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Claude Ambrose Philip Truman

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Claude Ambrose Philip Truman (1865- ), Surgeon and Automotive Pioneer

1904 'TRUMAN, Claude A. P., Trentishoe Reading. Car: 2-h.p. Clement-Garrard bicycle. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: Many thousands of miles. Hobbies: The care of animals. Principal aim in furthering automobilism: Because it is a healthy, invigorating, and manly sport; also because it relieves many horses of loads never meant for their shoulders. Was first hon. sec. of the Reading Automobile Club, and president in 1902; is now a member of the executive committee.' [1]

1911 Living at 3 Summerland, Combe Martin, Devon: Joseph Truman (age 71 born Loughborough), Private Means. With his wife Eliza Jane Truman (age 63 born Bristol) and their two children Claude Truman (age 35 born Nottingham), Medical Practitioner, and Norah Truman (age 33 born Nottingham).[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. 1911 Census