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Henry Evans Harris

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Henry Evans Harris (1874-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

HENRY EVANS HARRIS was born at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, on 20th June 1874.

He was educated at a private school and subsequently at the Merchant Taylors' School until 1890, when he began an apprenticeship of four years in the works of Messrs. McKinnon and Co., of Aberdeen.

On its completion in 1895 he was engaged for six months in the drawing office of Messrs. Paterson and Cooper, London, and then was employed for a year as journeyman in the works of Messrs. J. and H. Gwynne, of Hammersmith.

In 1897 he went to India to take up the post of assistant engineer to Messrs. Massey and Co., of Madras; in the following year he became assistant manager and in 1900 was appointed general manager, afterwards becoming managing director.

This position he held until his death, which took place at Madras on 14th March 1913, in his thirty-ninth year.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1898, and Associate Member in 1901.

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