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John Hayes (1850-1917)

son of Edward Hayes, Senior and brother of Edward Hayes


1917 Obituary [1]

JOHN HAYES was born at Stony Stratford, Bucks, on 20th April 1850, being the younger son of Mr. Edward Hayes, Sen., of the Watling Works, and brother of Mr. Edward Hayes, who died in April 1917.

He served an apprenticeship of five years at his father's works, and on its completion he was engaged for various periods at the works of Messrs. Sharp, Stewart and Co., Manchester, the locomotive department of the North Eastern Railway, the Cleveland Bolt and Nut Works of Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan and Co., of Middlesbrough, and the Netham Chemical Co., Bristol.

He was also engaged professionally in Spain, Portugal, and Brazil; and in the latter country he superintended, as resident engineer, the construction of one of the largest steam factories in South America.

He next came to London, and started in practice as consulting engineer, and in 1884 he was appointed general manager to Messrs. Gwynne and Co., of London.

Six years later he became general manager to Messrs. Francis Morton and Co., of Garston, Liverpool, leaving them in 1893 to take up a similar post with Messrs. Wm. Foster and Co., Wellington Ironworks, Lincoln.

In 1900 he went to Carnarvon as general manager to Messrs. De Winton's, Ltd., Union Ironworks, and upon their closing down in 1902 he remained at Carnarvon as a Consulting Engineer.

His death took place at Carnarvon on 15th July 1917, at the age of sixty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1879.


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