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William Theodore Carr

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William Theodore Carr (1866-1931) of Carr and Co

1866 Born in Carlisle the son of Thomas William Carr

1871 Living at 27 Burlington Place, Carlisle: Thos Wm Carr (age 30 born Carlisle), Biscuit Manufacturer. With his wife Elizth S Carr (age 26 born Yorkshire) and their four children; Wm T. Carr (age 4 born Stanwix); Bertram Carr (age 3 born Yorkshire); Ernest (age 2 born Carlisle); and Evelyn Carr (age 1 born Carlisle). One visitor. Two servants.[1]

1893 Married in Carlisle to Edith Medway J, Hobbs

1895 James Sumner produced a three-wheel 'horseless carriage' for William Theodore Carr of Carr and Co, a biscuit manufacturer, of Carlisle. Produced an improved version for the same person the following year.

1898 August. Letter about his cars.[2]

1898 September. Details and images of his steam car.[3]

1901 Living at Sunny Croft, Dalston, Cumberland: William Theodore Carr (age 34 born Carlisle), biscuit and bread manufacturer. With his wife Edith M. J. Carr (age 28 born born Ireland) and children Dorothy Carr (age 6 born Carlisle), Stanley T. Carr (age 4 born Carlisle), Edith A. Carr (age 3 born Carlisle). Three servants. [4]


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