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George Robert Williamson Jones

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George Robert Williamson Jones (1874-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

GEORGE ROBERT WILLIAMSON JONES was born at Leeds on 17th March 1874.

He was educated at Askern College, near Doncaster, and from 1888 to 1895 served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Clayton, Son and Co., Ltd., Leeds.

In May 1895 he went out to Pernambuco as engineer on his father's gas works, and when the latter died in 1900, became manager.

He held this post till 1910, when he resigned and joined the Great Western of Brazil Railway Co. as a contracting engineer, which position he was holding at the time of his death, which took place at Leeds on 11th February 1915, in his forty-first year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1906.

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