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Charles Remfry

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Charles Remfry (1837-1892)


1893 Obituary [1]

CHARLES REMFRY, fourth son of the late Mr. William Remfry, Mining Engineer, was born at Charlestown in the parish of St. Austell, Cornwall, on the 29th of May, 1837. His family having removed to Germany, he was educated at private schools at Stollberg and at Vilvode in Belgium, and at seventeen years of age was articled to his father, who was then Manager of the mines near Stollberg belonging to the Eschweiler Mining and Smelting Company.

In June, 1856, being then only nineteen years of age, he was appointed Manager of the Breinigerberg Lead Mine, one of the largest owned by the Company, and in the following year succeeded his father, who had retired from the Company’s service in order to take charge of more important mines in another part of Germany.....[more]


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