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Arthur Edward Leigh Scanes

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Arthur Edward Leigh Scanes (1883-1965)

1883 Born in Kensington, London, son of Arthur Edwin Scanes, an accountant, and his wife Matilda[1]

1901 Arthur Scanes 44, secretary of an electrical company, lived in Kensington with Matilda Scanes 47, Arthur Scanes 19, student, Agnes Scanes 8[2]

Presumably worked for the pump branch of the Westinghouse company as c.1908 he had inspected and stripped down a Leblanc pump made by the French Westinghouse company[3]

1911 A mechanical engineer (steam) boarding in Old Trafford, Manchester, with a number of electrical engineers from British Westinghouse Electrical Manufacturing Co[4]

1913 of Manchester, when he wrote to The Engineer[5]

1939 Engineer, Manager works and engineering, switchgear, control gear, traction control, for Metropolitan-Vickers, lived in Sale with Hilda Scanes[6]

1965 Died in Manchester[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Parish register
  2. 1901 census
  3. The Engineer 1913/02/21
  4. 1911 census
  5. The Engineer 1913/02/28
  6. 1939 register
  7. National Probate Calendar