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George Leopold Holzapfel

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George Leopold Holzapfel (1888-1978)

Born the son of Albert Charles Augustus Holzapfel and his wife Margaret

1891 Living at 22 Addiscombe Road, Croydon: Albert C. A. Holzapfel (age 38 born Germany (naturalized)), Manufacturer of Compositions - Employer. With his wife Margaret A. Holzapfel (age 33 born Yarmouth) and their seven children; Albert G. Holzapfel (age 12 born Newcastle); Theodore W. Holzapfel (age 11 born Newcastle); Margaret Holzapfel (age 9 born Newcastle); Juluis G. Holzapfel (age 7 born Newcastle); Dorothea K. Holzapfel (age 5 born Gateshead); George L. Holzapfel (age 2 born Annerley); and Hilda Holzapfel (age 3 months born Croydon). Also his mother-in-law Ann Ward. Three servants.[1]

1911 Living at North Elswick Hall, Newcastle: William Holzapfel (age 52 born Lippe, Germany), Shop Owner - Employer. With his wife Kate Holzapfel (age 51 born Hotton, Suffolk) and their son Frederick Holzapfel (age 24 born Newcastle), Engineer (Steam - Shipbuilders. Also his nephew George Holzapfel (age 22 born Annerley, London), Engineer (Gas Engines). Three servants.[2]

Co-designer of the Carden cyclecar

1915 Assumed his mother's maiden name of Ward

Formed Leopold Ward

1922 Titanine Limited, Ida Mary Ward and George Leopold Ward applied for the restoration of the Patent granted to The British Aeroplane Varnish Co. Ltd., and Julius Gustav Ward for an invention entitled "An improvement in solutions of cellulose esters," numbered 129033, and bearing date the 29th of September, 1917, which, expired on the 29th of September, 1921, owing to the non-payment of the prescribed renewal fee.[3]

1927 Name reverted back to Holzapfel after he emigrated to the US

1978 December. Died in California

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. London Gazette 13 June 1922