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Charles Ralph Dubs

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Charles Ralph Dubs (1850-1903) of Dubs and Co.

1, Park terrace, Glasgow.

1850 December 8th. Born the second son of Henry Dubs

1903 July 19th. Died suddenly.[1]

1903 Obituary [2]

CHARLES RALPH DUBS was the second son of the late Mr. Henry Dubs, founder of the well-known firm of locomotive builders in Glasgow.

He served his time in his father's works, and on its completion in 1869 he assisted in the management of the works, succeeding to full management upon the death of his brother.

He became a partner in 1873. Under his direction, and that of Mr. William Lorimer, who subsequently joined him in partnership, the business of the firm gradually extended to all parts of the world.

In 1902 the firm amalgamated with Messrs. Neilson, Reid and Co., and Messrs. Sharp, Stewart and Co., under the title of the North British Locomotive Co.

His death took place at his country residence at Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, on 19th July 1903.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1877.

1903 Obituary [3]

"...of Mr. Charles Ralph Dubs, head of the well-known locomotive building firm of Dubs and Co, Glasgow, which occurred suddenly on the 19th inst. at his country residence, Craigdarrook, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. Mr. Dubs, who was over fifty years of age, became seriously ill only on the 17th inst, and succumbed to sudden failure of the heart's action.

When Mr. Henry Dubs, the founder of the Glasgow Locomotive Works, Polmadie, died, a considerable number of years ago, he was succeeded in the supervision of the works by his eldest son, also named Henry, and on his decease several years ago he was succeeded by his younger brother, Mr. C. R. Dubs..."[More].

1903 Obituary [4]

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