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John Stevenson (c1830-1903)
Ironmaster, of Acklam Ironworks, Middlesbrough
1904 Obituary 
JOHN STEVENSON, of Norwood Lodge, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, died on April 10, 1903, at the age of seventy-three. He was well known in the North of England as a man of consummate business ability, to whom the development of mining and metallurgical interests on the Tees owed much.
In association with Mr. Joseph Dodds and the late Mr. R. M. Jacques, he joined the establishment of the Acklam Ironworks, one of the most important undertakings in the North of England; and on the dissolution of this firm, he entered into partnership with Mr. W. H. Cooper as coal and iron merchants, the business being ultimately carried on by himself and his son. He was managing director of the Framwellgate Moor Collieries and of the Grinkle Park Ironstone Mines. He was an enthusiastic Volunteer, being commanding officer of the 1st N. R. Y. Volunteer Artillery, and a Justice of the Peace for Middlesbrough.
He was for many years an active supporter of the Iron and Steel Institute, of which he was an original member, having been elected is 1869.