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Joseph Henry Smith

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Joseph Henry Smith (c1855-1909) of Hill and Smith

son of Henry Smith

1871 Living at Summerhill, Kingswinford: Henry Smith (age 49 born Redmere, Worcs), Justice of the Peace and Iron Master. With his wife Marianne Smith (age 45 born Dudley) and their three children; Joseph Henry Smith (age 16 born Dudley), Student; Edith Marian Smith (age 15 born Dudley); and Constance Smith (age 14 born Dudley). Two servants.[1]


1909 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH HENRY SMITH died at his residence at Brierley Hill, on June 2, 1909, as the result of an accident. At an early age he entered the business of Messrs. Hill & Smith, ironmasters, with which his father was then associated, and took an important part in the development of the undertaking, which now employs several hundred hands. Upon the death of his father he became sole proprietor of the business.

He was a member of the Severn Conservancy Board, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1882.


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