Huffam, Solomon

Male 1854 - 1884  (30 years)


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  • Name Huffam, Solomon 
    Born 11 Jan 1854  Cork Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1884  West Bromwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • On 1871 census as living with parents in Salford, a commercial clerk

      Extract from the Walsall Press and South Staffordshire Advertiser - 10 Jan 1885
      "An inquest was held on Saturday afternoon by Mr Hooper of the town hall on the body of Solomon Huffam a resident of Wednesbury Road and Chief Engineer of the Monway Steel Works of the Patent Shaft and Axeltree Company, who met his death last Wednesday afternoon suddenly." " At 12 o clock the deceased was superintending the lifting of an iron stackwhich was between 70 and 80 feet n height by means of derrick poles with new chains properly tested. Every precaution was taken to prevent accident John Hollingshead had told how he had expressed his fears at the rope holding immediatly the stack was lifted. Mr Huffam said to him -run for your life - the stack immediatly falling on deceased's head -Death was instantaneous. Mr Huffam was a young man of great promise and in every way a most competant engineer. Mr Wailes chief Engineer for the company said Deceased was a very able man in whom was placed the very greatest confidence he expressed his personal sorrow and that of the company of the sad event. Verdict Accidental Death"

      The employees of the Iron and Steel works erected a stone in Wood Green Cemetery Walsall with the following " By his kind and generous disposition he won the esteem of all with whom he was connected"

      Left £389 19s
    Person ID I920  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2006 

    Father Huffam, Frederick Thomas
              b. 20 Dec 1828, Limehouse London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1899, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Welch, Isabella
              b. 20 Mar 1833, Nantwich Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1916, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1853 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1883  Salford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Huffam, Constance Mary
              b. Abt 1885, Walsall Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1902, Fylde Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
    Family ID F431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart