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Robert Barlow Seddon

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Robert Barlow Seddon (1853-1895)

son of John Seddon

1896 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BARLOW SEDDON was born on 9th February 1853 at Liverpool, being the second son of Mr. John Seddon of Wigan (Proceedings 1891, page 476).

After serving his apprenticeship to the Metropolitan Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. from 1870 to 1874, he went to Wigan to become the secretary and manager of the Wigan Wagon Co. There he was actively associated with many of the institutions and public bodies in the district, being for many years a member of the Ince local board.

He was also connected with the Douglas Forge, and interested in other local concerns.

His death, resulting from a chill, took place at Hindley near Wigan on 20th October 1895 in the forty-third year of his age.

He because a Member of this Institution in 1886.

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