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Hodgson Monteith Layard Jones

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Hodgson Monteith Layard Jones (1843-1893)

1843 October 31st. Born the son of John Hodgson Jones

1894 Obituary [1]

HODGSON MONTEITH LAYABD JONES, eldest son of the late Mr. John Hodgson Jones, was born on the 31st of October, 1843.

At the early age of fourteen he was articled to his father for six years, after which he was placed in charge in 1864 of the extension of the gasworks at Malta.

From June, 1865, to February, 1866, he was engaged at Glasgow and at Paisley inspecting work for shipment for the Continental Gas and Water Company and for the Malta and Mediterranean Gas Company.

In the following April he undertook for the latter company the control of the erection of the Trapani Gasworks in Sicily, on the completion of which he constructed similar works at Marsala.

Returning to England in June, 1867, he was engaged for a time inspecting for the Continental Union Gas Company, but in September, 1869, he commenced to practise on his own account in London. Finding competition very keen he wisely accepted in 1874 an appointment with the Oporto Gas Company, which he held for ten years. On the death of his brother, William, in 1884 he became engineer and manager of the Popolo station at Rome of the Anglo-Romano Gas Company.

He performed with credit the duties of that post until his death, which took place suddenly on the 27th of August, 1893, the cause being diabetes and symptoms of paralysis of the heart.

Mr. Jones’ exceptionally kind and frank nature endeared him to a large number of friends.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 2nd of May, 1871, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Member.

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