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Ernest Farnworth

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Ernest Farnworth ( -1906) - probably of the Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Co

son of William Farnworth

1906 Obituary [1]

ERNEST FARNWORTH, who was widely known in connection with the iron trade of South Staffordshire, died at his residence, Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton, in August 1906, after an illness lasting over eighteen months.

He was the son of the late Mr. William Farnworth, who was for a long period intimately associated with the firm of Messrs. Baldwin, the owners of the Swindon Ironworks, near Wombourne. He remained with his father at those works until he married the daughter of the late John Jones, when he went to manage a section of the Corrugated Iron Works, Walsall Street, Wolverhampton, better known as the Shrubbery Sheet Iron and Steel Company. He was closely associated with the scheme for the removal of a portion of the works to Ellesmere Port, near Birkenhead, but he did not live to see the scheme completed.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1894.

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