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Thomas Carter Beeley

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Thomas Carter Beeley (1869-1909) of Thomas Beeley and Son

son of Thomas Beeley


1909 Obituary [1]

THOMAS CARTER BEELEY was born at Newton Moor, Hyde, on 10th October 1869.

He was educated at Stamford School, Ashton-under-Lyne, and at Southport, and attended classes at Owens College.

He served an apprenticeship of four years in the Hyde Junction Iron Works of his father, going through the shops and the drawing-office.

To gain further experience he worked for two years at the iron foundry of Messrs. W. H. Marland and Co., of Hyde, and the works of Messrs. Brooks and Doxey, of West Gorton, and spent a year in driving engines at various cotton mills.

He returned to his father's works in 1888 as foreman over the fitting department, and in 1890 he was appointed manager.

As his father relinquished his active management of the works owing to declining health, the son assumed control in 1898, and this position he held to the time of his death which took place at his residence at Gee Cross, near Manchester, on 9th June 1909, in his fortieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.


Obituary 1909 [2]

One of the best known men in the boiler trade of the Manchester district, Mr. Thomas Carter Beeley, of the firm of boiler-makers, Thomas Beeley and Son, Hyde, died on the 9th inst. in his fortieth year . . . his father, the late Thomas Beeley, whose death occurred only as recently as June 5th, 1908 . . . [more]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1909 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  2. The Engineer 1909/06/18