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William Evans (1843-1915)

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William Evans (1843-1915)

1897 General manager of Cyfarthfa Ironworks at the time of a visit by the Iron and Steel Institute

Father of John Evans

1915 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM EVANS, Vice-President of the Iron and Steel Institute, died, after a short illness of two days' duration, at his residence at Merthyr on February 12, 1915, at the age of seventy-two, having been born at Abergwesyn, Brecknockshire, in 1843.

At an early age he commenced work at the Dowlais Ironworks, where he became furnace manager at the age of twenty-eight.

He subsequently occupied a similar position at the works of the Rhymney Company, Limited, at Cardiff, and was for a short time works manager of the Erimus Works at Stockton-on-Tees.

Returning to South Wales, he was appointed General Manager of the Cyfarthfa Iron and Steel Works and Collieries, in which capacity he remained with the firm until its amalgamation with Messrs. Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds, when he became general manager of all the works and collieries of that company in. South Wales. He displayed keen interest in the South Wales coal trade, was a constant attendant of the meetings of the Conciliation Board, and was for some time chairman of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners' Association.

He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1882, and a Member of Council in 1894. He was elected a Vice-President of the Institute in 1910.

1915 Obituary [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1915 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries
  2. 1915 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries