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Samuel White

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Samuel White (c1862-1928). Founder of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Co‎ with his brother George White

c1862 Born in Bristol, the son of Henry White, a painter and decorator, and his wife Eliza. Brother of George White

1911 Living at Corset House, Clifton Down, Bristol: Samuel White (age 49 born Bristol), Stock Broker and Director Public Companies - Employer - Unmarried. Six servants.[1]

1928 November. Died. 'The death occurred at Bristol yesterday of Mr. Samuel White, chairman of the Bristol Tramways Company and of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. He had been more or less invalid for the past two years. He helped his brother, the late Sir George White, to build up the tramways system at Bristol, and introduced there the first electric car in the country. The brothers were also pioneers of electric street traction in London, and assisted Sir George's son, now Sir Stanley White, were interested very early in aviation. Mr. Samuel White, who was a bachelor, was for many years leading member, and lately chairman, the Bristol Stock Exchange'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Northern Whig - Friday 30 November 1928