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1885 February 10th. Born in Peckham, the son of Charles Fearnley Arnold (1847-1912), a Flour salesman, and his wife Jessie Anna Turney (1853-1902)
1901 Commercial Clerk, living in Camberwell
1914 Charles Arnold enlisted, and sold his interest in the company to Belling.
1917 October 13th. Married at West Dulwich to Mabel Margaret Symons. He is age 32 and profession is R.G.A. (Royal Garrison Artillery). His father is Charles Fearnley Arnold (deceased), a Gentleman. They had James Leonard Symons Arnold (1919-2005) and Ruth Arnold (died infant)
1919 Post WWI: Charles Belling told Arnold about his need for switches and sockets for the fires he made. Arnold set up the Heavy Current Electric Accessories Co with Belling. The first factory was in Park Road, Edmonton, with a total workforce of three. The company was based on the Multy Kontact socket, patented by Charles Arnold in April 1919. The company was eventually named MK Electric after that one product.
1948 Founded the Leonard Cheshire Disability house in Ridgway, Enfield, as a residential home for disable ex-servicemen
1969 October 29th. Died at Hastings age 84.