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John Henry Adams

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John Henry Adams (c1820-1877)

1820 Born son of John Samuel Adams in Stepney

1841 Civil engineer; superintendent of coal department of a railway company. Living in Bow with his wife Sarah 41, children Robert 10, John 8, Francis 6, Thomas 4, Alice [1]

"Associated with the construction of the North London Railway"[2]

1871 Living at 38 Arundel Square, Islington: John Henry Adams (age 51 born Stepney), Railway Supt. and Civil Engineer. with his wife Sarah Adams (age 51 born Gillingham) and their children; Henry Adams (age 25 born Limehouse), Civil Engineer; Robert Adams (age 20 born Kingsland), Clerk in Docks; John Adams (age 18 born Poplar), Clerk in Gas Works; Francis Adams (age 16 born Poplar), Clerk to General Agent; Alice Adams (age 11 born Bow); and Frederick Adams (age 4 born Bromley,Essex). Also a visitor and two servants.[3]

1875 President of the Society of Engineers. [4]

1877 July 20th. Died

1877 Obituary [5]

THE LATE MR. J. H. ADAMS. - Many of our readers will hear with regret of the death of Mr. John Henry Adams. He died during sleep early on the morning of the 20th inst., the cause of death being disease of the heart. He had been slightly indisposed for a few days, but there had been no anxiety. Mr. Adams was a member of the council of the Society of Engineers, of which Society he was president during the year 1875.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. Obituary of Henry Adams
  3. 1871 Census
  4. The Engineer 1875/03/12
  5. The Engineer 1877/07/27