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Charles Henry Turnbull

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Charles Henry Turnbull (1845-1888)

1885 of Mersey Dock Estate, Dock Yard, Liverpool.

1889 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HENRY TURNBULL, son of Mr. Joseph Turnbull, was born in Manchester on 23rd October 1845.

In 1861 he entered upon a five years' apprenticeship in the millwrights', engineering, and hydraulic departments of the Mersey Dock and harbour Board.

He subsequently served at Messrs. Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, at the Crewe Works of the London and North Western Railway, at Messrs. Forrester and Co.'s, Vauxhall Foundry, Liverpool, and at Messrs. D. and C. Maciver's, Cunard Steamship Works, Liverpool.

From 1872 he acted as foreman millwright and chief assistant to his father, the chief supervisor and constructor of machinery on the Mersey Dock Estate, Liverpool.

His death occurred on 18th December 1888, at the age of forty-three, at Gijon in Spain, where he had been sent about five months previously to erect an 80-ton hand crane.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1883.

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