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Henry Edward Jones

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Henry Edward Jones (c1843-1925)

AKA Harry Edward Jones

1925 Obituary [1]

MR. Henry Edward Jones, whose sudden death, at the age of eighty-two occurred at his country home, Marden Ash, Ongar, on March 24th, had for many years been regarded as the dayen of the gas industry, in which, during the greater part of his long and active life, he was a forceful and outstanding figure. Mr. Jones was almost the last survivor of a small band of veterans in whose keeping the interests of the towns' gas industry have lain for the past half century, amongst his distinguished co-workers and contemporaries being Sir George Livesey, Sir Corbet Woodall, William Newbigging, A. F. Phillips and Charles Hunt....

....Mr. Jones was more or less cradled in the gas industry, for he was the son of Mr. Robert Jones, who, from 1854 to 1881 was chief engineer to the Commercial Gas Co, the great undertaking which at present applies even square miles of the East End of London and a population of approximately half a million......

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