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Henry Webb

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Henry Webb (1841-1909) of Joseph Webb and Sons

1909 Obituary [1]

HENRY WEBB was born at Bolton on 9th January 1841.

He was trained in the works of his father, Messrs. Joseph Webb and Co., Irwell Forge and Rolling Mills, which were established in 1846 at Bury, and Messrs. Joseph Webb and Sons, Iron and Steel Merchants, Knowsley Street, Bury, established in 1867.

The late Mr. Joseph Webb retired from business about 1874, and was succeeded by his three sons, Thomas, Henry, and George.

Thomas Webb retired from the business in 1878, after which it was carried on by Henry and George Webb jointly until 31st December 1906, when it was converted into a private company.

His death took place at Bury on 9th June 1909, at the age of sixty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1894; he was also a Member of the Iron and Steel Institute, and the Manchester Association of Engineers, of which he was a Past-President.

1909 Obituary [2]

. . . Mr. Webb was sixty-eight years of age, . . . of Joseph Webb and Sons, iron manufacturers, Bury . . [more]

1909 Obituary [3]

HENRY WEBB, who died on June 9, 1909, was head of the firm of Joseph Webb & Sons, Irwell Forge, Bury. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Past-President of the Manchester Association of engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1873.

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