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James Parr

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James Parr (c1856-1902) of James Parr and Co

1891 Living at Friar Lane Leicester: James Parr (age 35 born Leicester), Cycle Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Susan Parr (age 36 born Leicester).[1]


1902 Obituary.[2]

A well-known Leicester cycle manufacturer passed away yesterday in the person Mr. James Parr, head of the firm of Parr and Co.

The deceased who was 47 years age, enjoyed the reputation of being the first maker of (bicycles) in Leicester, and in his younger days he was well known on the racing path, winning amateur championship of the Midlands. Subsequently he built a successful business, always keeping pace with the rapid progress of improvements in the trade.


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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 29 March 1902