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David Henry Haggie (c1850-1906)
of the Wearmouth Rope Works, Sunderland
1906 Obituary 
DAVID HENRY HAGGIS died at Harrogate on September 19, 1906, aged fifty-six. He had been ailing, and left Sunderland a few weeks ago for his Harrogate residence. It is believed that the strain of the last general election, at which he stood as a Conservative candidate, brought about his fatal illness. He came of a well-known Durham family, and had extensive property in Sunderland. He was a vice-president of the Northern Tariff Reform Federation, and chairman of the Sunderland Conservative Association.
Some years ago he took over the wire-rope works of the late R. Hay at Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, which he carried on ever since.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1884.