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From the book entitled: The West Riding of Yorkshire at the opening of the twentieth century: Contemporary biogr
Editor: W. T. Pike
Publisher: W.T. Pike, 1902
Page 326

WILLIAM RHODES, son of the late Joseph Rhodes ; born at Wakefield in 1844; educated at local schools in Wakefield, and at Almondbury, near Huddersfield. Engineer and ironfounder; proprietor of the Grove Iron Works, Wakefield, which were established in 1824, by his father, whom he joined on leaving school; for the last nine years member of Wakefield Corporation ; formerly member of the Board of Guardians; Chairman and Vice-President of Wakefield Liberal Club; Chairman of the Engineering Employers' Federation (Wakefield Association); Governor of Wakefield Charities; member of the Society of Freemasons, Sincerity Lodge, No. 1019, Wakefield.