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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Tozer (1858-1923)

From Graces Guide

William Tozer (1858-1923), director of Steel, Peech and Tozer and United Steel Companies

1858 Born the son of Edward Tozer

1881 Living at 16 Lawson Road, Eccleshall Bierlow (age 61 born Bristol), Steel Manufacturer. With his wife Fanny (age 52 born Burgh le Marsh, Lincoln) and children Edward (age 24 born Sheffield), Secretary to Steel Company; William Tozer (age 22), Steel Manager; Mary Ann (age 20) and Kate (age 18). Plus two servants [1]

1894 Birth of son William Tozer (1894-1971)


1923 Obituary [2]

WILLIAM TOZER died at his residence, Tapton Edge, Sheffield, on August 2, 1923.

He was a son of the late Alderman E. Tozer, Master Cutler of Sheffield in 1873, and was educated at Sheffield and Brighton, and joined Steel, Peech & Tozer, Ltd., in 1876. He was a director of Steel, Peech & Tozer, Ltd., and of United Steel Companies, Ltd., steel manufacturers, of Sheffield, and was mainly concerned with the manufacturing side of the business, and travelled extensively on the Continent and the United States, acquiring a valuable knowledge of industrial methods in those countries for a number of years.

He had been associated with the Volunteer movement, and received his commission while serving with the York and Lancaster Regiment.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1883.



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