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Claude John Morris (c1842-1900), managing director of Rylands Brothers
1900 Obituary 
CLAUDE JOHN MORRIS died on October 8, 1900, at his residence, Rutland Lodge, Buxton, at the age of fifty-eight years.
He was managing director of Messrs. Rylands Brothers, Limited, wire manufacturers, of Church Street, Warrington.
He was a county magistrate for Lancashire, and he was one of the most regular attenders at the Warrington County Petty Sessions. He was for many years a resident in Altrincham, and was the chairman of the Altrincham Liberal Council, being a Liberal in politics. He last sat at the Warrington Court on 19th September, and was present at the celebration of the attainment of the dignity of a county borough by Warrington on the 1st October, when he appeared to be in the best of health: he caught a chill while returning home, from which he never recovered.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1896.