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c.1849 Born in Darlaston
1871 Civil engineer, living in Darlaston with Samuel Rubery 50, iron merchant employing 4 men, Mary Rubery 52, Samuel Rubery, clerk, 26, and Alma Rubery 18
1881 Iron merchant, lodging in Great Crosby, Lancs
1881 Married Catherine Mary Anne Wilkes in Rushall, Staffs
1884 Partnership formed with his 2 brothers as an ironworks manufacturing gates and fences - see Rubery and Co
1891 Manufacturer of iron roofs, visiting Thomas W Rubury 34, iron merchant, in Tettenhall Staffs; also in the household were Thomas's sisters Jane Rubury 38, Alma Rubury 36; other visitors were Catherine M A Rubery 38, Mary E Rubery 7
1901 Manufacturer of steel or iron roofs, living in Darlaston with Catherine Mary Rubery 48, Jennie Marquerite Rubery 12
1910 "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, John Tunner Rubery and Alfred Ernest Owen, carrying on business as Manufacturers of Bridges, Roofing, Motor Frames, Fencing, and General Iron and Steel Work, at Darlaston, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of RUBERY, OWEN AND CO., has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 30th day of June, 1910. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Alfred Ernest Owen, who will continue to carry on business at the late firm's premises at Darlaston aforesaid, on his own account, under the style of Rubery, Owen and Co. "
1911 Retired steel and iron constructional engineer, living in Walsall with Catharine Mary Ann Rubery 58, Kathleen Eliza Rubery 25, Gladys Alma Rubery 25
1920 John Tunner Rubery died in Walsall