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John Topping (c.1836-1886)
"The Late Mr. Peter Andrew and Mr. John Topping.— The well-known locomotive works of Messrs. Dubs and Co., of this city, have suffered a severe loss by the sudden death last week of Mr. Peter Andrew, who for the long period of twenty-two years was a trusted and responsible servant of the firm, first as foreman of the fitting and machine department, and from 1874 as the works manager. At his death, which was due to apoplexy, Mr. Andrew was about forty-nine years of age. Mr. John Topping, who likewise died last week—but of a long and lingering illness—was for many years one of the partners of the firm of Messrs. Goodwin and Co., ironfounders and bridge-builders, Motherwell. He was in his fiftieth year at his death. Both gentlemen were highly esteemed."