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Ernest Wheatcroft (c1849-1899)
1899 Obituary 
ERNEST WHEATCROFT died in June 1889 at the age of forty.
He went to Sheffield as a lad, and entered the laboratory of John Brown & Co., where he remained as chemist for a number of years. About seventeen years ago he entered Hadfield's Steel Foundry as a chemist, and eventually became manager of one of the departments.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1892.
1899 Obituary