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Henry Columbus Hurry

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Henry Columbus Hurry (c1821-1899)

c1821 Born in Philadelphia, USA, the son of Charles Hurry

1850 Married in Meriden to Avarilla Smith (c1826-1918)[1] - (described as the Sutton heiress)

1851 Visitor at Hotel, Newton in Makefield: Henry Columbus Hurry (age 30 born USA - British subject), Civil Engineer. With Avarilla Hurry (age 25 born Coleshill).[2]

1852 'Henry Columbus Hurry, was engineer of the northern branch the London and North Western Railway Company.'[3]

1852 Birth of daughter. Of 63 Thornhill Square.[4]

1860 Henry C. Hurry, Engineer, Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, Worcester.[5]

1864 'a civil engineer in the employ of the Great Western Railway'[6]

1867 'read a paper and exhibited an interesting model of an aerial machine, whereof the motive power is electo magnetism' Aeronautical Society of Great Britain.[7]

1891 Living at 139 Gloucester Road, St. Pancras: Henry C. Hurry (age 70 born Philadelphia, USA), Retired Civil Engineer. Unmarried.[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Friday 23 August 1850
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Globe - Monday 05 April 1852
  4. Morning Advertiser - Wednesday 28 July 1852
  5. 1860 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  6. Cheltenham Chronicle - Tuesday 16 August 1864
  7. Hereford Journal - Saturday 27 April 1867
  8. 1891 Census