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Francis Heans Orme

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Francis Heans Orme (1860-1907), Gas Engineer and Director of George Orme and Co, Meters and the National Gas Engine Co

1860 Born in Oldham the son of George Orme, a Gas Meter Maker, and his wife Mary Ann Heans

1871 Living in Oldham, George Orme, (age 39 born Oldham), Gas Meter Maker employing 30 men and 29 boys. With his wife Mary Orme (age 44 born Devonport) and their three sons; Francis Heans Orme (age 10 born Oldham); George Edwards Orme (age 8 born Oldham); and Richard Henry Orme (age 6 born Oldham). One servant.[1]

1886 Married Mary Marie Turner

1901 Living at Alderley Edge, Cheshire, (age 41 born Oldham), Gas Engineer and Employer. With his wife and four children.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1901 Census