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1889 'DEATH OF MR. S. S. STOTT, OF HASLINQDEN.
Much regret was expressed in Haslingden and Musbury districts yesterday on its becoming known that Mr. Samuel Storer Stott, of Flaxmoss Mansion Bouse, and Head of the firm of Messrs. S. S. Stott and Company, of Laneside Foundry and Engineering Works, had, after a few days’ illness, died about nine o’clock that morning, aged 47 years. Deceased was born at The Holme, his father being a cotton spinner and manufacturer, and early in life he learned the business of a cotton spinner at Victoria Mill, Haslingden, then worked by Mr. John Stott, his uncle. In 1866 Laneside Foundry was purchased by himself and Mr. Richard Birtwistle, the present sole surviving partner, from the executors of Mr. John Lindsay, and by perseverance, industry, and a reputation for good work, it has been so frequently extended and enlarged that the present Laneside works are now the largest and most important of the kind in this part of Lancashire. The deceased and his partner have for over 20 years given employment to a large staff of skilled workmen. Deceased, although brought up a Wesleyan, has for the past ten years been a staunch Churchman, and the present organ in Musbury Church was, amongst other gifts, presented by him. He was very liberal in acts of charity, and many poor people will by his death lose a good and faithful friend. He leaves a widow and three young children to mourn his untimely death.'