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Joseph Appleby (c1848-1916), founder of Joseph Appleby
1881 Living at 56 Sutton Street, Aston: Joseph Appleby (age 33 born Birmingham), Pencil Case Maker (Foreman). With his wife Mary A. Appleby (age 36 born Highworth) annd their six children; Edwin Appleby (age 11 born Birmingham); Frederick Appleby (age 8 born Birmingham); Alfred Appleby (age 7 born Birmingham); Bernard Appleby (age 5 born Birmingham); Edith Appleby (age 5 born Birmingham); and George Appleby (age 7 months born Birmingham).
1911 Living at Wylde Green with his wife and listed as a Cycle Chain Manufacturer.
1916 February. Died. 'Mr. Joseph Appleby, whose death is announced, was a former mayor of Sutton Coldfield, and head of the well-known cycle chain firm, in which trade he was a pioneer. He was sixty-eight years of age'