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Willoughby Statham Smith (c1861-1946) of Elliott Brothers
c1861 Born the son of Willoughby Smith and his wife Anne
1871 Living at 44 New North Road, Hoxton Old Town: Willoughby Smith (age 43 born Great Yarmouth). an Electrician. With his wife Anne Smith (age 43 born Tottenham) and their children Harriett Smith (age 20 born Shoreditch); Hannah Smith (age 17 born Shoreditch); William Smith (age 15 born Shoreditch); Willoughby Smith (age 10 born Shoreditch); Sarah Smith (age 8 born Shoreditch); and Joseph Smith (age 6 born Shoreditch). Also his niece Alice Saunders (age 13 born Plumstead) and his mother-in-law Ann Allen (age 49 born Burrington, Camb). Four servants.
1889 Became a member of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians
1901 Living at 13 Courtfield Road, Brompton: Willoughby Smith (age 40 born Consubury, London), a Manager Submarine Cable co and Employer. With his wife Daisy K. Smith (age 29 born USA - British subject). One visitor and seven servants.
1911 Living at Benchams, Southerton near Newton Poppleford, Devon: Willoughby Statham Smith (age 50 born St. Pancras), Director Submarine Telegraph Cable Company. Married seven years but no family listed at this address.
1930 Patent. Improvements in the manufacture of signalling conductors. Willoughby Statham Smith, Walter Frederick Randall, Frank Leslie Smith, November 21, 1930: GB338565-A
1932 Patent. Improvements in and relating to the refinement of magnetic metals and alloys. Willoughby Statham Smith, Henry Joseph Garnett, Walter Frederick Randall, March 7, 1932: GB368780-A
1933 Patent. Improved magnetic alloys. Willoughby Statham Smith, Henry Joseph Garnett, Walter Frederick Randall, Telegraph Construction And Mai, Deutsch Atlantische Telegraphe, January 23, 1933: GB386682-A
1946 Died in Devon