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William Tonks (1839-1931)

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1839 Born in Wolverhampton, son of Samuel Tonks and his wife Ann[1]

1891 William Tonks 51, brass founder, lived in Wolverhampton with Anne Tonks 47, Samuel J Tonks 19, clerk, hardware merchants[2]

1931 Died in Wolverhampton

1931 Obituary[3]

The death took place on the 8th inst. at Wolverhampton of Mr. William Tonks, managing director of Samuel Tonks and Sons, Ltd., brass and bell founders, of Church-street, Wolverhampton, one of the oldest businesses in the town. Mr. Tonks, who was well known and highly respected in Midland industrial circles, was in his 92nd year.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1891 census
  3. The Engineer 1931/07/17