HEPWORTH John Charles

Name John Charles HEPWORTH
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1857
Died 1929
Birth/ Baptism Born 13 August 1857, Kingston
Parents William and Ann Hepworth (formerly Ryan)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician
Work Locations Oatlands, Devonport
Street Address
3 Rooke Street, Devonport
Levy’s Building, Rooke Street, Devonport
Marriage/Spouse 2 July 1881, St Joseph’s Church, Hobart, to Adeline Esther Sturgeon
Other 1890s: Oatlands
1892: Erected a unique clock on the exterior of his shop. The visible part consisted of a plain dial with hands, and the power to run the clock was on the counter inside the shop.

December 1897: Opened business in Rooke Street, Devonport.
March 1901: Overhauled and serviced the Post Office clock, Devonport.

1901: Relocated business to Levy’s Building, Rooke Street, Devonport
October 1904: Moved business to a shop adjoining the Palace Hotel, still in Rooke Street.

By 1914: Returned to Oatlands

Death 15 June 1929, Oatlands
Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-1894, 1899, 1901.
TAHO: RGD33/1/35 no785 Birth 1857; RGD37/1/40 no527 Marriage 1881.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Electoral Roll 1914.
Daily Telegraph 1 December 1892; North West Post 23 December 1897, 9 November 1901; North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times 28 March 1901, 7 October 1904; The Mercury (Hobart) 17 June 1929.