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Edward Ball Knobel

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Edward Ball Knobel (c1842-1930) of Ilford

c.1842 Born in London

Analytical chemist at Bass and Co.

Then became chief dye chemist at Courtaulds

1881 Edward B. Knobel 39, manager of a crepe factory, lived at Braintree, with Margaret Knobel 30, Emily M. Knobel 10, Harry Ed. Knobel 9, Margaret H. Knobel 7, William B. Knobel 6[1]

1893 Became a director of Britannia Works Co.

1894 Became managing director of Britannia Works.

1901 Edward B Knobel 59, director of a photographic plate company, lived in London, with Margaret Knobel 50, Emily M Knobel 30, Margaret H Knobel 27, William B Knobel 26[2]

1907 Ousted by the board of Ilford after disagreements

1911 Edward Ball Knobel 69, living on private means in London with Margaret Knobel 60, Emily Maud Knobel 40, Harry Edward Knobel 39, mining engineer[3]

1930 Died in London

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.