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William McOnie, Junior

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William McOnie, Junior (1851-1887) of W. and A. McOnie, Scotland Street Engine Works, Glasgow.

c.1851 Born son of William McOnie

c1877 Birth of son William

1887 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM MCONIE, JUN., was born in Glasgow on 29th May 1851, being the son of Mr. William McOnie, ex-Lord Provost of that city, and senior partner in the firm of Messrs. W. and A. McOnie of the Scotland Street Engine Works.

He received his education in a school at Sunderland; and was apprenticed as an engineer to Messrs. Randolph, Elder and Co. of Glasgow.

Subsequently he entered his father's works, and acquired a practical knowledge of sugar-making machinery, in the production of which the works had long been largely engaged.

He ultimately became a partner in the firm; and on the retirement of his uncle and his father in March 1886, the business was carried on by himself under the firm of Messrs. W. and W. McOnie.

He died on 9th March 1887 in the thirty-sixth year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1884.

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