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John Charles Raymond Okes

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of 39 Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.

c.1833 Born in Cambridge, son of John Okes, M.B., of Cherry Hinton

1852 Entered Peterhouse College, Cambridge

Apprenticed as an engineer to L. Fairbairn, in Manchester.

Pupil at the works of Fairbairn and Sons (2-3 years)

Then he was employed part of the time at Doncaster Works under Mr Sturrock and part of the time as manager for Mr Schiele in Oldham

1861 Set up the foundry of Delany and Okes, foundry and marine engine works

1865 Associate of the Inst Civil Engineers

Carried on for many years a business in Queen Victoria Street, London.

1881 John Chas. Raymond Okes 48, civil engineer, lived in Marylebone, with Rachel Oste Okes 39[1]

1911 John Charles Raymond Okes 78, retired mechanical engineer, lived in Watford with Rachel L'Oste Okes 69[2]

1916 Died in Watford[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. National probate calendar
  • Mechanical Engineer records
  • Cambridge alumni