Thomas Cureton (c1862-1921) of Sunbeam
c1862 Born in Montford, Shropshire, the son of George Benjamin Cureton, a Farmer, and his wife Ellen
1871 Living at Beam House, Montford, Shropshire: George Cureton (age 55 born Westbury, Shropshire), Farmer of 356 acres employing 11 men and 3 boys - Widower. With his four children; Ellen Cureton (age 23 born Montford); Martha Cureton (age 13 born Montford); Anne Cureton (age 10 born Montford; and Thomas Cureton (age 9 born Montford, Shropshire). One visitor. Nine servants.
1901 Living at 2 Beaumont Terrace, Bradmore Road, Wolverhampton: Thomas Cureton (age 39 born Montford, Shropshire), Cycle manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Mary Cureton (age 28 born Cork, Ireland) and their daughter Ivy M. Cureton (age 1 born Wolverhampton). Two servants.
1911. Of Oaks Crescent, Wolverhampton. Managing Director of Sunbeam.
1920 Retired as chairman of Sunbeam and succeeded by James Todd
1921 July. Died. Funeral attended by 2,000 employees of the company.
Sources of Information
- 1871 Census
- 1881 Census
- 1891 Census
- 1901 Census
- Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 July 1921