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Joseph Evans (of Wolverhampton)

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of Joseph Evans and Sons

c1843 Born, son of Joseph Evans

1861 Joseph Evans 52, iron founder, lived in Wolverhampton with Joseph Evans 18, cashier to iron founder, William Evans 14, and his daughters H J Heale 28, M A Evans 23, Harriett Evans 22, Frances Evans 13, Alice Evans 11, E A Evans 9[1]

1881 Joseph Evans 38, Engineer Employing 120 Hands, lived in Wolverhampton, Christina Evans 35, Osman Evans 10, Walter Evans 8, George Evans 6[2]

1901 Joseph Evans 58, hydraulic engineer, lived in Wolverhampton with Christina Evans 54, Joseph O Evans 30, hydraulic engineer, Walter H Evans 28, George H Evans 26[3]

1908 Died in Wolverhampton, aged 65

Obituary 1908 [4]

. . . senior principal and chairman of directors of the firm of Joseph Evans and Sons (Wolverhampton) . . . the eldest son of the late Joseph Evans who established the original Culwell foundry in the Wednesfield Road . . . . he made a special tour many years ago to Australia and other countries in order to observe personally exactly the kinds of pumps which were best suited to each particular locality. ... Some twenty five years ago he carried on a vigorous correspondence in various papers on the merits of British as compared with American pumps. He always maintained that American pumps were not as good, as cheap, as well constructed, nor as economical in working as those made by the best British firms. It may be said that the various makes of American pumps to which he alluded are now scarcely ever heard of. . . . [more]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. The Engineer 1908/02/07