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Edmund Rothwell (1858-1898)
1898 Obituary 
EDMUND ROTHWELL, born at Darwen on the 28th October, 1858, began his engineering career as a pupil to the late Mr. John Cunliffe, Surveyor to the Darwen Local Board. After remaining with that gentleman for some years as an assistant, he was appointed, in 1883, Surveyor to the Local Board of Norden, near Rochdale.
In May, 1887, he became Secretary, and in the following November Manager and Secretary to the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramway Company, which posts he held until his death. During that period he carried out works of permanent way reconstruction, costing £25,000.
Mr. Rothwell died at Southport on the 6th February, 1898. He was elected an Associate Nember on the 7th March, 1893.