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William Henry Kitto

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William Henry Kitto (1860- ), automobile engineer who emigrated to the USA

1885 Married in Truro to Elizabeth Jane Green

1896 of Morvah, Hartington Road, Grove Parts, London, W.

1899. London manager of Gormully and Jeffery and a keen motorist.[1]

1901 Living at Morvah, Hartington Road, Chiswick: William H. Kitto (age 40 born St. Cleer, Cornwall), Consulting Engineer (Mechanical). With his wife Elizabeth K. Kitto (age 41 born Morvah, Cornwall) and their three sons; William H. Kitto (age 15 born Truro); Alfred L. Kitto (age 13 born Plymouth); and Stewart V. Kitto (age 12 born Plymouth). One servant.[2]

1901 December. Of Chiswick. having the 'Wanderer' car built for him in Paris.[3]

1904 Arrived in New York with his family and became naturalised US citizen

1910 Living in Franklin, Portage, Ohio. Automobile manufacturer.[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1899/02/04
  2. 1901 Census
  3. The Autocar 1901/12/28
  4. 1910 United States Federal Census