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John Walker Logan (1850-1901)

1901 Obituary [1]

JOHN WALKER LOGAN was born at Berwick-on-Tweed on 31st January 1850.

He served his time from 1867 to 1872 in the shops and offices of Messrs. J. Jack and Co., of Liverpool, and on its completion started business in partnership with Mr. Elder as agricultural implement makers at the Tweedside Works, Berwick-on-Tweed.

When the partnership was dissolved, he carried on the business in his own name, but in 1888 he went to South Africa in the service of Messrs. Mackie, Dunn and Co., and was subsequently engineer to Messrs. Richard Hornsby and Sons at Johannesburg.

In 1893 he was appointed sole agent for Messrs. Davey, Paxman and Co., of Colchester.

On the outbreak of the war, he removed to Cape Town, where he contracted enteric fever, to which ho succumbed on 17th March 1901, at the age of fifty-one.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1890.

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