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1849 Apprenticed as a watchmaker to Nathanial Hill and later became his partner
Director of Singer.
Director of Swift Cycle Co.
1871 Living at Earlsdon House, Earlsdon Street, Coventry: Joseph White (age 35 born Foleshill), Watchmaker employing 7 men and 9 boys. With his wife Catherine White (age 34 born Coventry) and their six children; Annie Catherine White (age 10 born Coventry); Clara Rebecca White (age 9 born Coventry); Howard Joseph White (age 7 born Coventry); Joseph Newsome White (age 6 born Coventry); Catherine Elizabeth White (age 4 born Coventry); and Florence Steave White (age 2 born Coventry) Alfred James White (age 11 months born Coventry). Also his nephew Thomas White (age 20 born Foleshill), Watch Finisher.
1891 Living at Earlsdon House, Earlsdon Street, Coventry: Joseph White (age 55 born Foleshill), Watchmaker and Director of Cycle Company - Employer. With his wife Catherine White (age 54 born Coventry) and their nine children; Ann C. White (age 30 born Coventry); Howard J. White (age 27 born Coventry), Watch Manufacturer; Catherine E. White (age 24 born Coventry); Florence S. White (age 22 born Coventry); Cyril D. White (age 19 born Coventry); Winifred A. White (age 18 born Coventry); Harold E. White (age 16 born Coventry); Ethel M. White (age 15 born Coventry); and Conrad S. White (age 13 born Coventry). Three servants.
1907 March. Died. 'We regret to announce the death of Mr. Joseph White, of Earlsdon House, Earlsdon. The deceased carried on business as a watch manufacturer for many years and the watch he manufactured was of the highest class. He was far a number of years managing director of the Coventry Machinist's Company. Mr. White, who was well-known and highly respected in the watch trade, has passed away at the age of 71 years.'