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William Harrison Rhodes

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1872 Born in Wakefield[1], son of William, machine maker, and Harriet Elizabeth Rhodes

1887 Apprenticed with Joseph Rhodes and Sons

1896-1900 In the Far East supervising erection of the firm's machines

1900 Director and works manager of J. Rhodes and Sons

1901 William H Rhodes 28, engineer, employer, lived in Wakefield with Mabel A Rhodes 21[2]

1904 Became Managing Director of Joseph Rhodes and Sons

1905 Elected member of the Inst Mech Eng.

1911 Died in Wakefield[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1901 census
  3. National probate calendar
  • Mechanical engineer records