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William Wright (1836-1903)

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William Wright (1836-1903)

1836 Born at Dudley the son of James Wright and his wife Hannah Maria Timmins (1791-1855)

1861 Living at Wellington Roads, Dudley: Thomas Wright (age 36 born Dudley), Engine Manufacturer. With his wife Sarah Ann Wright (age 30 born Westbury) and their son Charles Howard Wright (age 1 born Dudley). Also two visitors; Joseph Wright (age 34 born Dudley), Engine Manufacturer, and William Wright (age 25 born Dudley), Engine Manufacturer. One servant.[1]



1903 Obituary [2]

WILLIAM WRIGHT was born at Dudley on 9th April 1836.

He received his education at a private school in Tipton, and commenced an apprenticeship in 1849 at his father's engineering works at Dudley.

On its completion in 1856 he event into the drawing-office for two years, and then became a partner in the works with his brothers, superintending the manufacture and erection of steam-engines, boilers, and general machinery.

In 1867 he was appointed manager of the engineering works of Messrs. Joseph Wright and Co., Tipton, where he remained until 1888, when he became manager to Wright's Heater Condenser Co., Westminster. In this position he constructed some of the largest feed-water heaters and water softeners in England.

His death took place at Lambeth, London, on 26th July 1903, at the age of sixty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1895.



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