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Arthur Egerton Heckford

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Arthur Egerton Heckford ( -1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR EGERTON HECKFORD died on Christmas Eve, 1924, at his residence, Pinfold House, Solihull, Warwickshire, after a prolonged and trying illness.

He was a son of the late Henry Herbert Heckford, solicitor, and a cousin of the late Dr. Nathaniel Heckford, founder of the East London Hospital for Children, in which he took a great interest and was a life governor.

He commenced business in Birmingham in the year 1880 as a metal merchant and manufacturer. The business is now carried on by his two sons, who had been in partnership with him for some years.

He had resided in Solihull for the last 26 years of his life, and his chief hobbies were genealogy and gardening.

During the latter years of his life he accumulated an extensive and valuable collection of rock plants.

He was an Original Member of the Institute of Metals, and was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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