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John William Davison (1864-1940)

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John William Davison M.B.E.

1864 Born in Low Eighton, Durham

School in Gateshead

1880-88 Apprentice at Elswick Works of Sir W. G. Armstrong and Co

1888-93 Draughtsman with Harton Coal Co, Durham

1893-5 Mechanical engineer to Cardiff Steam Coal Collieries Co

1895 Chief mechanical engineer, Great Western Colliery Co, Pontypridd

1901 John Wm Davidson 36, lived in Pontypridd with Elizabeth Ann Davidson 35, Maud Davidson 5, Gwendoline Lillian Davidson 3[1]

1906 Associate member of I Mech E

1911 John W Davison 46, mechanical engineer, widowed, lived in Pontypridd with Margaret Davison 70, Gwen L F Davison 13[2]

1912 Resigned from I Mech E

Member of the Council of the South West Institute of Engineers

1920 Member of I Mech E

1940 A John William Davisonm age 76, died in Weston super Mare - perhaps this was him?

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  • Mechanical engineer records