Biography - Daniel Wallwork

Daniel WALLWORK (deceased), was born in Newtown, Lancashire, England, January 9, 1829. At the early age of eight years, he went into the mines of Pendlebury, in Lancashire, and worked there as a miner until 1856, when he came to the United States, where, for a period of about eight months, he worked in the mines of Pennsylvania. In 1857, he came to Alton, Ill., thence to Brighton, and thence to Moro, where he was Superintendent of the mines, and in the latter part of 1869 he came to Litchfield and here became Superintendent of the mines of the Litchfield Coal Company, a position which he held until his death, which occurred on February 14, 1881. He was a man of great industry, a successful miner, and was loved by his employees. He was a practical engineer and surveyor, and drew all the maps of the mines, etc. In May, 1847, he married Miss Sarah GREENHALGH, and ten children were born to them, but two of whom are living - John WALLWORK, now Superintendent of the mines, and a daughter. John WALLWORK was born in Newtown, England, in 1847, and came to the United States with his parents in 1856. His first mining was done at Alton, Ill., where he was twelve years of age. He was Assistant Superintendent of the mines of Litchfield under his father, and still holds that position under Mr. AMSDEN. On April 4, 1882, he married Miss Violet TINNELL, of Litchfield.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 182-183.

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