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H. Simpson Gee

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1877 Listed as a manufacturer of Leicester [1]

1881 Living at The Frith, Knighton, Leicestershire (age 38 born Leeds), Leather and Boot and Show Manufacturer employing about 1,000 hands. With wife Ella (age 32 born Tonbridge) and children Ernest E. S. (age 10), Ethel M. (age 9), Harry P. (age 7), George C. G. (age 5), Beatrice E. (age 2) Mabel Violet (age 5 months) and Elinor Bruns Gorman (age 28), Sister-in-Law plus six servants [2]

1883 Death of Ella age 34 the wife of Harry Simpson Gee at Knighton Frith, near Leicester [3]

1884 Marries Mary Blanche [4]

1890 Trustee of the Leicester Brewing and Malting Co [5]

1891 of Stead, Simpson and Nephew, Chairman of the Leicestershire Banking Co and founder shareholder in the Securities Insurance Co [6]

1897 Director of Richard Hornsby and Sons

1911 Director of Freeman, Hardy and Willis [7]

1924 Director of the Midland Bank [8]

1924 July. Died. Honorary Treasurer of University College, Leicester [9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Saturday, Oct 20, 1877
  2. 1881 Census
  3. The Times, Tuesday, Apr 03, 1883
  4. The Times, Monday, Jul 14, 1884
  5. The Times, Saturday, Jul 05, 1890
  6. The Times, Monday, Feb 16, 1891
  7. The Times, Tuesday, Jan 24, 1911
  8. The Times, Saturday, Jan 26, 1924
  9. The Times, Thursday, Feb 12, 1925