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Stewart McPherson

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Stewart McPherson (1852-1912)


1912 Obituary [1]

STEWART MCPHERSON was born at Dundee on 24th August 1852.

He was educated at Wallacetown Public Schools, Dundee, and served his apprenticeship from 1868 to 1873 in the works of Messrs. Gourlay Brothers, Dundee, and Messrs. W. Halley and Sons, Dundee.

On its completion he was engaged as engineer and mechanic in the works of Messrs. Baxter Brothers, of Dundee, where he remained until 1879 when he became superintendent of Messrs. Wallis and Pollock's Works, at Cork.

In 1881 he was appointed engineer to the Barnagore Jute Factory, Calcutta, and four years later he was promoted to be manager of the same works. This position he held until his return to Scotland in 1911. On the formation of the Calcutta and District Section of this Institution in April 1908 he presided at the Inaugural Meeting of the Section.

His death took place at his residence in Dundee, on 21st January 1912, at the age of fifty-nine.


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