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Charles Bewicke Blackburn

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Charles Bewicke Blackburn (1875-1905)

1891 Living at 51 Withington Road, Moss Side: Alexander B. Blackburn (age 46 born Ireland), Civil Engineer. With his wife Sarah Blackburn (age 61 born Westminster) and their three children; Helen B. Blackburn (age 21 born France); Dora K. Blackburn (age 19 born Blackheath); and Charles B. Blackburn (age 15 born Kensington).[1]

Moved to California where his father was farming.

1906 Obituary [2]

CHARLES BEWICKE BLACKBURN, born on the 22nd May, 1875, was educated at Hulme Grammar School and the Owens College, Manchester, and graduated in science at the Victoria University.

He obtained his practical training in the works of the Electric Construction Company, Limited, and remained in their service on the termination of his pupilage, first as assistant to his father, Mr. A. B. Blackburn, and afterwards as Assistant Manager of the works at Wolverhampton, employing about 800 men and manufacturing all classes of electrical machinery.

In 1902 he resigned this position, and after serving for a short time in the Brush Electrical Company’s works at Loughborough, he went out to the United States and obtained employment with the General Electric Company at Schenectady for about a year.

He relinquished this employment in order to take up the pursuit of agriculture at Hemet in California, where, 18 months afterwards, on the 26th June, 1905, he met his death whilst shooting, the result of the accidentnl discharge of his gun.

Mr. Blackburn was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd December, 1901.

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