WARK, JOSEPH ALEXANDER
- Born: 1870/71 Died: -
Engineer, active in Belfast in the second decade of the twentieth century. Joseph Alexander Wark, son of James Wark and Martha Irwin, was born in Derry on 8 January 1870 or in 1871.(1) By the time of the 1911 census, which was taken when he was staying at a hotel in Belfast, he had become a civil engineer and was a married man with three children(2) and by 1913, according to the Belfast telephone directory for that year,(3) he had settled in Belfast. It was as 'J.A. Wark & Co' that he designed alterations to shops in North Street, Belfast , in 1912.(4) In 1914 he designed a block of workmen's cottages on the Earl of Shaftesbury's estate in Belfast.(5)
(1) www.familysearch.org (last visited Mar 2009); however in the 1911 census, see note 2, below, he gives his age as 40.
(2) 1911 census, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001400745/ (last visited Mar 2009).
(3) Belfast telephone directory, 1913, http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/1913PhoneList6.htm (last visited Mar 2009).
(4) IB 54, 9 Nov 1912, 644.
(5) IB 56, 17 Jan 1914, 48.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for WARK, JOSEPH ALEXANDER
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH STREET, SHOPS|
|Nature:||Adds. & alts. by J.A. Wark & Co. Contractor: Courtney Bros.|
|Refs:||IB 54, 9 Nov 1912, 644|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, HOUSES|
|Nature:||Block of workmen's cottages on estate of Earl of Shaftesbury.|
|Refs:||IB 56, 17 Jan 1914, 48|