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1891 Married at Stepney to Rosa Howlett
1903 June. 'If anything can bear testimony to the quality of the material employed in and the strength of the well-known Quadrant motor-cycles It undoubtedly is the ride that Mr. Thomas Silver, the Bristol manager of the firm, has just accomplished. He rode from John o' Groats to Land's End in 64 hours 29 minutes, starting on Thursday morning at 12, and finishing at 4.29 on Saturday afternoon — a distance of 576 miles — and this with bad roads and most unfavourable weather for quite half the distance. Mr. Silver was timed by an official of the Roads Record Association. It might be mentioned that Mr. Silver, previous to doing this ride, was rather severely knocked about owing to falls, and had only a few days' rest between.'