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Harry George Vincent Oldham

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1869 Born in Maidenhead

Educated at Wesleyan School, and York House College, Maidenhead.

1882-3 Assistant to his father, auctioneer and values.

1883-7 Served his time with Dexter and Langston, engineers and launch engine builders, of High Wycombe

1887-9 Completed his training at Oswald Mordaunt and Co, of Southampton

1889-92 Fitter, turner and erector at Naval Construction and Armaments Co, of Barrow, and various other shipbuilders

1892-4 Draughtsman with Ward Electrical Co, Westminster, and H. J. West and Co, Southwark

1894-6 Works manager with Frederick Braby and Co

1896 Joined John Fraser and Son

1898 Engineer and head draughtsman, John Fraser and Son, Millwall Boiler Works, London, became an associate member of I Mech E.[1]

Presented a paper on "Evaporative Condensers"

1899 Manager, Ratner Safe Works. Proposed for transfer to Member of I Mech E. (but does not appear to have succeeded in this transfer).

1901 An engineer, when he married Elizabeth Halsted in Southwark[2]

1903 Left I Mech E

1911 Harry Oldham 42, Mechanical Engineering Assistant, London County Council, Central Office (Asylums Committee)m lived in Hampton with Elizabeth Oldham 31, Winifred Oldham 6, Vera Oldham 3, John Oldham 6 months[3]

1939 Died in Surrey[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Membership records
  2. BMD
  3. 1911 census
  4. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records