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William Geipel (1860-1937)

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1860 Born in Hartlepool[1], son of William Geipel a Danish merchant[2]

1861 William Geipel 33, merchant, lived in Hartlepool with Margaret Emily Geipel 25, and William Geipel 6 months[3]

1881 William Geipel 53, Margaret E. Geipel 45, William Geipel 20, marine engineer, Henry Geipel 19, clerk, Emily Geipel 18, Arthur Geipel 17, clerk, George Geipel 16, clerk, Fred W. Ashly Geipel 14, Edward Geipel 13, Sidney Geipel 9, Ethel Mary Geipel 2[4]

1881 Published a paper on "Electrical Engineering" in the Proceedings of I Mech E

1884 Became an Associate of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians

1887 of Edinburgh

1889 Became a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

1890 Married Harriette Fraser in Woolwich[5]

By 1891 had established his own business - William Geipel which became William Geipel and Co, later Geipel and Lange

1901 William Geipel 40, electrical engineer, lived in Greenwich with Harrietta Geipel 33, Kenneth S Geipel 9[6]

1911 William Geipel 50, electrical and mechanical engineer, and Harriette Geipel 43, visited Bournemouth[7]

1918 Lived in Westminster[8]

c.1919 Seems to have changed his name to William Guy-Pell

1937 Died in Windsor[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD
  6. 1901 census
  7. 1911 census
  8. Phone Directory
  9. BMD
  • Electrical Engineer records