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Edward Alfred Harman

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Edward Alfred Harman (c1861-1933), Engineer and Manager, Huddersfield Gas Works

c1861 Born at Tottenham, Mddx.,

1887 Married Mary Popitt (1859-1932)

1911 Living at 2 Grasmere Road, Huddersfield: Edward Alfred Harman (age 50 born Tottenham), Gas Engineer and Manager - Huddersfield Corporation and Employer. With his wife Mary Harman (age 51 born Lilleshall, Salop) and their daughter Gwendoline Mary Harman (age 19 born Moseley, Worcs.). One servant.[1]

1933 Died at Hull.

1933 Obituary[2]


We note with regret the death of Mr. Edward Alfred Harman, which occurred at 36, De Grey-street, Hull, on October 17. Mr. Harman, who was for many years Chief Engineer to the Corporation Gas Department, Huddersfield, was the fifth son of the late Mr. James Harman, of Frinton-on-Sea, and was born on June 3, 1860. He was educated at the City of London School, and privately, and in 1876, entered upon a pupilage of five years under the late Mr. W. T. Walker, civil and gas engineer, Finsbury Circus, London. In June, 1881, he was appointed engineering assistant at the Donnington Works, Shropshire, of Messrs. C. and W. Walker, and became engaged on the design and construction of gas, water, and chemical plants and other installations. Three years later, at the age of 24, he was appointed assistant and draughtsman to Mr. Henry Hack, then Chief Engineer of the City Gasworks, Birmingham, and during the succeeding seven years was employed on the setting out and construction of boilers, retorts, tanks, purifiers, washers, and other plant. In April, 1891, he was made resident engineer in charge of the reconstruction of the Swan Village Gasworks of the Birmingham Corporation, and occupied this position for six years, during which the works were completely remodelled at a cost of 200,0001. In March, 1897, Mr. Harman became Chief Engineer of the Huddersfield Corporation Gas Department and retained this position for many years. He was subsequently, for a time, consulting engineer to the Dronfield Gas Light and Coke Co, Derbyshire, and had latterly been a gasworks consultant at Hull. Mr. Harman became-a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers in 1897, and of the Institution of Civil Engineers on December 6, 1898."

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