The following document indicates that Joseph was disciplined at least twice during his career, prior to his death in February 1891. Sadly no further information is available at this time.
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Note: The document suggests a middle name however the initial is difficult to make out. A check of the Death Index reveals only one possibility, Joseph Thomas Feather died in the March qarter of 1891. (Bradford Yorkshire, 9b, 53).