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Edward Palmer Hetherington

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Edward Palmer Hetherington (1857-1915) of William Muir and Co and Hetherington and Co

1857 Born in Carlisle, son of Thomas and Margaret Hetherington[1]

1881 Engine fitter, living with his cousin Hannah in Manchester[2]

1911 Edward Palmer Hetherington 54, Mechanical engineer, Manager and director, machine tools for engineers, lived in Altrincham, with Sarah Annie Hetherington 45, Amud Gertrude Hetherington 25 and his step son Coutts Bewley Douglas 20. machine tool draughtsman[3]



1915 Obituary [4]

EDWARD PALMER HETHERINGTON was born in Carlisle On 6th March 1857.

He was educated at Hannah's School, Carlisle.

From 1871 to 1877 he served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Lees and Graham, Carlisle, and Messrs. Cowans, Sheldon and Co. of the same city.

On leaving the latter firm, be was for three and a half years assistant water inspector to the Gas and Water Department of the Carlisle Corporation, after which he took up a position with Messrs. Hetherington and Co., Manchester, with whom he remained until 1892.

He left in that year to join Messrs. W. Muir and Co., Ltd., of Manchester, as their representative, and in 1897 became one of the directors of the firm.

In 1899 he returned to Messrs. Hetherington as director, and was holding that post at the time of his death, which took place in Manchester on 24th October 1915, in his fifty-ninth year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1897.


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