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William Arthur Weaver

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William Arthur Weaver (1885-1968) of Morton and Weaver and Coventry-Victor Motor Co

1885 Q4. Born in Peterborough

Possible later spending time in Manchester where he became associated with John Davenport Siddeley

1904 Founded Morton and Weaver

1906 The Weaver Ornithoplane was claimed to be the first monoplane to fly in Britain

1910 Letter to Flight magazine entitled 'Is the Helicopter possible?' [1]

1961 September 16th. Marriage announcement. At Rosherville (Gravesend, Kent). Alfred N. Weaver the younger son of Major and Mrs W. A. Weaver of Stockton House, near Rugby . . . [2] Note: Q1 1922 at Coventry is a birth of Alfred N. Weaver so he would be age 39 at time of marriage [3]

1968 25th August. William Arthur Weaver MBE, MIMech, EMIBE. in his 83rd year. Late of Stockton House, near Rugby. Husband of Florence. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight 24th December 1910 p1063
  2. The Times, Monday, Sep 11, 1961
  3. BMD
  4. The Times, Tuesday, Aug 27, 1968