|MANUFACTURER, POLITICIAN (ENGLAND)|
BORN 1813 - DIED 17 Feb 1894, Birmingham: Edgbaston|
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley
Yogether with his brother William Henry Avery, Thomas Avery inherited a weighing machine business from his father William Avery in 1843. Their busines expanded and they became an important employer in Birmingham.
In 1866 he left the business and devoted himself to improving local government. He was elected alderman and mayor in 1868 and in 1881 he was again elected mayor. He was an alderman for 25 years. He was also justice of the peace for Birmimgham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
He died a few months after his wife Mary Ann Beilby. They had no children and his nephews inherited his estate.
Thomas Avery - Wikipedia