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Samuel Gorton

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Samuel Gorton (c1854-1924)

c1854 Born at Wolverhampton the son of John Gorton, Japanner, and his wife Eliza

1890 Formed S. and B. Gorton with brother Bernard Gorton

1891 Formed Quinton Cycle Co with brother Bernard Gorton

1891 Living at 15 Rothesay Avenue, Coventry: Samuel Gorton (age 37 born Wolverhampton), Cycle Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Emily Gorton (age 34 born Wolverhampton) and their three children; Edward Augustus Gorton (age 13 born Wolverhampton); Florence Eveline Gorton (age 6 born Coventry); and Bertram Samuel Gorton (age 4 born Coventry). One servant.[1]

c1901 Samuel joined by his son Edward A. Gorton and forms Gorton Cycle and Motor Co

Later became MD of the New Beeston Cycle Co

1924 May 20th. Died. Of Ashbourne House, Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census