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Edward Firth

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Edward Firth (1830-1907) of Thomas Firth and Sons

1854 Married Christina Leitch at Birkenhead[1]


1907 Obituary.[2]

THE death is announced of Mr. Edward Firth, of Tapton Edge, Sheffield, and Birchfield, Hope, Derbyshire, in his seventy-eighth year.

Mr. Firth, who had been in failing health for a considerable time, was a member of a family well known in connection with the development of the heavy steel industries of Sheffield. He was a son of the late Mr. Thomas Firth, and brother of the late Mark Firth, founder of the firm of Thomas Firth and Sons, Norfolk Works, Sheffield. He spent his early life in the business, and for many years was intimately associated with the growth of the great East End establishment.

Although he retired from active service in the management of the firm as far back as 1880, he retained his seat on the directorate until ten years ago.


1907 Obituary.[3]




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