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Samuel Robert Linging

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Samuel William Linging (1851-1885)

1886 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL ROBERT LINGING, son of Mr. Edward Meek Linging, was born in 1851.

On the completion of his education, in 1871, he was sent to the Hull works of the British Gaslight Company, where he was appointed assistant to the then Engineer and Manager. Four years later he was made Engineer and Manager of the Potteries Station of the same company, a position he held until his untimely death on the 5th of October, 1885.

His career was too short to allow of his name coming prominently before the gas world, but his services were such as induced the Directors of the company to place the utmost confidence in his skill as an engineer, and in his general business qualifications, and on his death they unanimously passed the following resolution:- “The Directors receive with the deepest regret the intelligence of the death of Mr. Robert Linging, their Manager at the Potteries Station. They desire to record their sense of the most valuable service rendered by him to the Company during the ten years of his management. His constant energy and skill were of the utmost value to the Company, and he combined with these qualifications so much kindness and courtesy, that he gained the regard and esteem of all who were brought in contact with him.”

Mr. Linging was elected an Associate Member of this Institution on the 2nd of April, 1878.

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