of Georgina House, Cheltenham. Probate to his widow Gertrude Stretton.


1908 Obituary.[3]

We regret to record the death, which took place on Thursday night, Mr. Edward Alfred Stretton, the well known cycle and motor dealer, Bath-road, Cheltenham. Deceased, who was the fourth son of Dr. Samuel Stretton, J.P. for Worcestershire, of Droitwich, was 45 years of age and was born Kidderminster.

He came to Cheltenham about 21 years ago and set up business as a cycle dealer and manufacturer, the Million cycle of his own make becoming very popular. To this business he afterwards added that of motor-cars and motor-cycles, many of the latter being manufactured on the spot, while he was county agent for the Clement Talbot and other well-known cars. He was also the inventor of what is regarded the best trailer clip attachment at present the market.

He had been ailing for the last six months, but was not confined his bedroom for more than a week before the end came. Mr. Stretton, whose remains will be cremated at Perry Bar on Monday, leaves a widow and two children, the eldest of whom (aged 17) has but just been initiated into the business of his father. The deceased was of a somewhat reserved disposition, but he was nevertheless popular in business and sporting circles, and in the old days of Cheltenham cycling was a leader in various club movements, the "Million" club being of course his own particular favourite.


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Sources of Information

  1. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 14 September 1889
  2. 1901 Census
  3. Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 06 November 1908