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James Saunders (c1832-1900)
1900 Obituary 
JAMES SAUNDERS died at his residence, Wolverhampton, on April 13, 1900, at the age of sixty-eight. He was for some years the South Staffordshire representative of Newton, Chambers & Co., of Sheffield. He had been connected with the iron trade for about thirty-five years, prior to which he was a law-stationer.
He took an active part in the municipal affairs of Wolverhampton, and served as Alderman and Mayor of the borough. In 1898 he retired from the Council, when a vote of thanks for his seventeen years of useful service, engrossed on vellum, was presented to him. He was also a Justice of the Peace.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1887.