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Harry Owen Roberts

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Harry Owen Roberts (1860-1929) of Roberts Brothers of Gloucester, toy makers.

1860 October 21st. Born in Bristol the son of Richard Roberts, Superintendent of Sugar Refinery, and his wife Mary Ann. brother of John Owen Roberts

1887 Married in Gloucester to Elizabeth Alice Millard

1911 Living at Ravenswood, 72 Weston Road, Gloucester: Harry Owen Roberts (age 50 born Bristol), Manufacturer of Indoor games - Employer. With his wife Elizabeth Alice Roberts (age 48 born Gloucester) and their three children; Alice May Roberts (age 22 born Gloucester); Stanley Gordon Roberts (age 19 born Gloucester); and Doris Kathleen Roberts (age 12 born Gloucester). Married 24 years with three children.[1]

1929 July 14th. Died in Gloucester. Of Tuffley Knoll, Gloucester. Probate to his wife and son Stanley.

1929 Obituary '....Born in 1860 at Bristol, Mr. Harry Owen was the elder son Mr. Richard Roberts, who was manager the Bristol Refinery in Old Market-street. He spent his early years in the city of his birth, and about 60 years ago came with his brother, John Owen Roberts, to Gloucester. He was educated at the Crypt Grammar School....As a young man he was engaged for some time in the commercial department of Messrs. Talbot and Co, mineral water manufacturers, leaving that firm to join his brother in founding the games and toy manufacturing business of Roberts Brothers now the Glevum works....[much more]'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Gloucester Citizen - Monday 15 July 1929