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John William Booth

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John William Booth (1852-1903) of Joseph Booth and Brothers

1852 son of John Booth


1903 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM BOOTH was born at Rodley, Leeds, on 17th September 1852, being the only son of Mr. John Booth, one of the founders of the firm of Joseph Booth and Brothers, Rodley, in whose works he served his apprenticeship from 1867 to 1873, being afterwards engaged as draughtsman from 1873 to 1883.

From the latter date he became manager of the works until 1888, when he became a partner in the firm, and afterwards chairman on its conversion into a private company in July 1897.

His death took place at his residence, Oaklands, Calverley, near Leeds on 19th May 1903, in his fifty-first year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.


1903 Obituary [2]

JOHN WILLIAM BOOTH died on May 19, 1903, after a very short illness. He was the head of the firm of Joseph Booths & Brothers, Limited, steam and electric crane makers, of Rodley. He was the grandson of the founder of the business. As chairman of the board of directors he had travelled extensively in the interests of his firm. He took an active interest in local affairs, and was a member of the District Council and a prominent Freemason.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1892.


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