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George Henry Gibson

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George Henry Gibson (1852-1899)

1900 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY GIBSON was born at Harwich on 23rd July 1852.

He served his time from 1868 to 1874 with Messrs. Hawks, Crawshay and Sons, of Gateshead; and on its completion was engaged as draughtsman for two years at the Barrow Shipbuilding Works.

In 1876 he was appointed resident engineer for harbours and jetties in South Australia, and remained in that position for eight years.

On his return to England in 1884 he became outside manager with Messrs. Francis Morton and Co., Garston, Liverpool, in whose employ he stayed until 1894, when he commenced business for himself as engineer and contractor at Garston.

About a fortnight prior to his decease he had stepped off an omnibus while in motion, and full heavily to the ground. He was able however to walk home, though much bruised and suffering from internal pains, and appeared afterwards to improve in health, but his death took place suddenly at Garston, from aneurism on 9th December 1899, at the age of forty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1898.

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