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James Macnab (1872-1900) of Pollock and MacNab
1900 Obituary 
JAMES MACNAB was born at Newton, near Hyde, on 6th February 1872.
After receiving his education at private schools and at the Manchester Grammar School, he served his apprenticeship from 1888 to 1893 in the works of Messrs. Pollock and Macnab, engineers, Hyde. From 1893 to 1895 he superintended the erection of work in the shop, after which he went to Brazil to superintend the erection of sugar-mill machinery on various estates.
In 1898 he became managing director of the firm of Messrs. Pollock and Macnab. Business affairs had frequently taken him to South America, and on his return from Bahia in May he was seized by a virulent attack of typhoid fever which terminated fatally at Hyde on 17th July 1900, at the age of twenty-eight.
He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1898.