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George Herbert Sankey

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George Herbert Sankey (1868-1934) of Joseph Sankey and Sons

1868 Born son of Joseph Sankey, and his wife Emma

1891 Frederick Ernest Sankey and George Herbert Sankey were admitted into partnership. The name of the firm was changed to Joseph Sankey and Sons.

1891 Emma Sankey 65, lived in Sedgley, with some of her children Hannah Sankey 32, Clara Sankey 26, Frederick Sankey, japanned ware manufacturer 24, George H Sankey japanned ware manufacturer 23, Florence Sankey 22[1]


1935 Obituary [2]

GEORGE H. SANKEY, J.P., died at his residence, Astley Abbots, Bridgnorth, on December 19, 1934, at the age of sixty-seven.

He was the second son of the late Mr. Joseph Sankey, the founder of the firm of Joseph Sankey and Sons, Ltd., of Bilston and Hadley (Shropshire) - now a branch of Guest, Keen and Nettle- folds, Ltd. - of which he became the managing director; be was connected with the Albert Street Works, Bilston, for about fifty years.

He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire, and had served on the committee for the Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire district of the Royal Metal Trades Pension and Benevolent Society.

He had been a member of the Iron and Steel Institute since 1903.


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