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John Hayes (1863-1895)

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John Hayes (1863-1895) of W. P. Thompson and Co

1896 Obituary [1]

JOHN HAYES was born in Liverpool in 1863.

Having been educated at home and in private schools, and from 1873 to 1877 in the college of St. Francis Xavier, Liverpool, he served an apprenticeship of five years in the office of Messrs. W. P. Thompson and Co., consulting engineers, in Liverpool. He was engaged by them as draughtsman and assistant, and subsequently as assistant manager or managing clerk. For some time he was occupied in the preparation of working drawings for water meters at the Rainhill gas and water works.

In 1894 he was taken into partnership, and became managing partner of the Birmingham office of the firm.

While in a weak state of health he was accidentally run over and killed in Birmingham, on 7th September 1895, at the ago of thirty-two.

He became an Associate of this Institution in 1894.

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