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"THE death of Mr. George Francis Lockwood, in his 70th year, is announced as having taken place at Sheffield. Mr. Lockwood was a member of the steel, file and cutlery firm of Lockwood Bros., Limited, Spital Hill, Sheffield. a business which was in existence as far back as the middle of the 18th century, and was a great-grandson of the founder of the firm, John Lockwood. The latter commenced as a file manufacturer, taking out his first trade-mark in 1767. In later years the making of other tools was added, as well as the manufacture of cutlery, and the firm's productions gained a world-wide market.
Mr. Lockwood, at the age of thirty-three years, entered the Town Council, and three years later became Master Cutler, being one of the youngest men to hold that office. In 1888 he was elected to the presidency of the Chamber of Commerce, a position he retained for two years, and in 1890 he was made a Justice of the Peace for the city. Mr. Lockwood was one of the best known men in local steel circles, and was much given to philanthropy, being particularly devoted to hospital work. "