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Joseph Parkes (b.1863)

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Joseph Parkes (c1863- ) of James Parkes and Son and of the Sun Cycle and Fittings Co

1871 Living at William Street, Aston: James Parkes (age 34 born Wolverhampton), Brass Worker. With his wife Maria (age 30 born Haveley) and their four sons: Joseph Parkes (age 8 born Birmingham), Brass Worker; James Parkes (age 6 born Birmingham), Brass Worker; Thomas Parkes (age 3 born Birmingham); and William Parkes (age 1 born Birmingham). Also daughter Harriet Parkes (age 3 born Birmingham).[1]

1881 Living at 97 Gerrard Street, Aston: James Parkes (age 44 born Wolverhampton), Brass Founder. With his wife Maria (age 40 born Bridgnorth) and their four sons: Joseph Parkes (age 18 born Birmingham); James Parkes (age 16 born Birmingham); Thomas Parkes (age 13 born Birmingham); and William Parkes (age 11 born Birmingham). Also daughter Harriet Parkes (age 13 born Birmingham).[2]

1891 Living at 18 Potters Hill, Aston: Joseph Parkes (age 28 born Birmingham), Gas Fittings Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Florence Parkes and their son Arthur S. Parkes.[3]

1901 Living at 2 Salisbury Road, Handsworth: Joseph Parkes (age 38 born Birmingham), Bicycle Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Florence Parkes and their son Joseph B. Parkes.[4]

1911 Living in 3 Trinity Road, Handsworth: Joseph Parkes (age 48 born Birmingham), Bicycle Manufacturer - Employer. Widower. With his son Arthur Stanley Parkes (age 20 born Birmingham]], Engineer. Also his daughter.[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 Census
  5. 1911 Census