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Sir Jonah Walker-Smith Kt., M.P., M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.C.E., F.S.I., Hon. A.R.I.B.A., Barrister-at-Law.
1874 Born in Watford. Jonah Walker Smith
1890-1 Educated in engineering at Kings College, London
1891-2 Trained with Smith, Patterson and Co, sanitary engineers, iron founders at Blaydon
1892-5 Pupil under O. Claude Robson M Inst C E working for Willesden Council
1895-1898 continued working under Robson
1898-1901 Chief engineering assistant to Mr G. T. Lynam, in Burton on Trent
1901-2 Deputy borough engineer of Barrow-in-Furness under W. H. Fox
1902-8 Borough engineer of Barrow-in-Furness
1903 Associate member of Inst Mech Engineers.
1905 Married Maud Hunter in Barrow
1908 He became City Engineer of Edinburgh
1908 Birth of son Coulton
1910 Became a Member of Inst Civil Engineers
1910 Business address: Edinburgh. Advanced to Associate member of Inst Civil Engineers.
1911 John Jonah Smith 70, engineer, employer, lived in Watford, Jane Elizabeth Smith 62, William Sidney Smith 37, engineer working for a railway company, Jonah Walker Smith 36, engineer working for the government, George Alfred Smith 31, engineer working for the government, Frederick John Smith 28, plumber
Chief Engineer and Director of Housing and Town Planning, Local Government Board of Scotland
1912 Chief Inspector, Local Government Board for Scotland
Consulting Engineer in Scotland to the Road Board
1919-25 Director of Housing, Ministry of Health.
1934 Name changed to Walker-Smith by deed poll
1939 Business Address: 13 Russell Square, London, W.C.1. Author of Technical books, etc.
1939 Company director; Director of Employers' Federation; lived in Hendon with Maud and his son Coulton, a civil engineer
1947 Chairman of Smith, Patterson and Co
1964 Died in London