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Tom Newsum Turner

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Tom Newsum Turner (1856-1904) of G. R. Turner

1904 Obituary [1]

TOM NEWSUM TURNER was born on the 5th February 1850, being the son of the late Mr. G. R. Turner, manufacturer of railway rolling stock, and colliery engineer, of Langley Mill, Derbyshire.

After two years in the drawing office of the late Langley Mill Steel and Iron Co. he served his time with Messrs. Handyside and Co. of Derby, following which he was draughtsman and mechanical engineer to his father.

On the death of the founder of the business in 1893, he became proprietor of the works, developing them with care and judgment until at the present time they have become one of the largest works of the kind.

In 1903 he turned the business into a private company, under the style of G. R. Turner, Ltd.

Latterly, he had not been in the enjoyment of good health. His death, which was quite unexpected, took place at his residence, Dunstead, Langley Mill, on 2nd September 1904, in his forty-ninth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1886, and was also a Member of the Institution of Mining Engineers.

1904 Obituary [2]

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