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Name: TYSON, George Alfred CMG

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Nee: bro of William Tyson

Birth Date: 4 Sep 1888 Islington, London

Death Date: 12 Mar 1972 Nairobi

First Date: 1919

Profession: Chartered Surveyor and Land Agent, Dir. of Coys. Non Govt. Mem of Legco, Kenya. Mem Nairobi City Council 1933-53. Mayor of Nairobi 1946-47

Area: 'The Corner House', Nairobi, 1930 Tyson Bros., Nairobi

Married: 1n In Holloway, London 11 Sep 1915 Beatrice Halls b. 1888;2. 1942 Ann Macdonald d. 31.12.1958 Nairobi; 3. 1961 Elaine Violet Pryor d. 26 May 1982 Nairobi

Book Reference: Who's Who, Debrett, Red 25, Red 31, Macmillan, EA & Rhodesia, Settlement

General Information:

Debrett - is a Chartered Surveyor, and a Member of Board of Commerce and Industry, Kenya; has been a Member of Nairobi City Council since 1933 (an Alderman since 1946); was Mayor of Nairobi 1947-48, and Pres. of Assoc. of Chambers of Commerce of EA 1948
Macmillan - 1930 - Tyson Brothers Ltd., Importers, Exporters, Managing Agents, Secretaries and Insurance Agents - The business was established in 1919 by Messrs W. and G.A. Tyson and the firm was formed into a limited company in 1921, the directors being Sir H.J. Delves Broughton, Bart., Messrs W. and G.A. Tyson, and M.L. Beard.
East Africa & Rhodesia - 12/6/52 - Birthday Honours - George Alfred Tyson, CMG, for public services to Kenya. A past president of the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Eastern Africa, and an alderman of Nairobi, where he was for many years in business as a land and estate agent. Has been active in many public causes.
Barnes Langata cem, Nairobi  has George's grave and says Ann died 31 Dec 1968 [sic], but gravestone is not in good condition: in loving memory of / Ann / wife of / Robert A Tyson / who died at Nairobi / 31st December 1968 / aged 59 years / God bless you my Pettie George A Tyson C.M.C
Gazette 16 Jan 1959 1st wife's probate
Gazette 30 Mar 1972 probate
Gazette 18 June 1982 2nd wife's probate

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