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Alfred Benjamin Charles Danks

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Alfred Benjamin Charles Danks (1867-1929) of H. and T. Danks

1868 Born in Rowley Regis the son of Thomas Danks

1891 Living at 77 Dudley Road, Rowley Regis: Thomas Danks (age 57 born Rowley Regis), Boiler Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Ellen Danks (age 54 born Dudley) and their three sons Thomas A. Danks (age 28 born Rowley Regis), Assistant to father; Edwin Danks (age 26 born Rowley Regis), Assistant to father; and Alfred B. C. Danks (age 23 born Rowley Regis). Two servants.[1]

1901 Alfred B C Danks 33, steam boiler manufacturer, employer, lived in Dudley, with Emily Danks 34, Gertrude E Danks 8, Lucy E Danks 7, Nelly W Danks 1, and a visitor Phoebe E Danks 21[2]

1911 Alfred Danks 43, Retired, formerly Boiler Maker, lived in Stourbridge, with Emily Danks 44 Gertrude Danks 18, Nellie Danks 11, Cecil Danks 9, Alexander Danks 6[3]

1912 Acquired the Westgate Iron Works

Acquired J. M. Butt, the Kingsholm Foundry.

1921 Alfred Danks was amalgamated with the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. Mr. Danks was appointed managing director.

1929 of Hucclecote, Gloucester when he died in Bristol Infirmary[4]

Death of Alfred Danks

The death has occurred at Bristol of a well-known Gloucester resident in the person of Mr. Alfred Danks, of Northfield, Hucclecote. Mr. Danks, who was 61 years age, was compelled to give up business activities a few months ago owing to a serious breakdown in health, and his condition necessitated a serious operation, which proved successful, but the reaction was too great for his weakened state. Mr. Danks was a well-known Gloucester business man.

In 1912 he acquired the business known as the Westgate Iron Works, and later that of Messrs. J. M. Butt, the Kingsholm Foundry.

In 1921 occurred the amalgamation with the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Co., when Mr. Danks was appointed managing director, a post which he occupied until a few weeks before his death. Mr. Danks. who was a widower, is survived by three daughters and two sons.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. National Probate calendar