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Abraham Horace Dawson

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Abraham Horace Dawson (1855-1934)

1855 June 30th. Born the son of Abraham Dawson

1861 Living at Bridge Court, Shrewsbury: Abraham Dawson (age 43 born Liverpool), Railway Engine Driver. With his wife Harriet Jane Dawson (age 41 born Reigate) and their six children; William Jones Dawson (age 18 born France, Paris), Railway Cleaner; Ellen E. Dawson (age 15 born France, Paris); Hannah G. Dawson (age 13 born France, Paris); Abraham J. Dawson (age 5 born London, Hawtroad?); Albert Tom Dawson (age 2 born Brighton, Sussex); and Louisa Dawson (age 9 months born Temple Combe, Somerset).[1]

1871 Lodging in Wolverhampton: Abraham Dawson (age 51 born Liverpool), Engine Drive - Widower. With his son Abraham Dawson (age 15 born Southwark), Railway Coppersmith.[2]

1878 Married at Wolverhampton to Elizabeth Minshall (1856–1927)

1891 Living at 14 Red Cross Street, Wolverhampton: Abraham H. Dawson (age 35 born Walworth), Engineering Coppersmith. With his wife Elizabeth Dawson (age 34 born Wolverhampton) and their three children; Alfred J. Dawson (age 8 born Wolverhampton); Louisa Dawson (age 7 born Wolverhampton); and Abraham H Dawson (age 4 born Wolverhampton). Also his father-in-law George Minshall (age 43 born Staffs.), Carter. One lodger.[3]

1901 Living at 86 Bright Street, Wolverhampton: Abraham Dawson (age 45 born Walworth, London), a Locomotive Coppersmith. With his wife Elizabeth Dawson (age 44 born Wolverhampton) and their six children; Alfred J. Dawson (age 18 born Wolverhampton), a Metal Turners Apprentice; Louisa Dawson (age 17 born Wolverhampton); Horace Dawson (age 14 born Wolverhampton); George Dawson (age 9 born Wolverhampton); Albert Dawson (age 8 born Wolverhampton); and Ernest Dawson (age 2 born Wolverhampton). Also his father-in-law George Minshall (age 70 born Market Drayton) a retired carter. One boarder.[4]

1911 Living at 23 Albany Road, Tunnel Hill, Rainbow Hill, Worcester: Abraham Horace Dawson (age 55 born Old kent Road), Locomotive Coppersmith with the GWR. With his wife Elizabeth Dawson (age 54 born Wolverhampton) and their children Albert Arthur Dawson (age 18 born Wolverhampton), Loco Machine Hand with the GWR; Ernest Dawson (age 12 born Wolverhampton); Louisa Wilkes (age 27 born Wolverhampton) and her husband David John Wilkes (age 23 born Wolverhampton), a machine hand at Heenan and Froude, and their daughter Ada Louisa Wilkes (age 4 months born Worcester). Also his brother Alfred Henry Dawson (age 52 born Brighton), a (?) Turner at Daimler Motorworks, Coventry. AHD married 33 years with 7 children of whom 6 are still living.[5]

1934 Died at Worcester


From the GWR Worcester records

  • Abraham Dawson born 1855 June 6th joined 1870 February 20th as a Coppersmith
  • His son Albert Arthur born 1892 December 21st joined 1907 June 11th as a Machinist
  • His son Ernest Dawson born 1898 July 25th joined 1912 August 14th as Brass Finisher Apprentice

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. 1911 Census