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William Harding Scott

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William Harding Scott (c1862-1938), founder and chairman of Laurence, Scott and Electromotors

c.1862 Born in Westrop, Notts.

1889 Birth of son Gilbert James Scott

1911 Living at Oakland, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich: William Harding Scott (age 49 born Westrop, Nottinghamshire), Electrical Engineer - Employer. With his wife Clara Mary Scott (age 41 born Shere, Surrey) and their two daughters Katherine Reavell Scott (age 11 born Norwich) and Joan Elsie Scott (age 5 born Norwich). Four servants.[1]

Obituary 1938[2]

"...death of Mr. William Harding Scott, founder and chairman of Laurence Scott and Electromotors, Ltd., a prominent figure has been removed from the field of electrical manufacture.

For some time Mr. Scott, who was seventy six years of age, had ceased to take a very active part in the management of the company, but he was..."[More].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. The Engineer 1938/09/09, p284.