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John Albert Cole

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Lt-Col John Albert Cole (c1868-1956), chairman of Humber

c1868 Born the son of James Montague Cole, a Landowner.

1894 Married in Primrose Hill, Camden, to Bertha Snow

1902 March. Article / Lecture on 'Ignition'.[1]

1906 Major J. A. Cole Chairman of the Lincolnshire Automobile Club.

1907 Joined Humber

1910 Of the Lincolnshire Automobile Club. Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 19100924

1911 Living at Roxholme Hall, Sleaford, Lincs: John Albert Cole (age 43 born Rothwell), District Auditor- Local Government. With his wife Bertha Cole (age 41 born Lincoln) and three children; Freda La Tour Cole (age 11 born Lincoln); Sybil Mary Cole (age 10 born Lincoln); and Christine Cole (age 8 born Lincoln). One visitor. Four Servants.[2]

1912 Major J. A. Cole resigning the Chairmanship of the Lincolnshire Automobile Club committee owing to his leaving the County to reside in Warwickshire. Appointed a director of Humber.

1922-23 President of the SMMT

1925 Patent No.261,202. Improvements in the suspension and support of internal combustion engines. Applicant Humber. Lieutenant-Colonel John Albert Cole and Edward George Grinham of Humber.

1929 Appointed Chairman of Humber

1956 July. Died age 88 years.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1902/03/15
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 18 July 1956