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Edward Rayment
Birth: Jul. 30, 1889
West Ham
Greater London, England
Death: Apr. 5, 1954
Forest Gate
Greater London, England

In 1908,an 18 year old lad who was keen on the latest and fast developing invention-the motor car-opened a small garage on Romford Road,Forest Gate near Green Street. Instead of going into his father's building business,a firm responsible for many buildings in East Ham,he deceided to become
a pioneer in motor engineering. By hard work and initiative, such as the introduction of the first petrol pump to the area, he built up his one man business to become the largest of its kind in the district. At the time of the 1911 census,he was an insurance agent living at 432 Central Park Road,East Ham. He died at the age of 64 in the house which was his newest venture. Soon after the death of his wife,he retired at an early age and his sons carried on with the business. Retirement could never hold him and his long association with Forest Gate brought him back as licensee of the Wagon And Horses ,a Public House just a little further down the road from E.Rayment Ltd of which he was still managing director. Whilst in retirement at Canvey Island, he married again.During the Second World War, he was for 5 years Chairman of the Island Council and helped in planning the Thames invasion defence.He was a Justice of the Peace on the Southend Bench but he longed to return to Forest Gate,where he had been a Special Police Inspector for 15 years, to look after the business again because his sons were in the armed forces.He was an active member of 5 local Masonic lodges. He had 2 daughters,one of whom married an American G.I.He died April 5,1954 at 392 Romford Road age 64 ,of carcinoma of the lungs.His occupation was listed as hotel proprietor and the informant was his son W.Rayment of 89 Claremond Road Forest Gate. He was interred at Woodgrange Park Cemetery after a service at All Saints Church. 
Family links: 
  Walter Rayment (1861 - 1939)
  Eleanor Holman Rayment (1861 - 1922)
  Caroline Theresa Klagemann Rayment (1887 - 1935)
  Constance Bennett Rayment (1904 - 1996)
  Lilian Louise Florence Rayment Gilbert (1912 - 1998)*
  Walter Rayment (1914 - 1961)*
  Robert Rayment (1916 - 1991)*
  Edward Rayment (1919 - 2002)*
  Caroline Margaret Rayment Bull (1923 - 2002)*
  Edward Rayment (1889 - 1954)
  May Harriet Rayment Holman (1894 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Many heartfelt thanks to Geoffrey Gillon for sponsoring my grandfathers memorial.
Woodgrange Park Cemetery
East Ham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Plot: square 38 no.8162
Created by: caroline
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
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Edward Rayment
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Happy Heavenly Birthday Grandfather
- caroline
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015
Be at peace Grandfather
- caroline
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015
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