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Henry Marles

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Inventor of bearings that were used on woodworking machines by A. Ransome and Co, and subsequently by motor-car and lorry builders.

1871 Born in Brighton[1]

1892 A joiner, when he married Mary Ann Smith in Kensington and Chelsea[2]

1901 Works manager, moulding mills (sawyer), lived in East Ham with Mary A Marles 32, Henry F Marles 7, Hilda D Marles[3] 1

1906 Patent on improvement in ball bearings, one of a number of patents that he gained

1911 Mechanical Engineer (Miscellaneous Experimental), working on own account, lived in East Ham with Mary Ann Marles 43, Henry Frank Marles 17, Hilda Doris Marles 11, Dorothy May Marles 9[4]

1950 A Henry Marles (b. Brighton UK) made a claim to the US Social Security system[5]

1954 Died in Los Angeles[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1901 Census
  4. 1911 census
  5. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  6. California, Death Index, 1940-1997