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William Henry Stanley

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William Henry Stanley (1861-1935) of the Stanley Bicycle and Motor Co

1861 William Henry Stanley was born in Coventry son of Matthew Stanley, a butcher, and his wife Emma[1]

1881 Bicycle machinist, lodging in Coventry[2]

1884 Married Elizabeth Read in Coventry[3]

1891 William Stanley, cycle fitter, 29, living in Coventry, Elizabeth Stanley 27, William Stanley 2, Florence Stanley 8 mo and Arthur Stanley, boarder, cycle polisher, 21[4]

1901 Living at 32 Whitefriars Street, Coventry: William H. Stanley (age 39 born Coventry), Bicycle Builder. With his wife Elizabeth Stanley, a grocer, 37, William Stanley 12, Florence Stanley 10, Frederick Stanley 8, Walter Stanley 6, Hubert Stanley 4, Arthur Stanley 2 mo.[5]

1911 Living at 5 London Road, Coventry: William Henry Stanley (age 49 born Coventry), a cycle frame builder. With his wife Elizabeth Stanley (age 47 born Coventry) and their seven children; William Stanley (age 22 born Coventry), Iron Turner - Motor Trade; Florence (age 20 born Coventry), Dressmaker; Frederick Stanley (age 18 born Coventry), Fitter - Motor Cycle Trade; Walker Stanley (age 16 born Coventry), Machinist - Motor Trade; Hubert Stanley (age 14 born Coventry), Iron Turner - Motor Trade; Arthur Stanley (age 10 born Coventry); and Harry Stanley (age 7 born Coventry)[6]

1935 Died. Of Lord Street. Age 74 years.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1881 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census
  7. Coventry Herald - Friday 13 December 1935