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Samuel Coley Rhodes

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Samuel Coley Rhodes (1878-1959)

1878 Born in Morley, son of Matthew Rhodes

1894-9 Apprentice with J. Rhodes and Sons (sic) of Hope Foundry, Morley[1]

1899 Draughtsman with W. J. Jenkins and Co, Retford

1901 Civil, mechanical and electrical engineer, working on own account, lived in Morley with his parents[2]

1901-3 Working as (general) engineer on own account - Ampere Works, Morley

1903 Moved to Khartoum to be Head of Engineering, Gordon College

1908 Associate member I Mech E; head of engineering department, Gordon College, Khartoum.

1918 transferred to Member I Mech E

1922 M.I.Mech.E., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., A.M.I.E.E., Manager, Tech. Instruction Training Dept., and Senior Lecturer Mech. Eng., Gordon Coll., Khartoum, since 1903; b. 1878; s. of Matthew Rhodes, Machine Maker (J. Rhodes and Sons). Ed. Yorkshire Coll., Leeds. Training: J. Rhodes and Sons, Morley, Leeds. Distinctions: Bronze Medallist, Queen's Prizeman, Wh.Ex. Address: Gordon College, Khartoum.

1922 May: Arrived in London from Mozambique[3]

1952 Arrived in Liverpool from Montreal[4]

1959 Died in Coventry

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical engineer records
  2. 1901 census
  3. Incoming passengers
  4. Incoming passengers