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Isaac James Jenks

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Isaac James Jenks (c1845-1897)

1897 Obituary [1]

ISAAC JAMES JENKS died at his residence, Glen Tower, Wolverhampton, on March 4, 1897, at the age of fifty-two years. He was the son of the late John Jenks, and was born at Sunderland in 1845.

After spending some years with his father at the Minerva Iron Works, the property of his uncle, he joined his father in partnership in the Cleveland Iron Works, Wolverhampton, of which, on the death of his father, he became sole proprietor. He was a Justice of the Peace, and took an active part in the municipal affairs of Wolverhampton, where he was much respected both for his business capacity and for his genial character.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1885.

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