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William Hutton

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William Hutton (1857-1902)


1903 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HUTTON was born in Cape Town in the year 1857, and was educated at the Educational Institute in that city.

From 1871 to 1876 he was engaged in the stores and engineers' department of the Cape Government Railway, after which he was employed as draughtsman on the Port Elizabeth harbour works for three years.

In 1879 he set up in business on his own account as mining agent, and during 1889 and 1890 he was one of the managers for the Oceana Co.

From 1897 up to the time of his deaths he was largely interested in the development of the Murchison Gold Fields (Selati district), Transvaal, and his opinions on properties in this district were highly valued.

His death took place, after a short illness, at Johannesburg, on 28th September 1902, at the age of forty-five.

He became an Associate of this Institution in 1896.


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