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John Chapman (1826-1891)

1891 Obituary [1]

JOHN CHAPMAN was born at Charlton Kings near Cheltenham on 12th May 1826.

From early life he had been engaged in works connected with gas and hot-water engineering, and carried on business for some years in Cheltenham until October 1886, when he removed to Eton, having been appointed manager and collector of the Windsor and Eton Water Works.

In June 1888, the corporation of Windsor having acquired the waterworks, he was appointed their manager, and carried out considerable improvements.

In 1890 he undertook some extensive alterations, to which in spite of illness he continued to devote his attention, until on 5th December 1890 he was seined with a paralytic stroke, resulting in his death on 15th February 1891 at Eton, at the age of sixty-four.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1885.

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