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Albert Edward Alexander Edwards

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Albert Edward Alexander Edwards (1863-1937), consulting engineer, of Cerrito, Edwards and Shaw

1863 March 10th. Born at Overton, Staffs.,

1900 A. E. Edwards, of 105 Colmore-road, Birmingham, wrote to The Engineer about electrical lighting.

1911 Living at 62 South Road, Smethwick, Staffs: Albert Edward Alexander Edwards (age 48 born Fenton, Staffordshire), Consulting Engineer - Electrical, Mechanical, Heating and Ventilating Engineers, and Employer. With his wife Florence Edwards (age 42 born Lilleshall). Also his brother Herbert George Edwards (age 50 born Fenton), Clerk in office of Railway Carriage Manufacturer; and his sister-in-law Ellen Edwards (age 44 born Donnington), married; and his sister-in-law Mary Jane Bromley (age 56 born Morley), Single; and his niece Susan Maude Hands (age 36 born Wolverhampton), Single; and a boarder Wilfred Shaw (age 36 born Stone]], Consulting Engineer in Electrical Engineering and an Employer; and his nephew John Harpur Edwards (age 23 born Basford), Clerk. Two servants.[1]

1937 Obituary [2]

ALBERT EDWARD ALEXANDER EDWARDS was for thirty-six years a partner with Mr. Wilfred Shaw in the firm of Messrs. Edwards and Shaw, consulting electrical and mechanical engineers, of Birmingham. He was born at Fenton, Staffs, in 1863, and was educated privately. In 1883 he was articled to Mr. John Bourne, civil engineer, of London, for three years, after which he was engaged as a draughtsman by Messrs. Hartley, Arnoux and Fanning, of Stoke on Trent. He joined Messrs. Kerr, Stuart and Company in 1891 and took charge of the firm's outdoor work for two years. In 1893 he was appointed chief assistant to Messrs. Henry Lea and Thornbery, mechanical engineers, of Birmingham, and held this position until 1898, when he commenced his consulting work. During the following years his firm acted as consulting engineers for many public bodies, hospital and mental institutions, and engineering works in England. During the War he was appointed inspector for coal control in the Midlands. Mr. Edwards retired in 1934; his death occurred in Birmingham on 22nd February 1937. He had been a Member of the Institution since 1900 and served for many years on the committee of the Midland Branch, of which he was vice-chairman in 1932. In addition, he was a past-president of the Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers and of the Junior Institution of Engineers.

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