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Roe, Humphrey Verdon (1878-1949)

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Title

Roe, Humphrey Verdon (1878-1949)

Subject

Roe, Humphrey Verdon

Contributor

Johnson-Flenga, Circe (created stub)

Format

Identification

Language

English

Type

Stub

Coverage

Manchester, England
Barton, Lancashire
Croydon, Surrey, England

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1878-04-18

Birthplace

Barton, Lancashire

Death Date

1949-07-25

Occupation

Aircraft manufacturer
Activist

Biographical Text

Humphrey Verdon Roe was born in Barton, Lancashire, England April 18th of 1878. His brother is the well known Alliott Verdon Roe, an aircraft manufacturer. Shortly before his success, Alliott Verdon was in debt, which his brother settled in exchange for half share of his company. Soon afterwards, the Avro airplane became very profitable. With this money, Humphrey Verdon Roe co-founded Great Britain's first Birth Control clinic with his then wife Marie Stopes.
Humphrey Verdon Roe died in Croydon, Surrey, England on July 25th of 1949.

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