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William Solomon Melling

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1867 Born in Wigan, son of Thomas Melling

1886 Apprentice with William Wilkinson and Co, with R. J. and E. Coupe engineers of Wigan, and with Ince Forge Ltd

1889 Chief draughtsman Worsley Mesnes Ironworks

1894 Works manager

1900 General manager

1901 William S Melling 34, mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Wigan with Emma Melling 34, Herbert Melling 3, Cecil Melling 1[1]

1910 General manager and Managing Director H. and T. Danks Dudley

1918 Managing director H. and T. Danks (Netherton) Ltd. Became a member of the Inst of Mech Engineers.

1920 Died in Wigan[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records