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Frank Pearn (1851-1914) of Frank Pearn and Co
1851 Living at 11 Cooper Street, Manchester: Richard Pearn (age 35 born Teignmouth), Tailor employing 5 men. With his wife Elizabeth Pearn (age 32 born Leigh) and their four children; Fredrick Pearn (age 7 born London); Emma Pearn (age 4 born London); Sinclair Pearn (age 2 born Manchester); and Frank Pearn (age one month born Manchester). Also a visitor and a servant. 
Early 1870s: Set up business in West Gorton with his brother Sinclair
1911 Living at 2 Princes Street, Heaton Moor, Stockport: Frank Pearn (age 60 born Manchester), Hydraulic Engineer and Employer. With his wife (married 20 years with two children) Ann Pearn (age 49 born Manchester) and their children; Douglas Pearn (age 28 born Manchester), Engineer Pattern Maker; Elsie Pearn (age 24 born Heaton Norris); John Alan Pearn (age 23 born Heaton Norris), Electrical Engineer and Employer; George Pearn (age 21 born Heaton Norris), Electrical Engineer; Denis Campbell Pearn (age 12 born Heaton Norris); and Phyllis Pearn (age 10 born Heaton Norris). One servant.
1914 November 11th. Died at his residence, Aldersyde, Heaton Moor, age 64.
1914 Settlement of estate. '...the estate of Frank Pearn, late of "Aldersyde," Princes-road, Heaton Moor, in the county of Lancaster, a Managing Director of Frank Pearn and Company Limited, Engineers, of West Gorton, in the city of Manchester, deceased (who died on the 11th November, 1914, and whose will was proved in the Manchester District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice, on the 5th February, 1915, by Frank Pearn, Sinclair Pearn, and George Matthew Buckley, the executors therein named),...'
1914 Obituary