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Samuel Denison

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Samuel Denison (1858-1925) of Samuel Denison and Son

1925 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL DENISON was born in Leeds on 1st February 1858, being the eldest son of the late Mr. H. D. Denison, weighing-machine maker, and grandson of Mr. Samuel Denison, the founder in 1820 of the well-known firm of Messrs. Samuel Denison and Son, Leeds.

He entered his father's business at an early age, and on the completion of his apprenticeship, after acting for some years as draughtsman and subsequently in a managerial capacity, became a partner, along with his brother - George H. Denison - in 1885.

Four years later their father died, and the two brothers carried on the business in partnership until 1904, when it was formed into a limited company with Mr. Samuel Denison as Chairman.

The subject of this Memoir took great interest in archaeological matters, and although much engrossed with the details, technical and otherwise, of his business, he was able in that direction to find congenial relaxation.

His death occurred on 21st July 1925, after a very short illness.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1882.

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