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Edgar Rhodes

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1867 Born in Leeds, son of Samuel Gisburn Rhodes and Sarah Ann Rhodes[1]

1883-7 Apprentice with Leeds Forge Co

1887 In charge of a department for developing special machines and patents

1889 Went into partnership with his brother (presumably Walter) as Rhodes Brothers, Leeds

1891 Samuel G Rhodes 56, dentist, lived in Leeds with Sarah A Rhodes 54, Lydia Rhodes 29, Walter Rhodes 25, electrical engineer, Edgar Rhodes 25, electrical engineer, Henry F Rhodes 22, dentist's assistant, Jessie Rhodes 20, Florence A Rhodes 19, Winifred Rhodes 13, Reginald Rhodes 10[2]

1901 Samuel G Rhodes 66, lived in Leeds with Hannah W Rhodes 42, Walter Rhodes 35, mechanical engineer, Edgar Rhodes 35, mechanical engineer, Jessie Rhodes 30, Florence A Maconachie 29, Winifred Rhodes 23[3]

1906 Associate member of I Mech E

1911 Edgar Rhodes 43, engineer and manager Tramway Construction Co, lived in Tadcaster with Gertrude Rhodes 33, Cecil Rhodes 7[4]

1919 Died in Wandsworth[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records