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Fleetwood James Cannell (1820-1871)
1871 March 14th. Died.
1872 Obituary 
FLEETWOOD JAMES CANNELL was born at Garston near Liverpool on 8th September 1820, and served his apprenticeship as an engineer at Haigh Foundry, Wigan.
He was for several years employed on the London & South Western and Great Eastern Railways under Mr. J. V. Gooch.
In 1853 he was engaged for a short time as manager of Messrs. Harvey and Co.'s works, Hayle, and in the same year he removed to Wednesbury to take the management of the Old Park Engineering Works belonging to Messrs. Lloyds Fosters and Co., where he remained till the latter part of 1868.
He then became manager of Sir John Brown and Co.'s works, Sheffield, but on account of failing health he resigned this position shortly before his death, which took place on 14th March 1871 in the fifty-first year of his age.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1860.