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Henry Teague

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Henry Teague (c1821-1898), managing engineer of the Lincoln Waterworks, and of Harrison, Teague and Birch

1881 Living at 25 St. Botolphs Terrace, Lincoln: Henry Teague (age 60 born Redruth, Cornwall), Waterworks Engineer. With his wife Elizabeth Teague (age 62 born (?), Cornwall) and their daughter Mary Teague (age 29 born Lincoln). Also their grand-daughter Emily Teague Lawrence (age 8 born Lincoln).[1]

1890 Mention. Henry Teague, managing engineer of the Waterworks.[2]

1898 Obituary [3]

The city has lost an old and valued public servant by the death Mr. Henry Teague, which took place his residence in St. Catherine's on Monday.

Mr. Teague, who was in his 78th year, came to Lincoln in superintend the erection of the engines supplied by his firm, Messrs. Sims and Co., of Redruth, Cornwall, for the Lincoln waterworks, and upon the completion the contract ho was appointed engineer of the works. That position he retained when, some 25 years later, the concern was taken over by the Corporation, and he continued hold it until, in February last, in consequence of failing health, he resigned.

Mr. Teague's practical knowledge and skill rendered him almost invaluable to the city, and his advice as a waterworks engineer was frequently sought by other public bodies in the kingdom.

Mr. Teague was Wesleyan and for many years regular attendant the Hannah Memorial chapel. Mrs. Teague predeceased her husband by about two years. He leaves a son, Mr. J. H. Teague, who occupies a responsible position in the waterworks department of the Corporation, and a daughter, Mrs. Falls, residing at Truro.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. Stamford Mercury - Friday 05 September 1890
  3. Stamford Mercury - Friday 15 April 1898