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John Thompson (1846-1900)

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John Thompson (1846-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

JOHN THOMPSON, born at Woodley, Cheshire, on the 21st March, 1846, was educated at Knutsford Grammar School.

After serving articles to Mr. M. A. Roscoe, of Altrincham, he was appointed in 1866 Surveyor to the Warrington District Highway Board, in which post he was continued when the Board gave place to a Rural District Council in 1899.

During the thirty-three years he held that office Mr. Thompson carried out great improvements in the roads of the district, and several bridges were constructed from his design and under his supervision. He took great interest in the details of his duties, and succeeded in organizing a band of good workmen who maintained the highways in an excellent state of repair.

Mr. Thompson died at The Mount, Orford, Warrington, on the 16th February, 1900, at the age of 53.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 7th February, 1893.

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