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James Mungall

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James Mungall (c1832-1897)

1898 Obituary [1]

Jones MUNGALL died suddenly at his residence, Transy, Dunfermline, on April 19, 1897, at the age of sixty-five. He was a native of the West of Scotland, having been born in the village of Faskine, near Airdrie, where his father was a colliery manager. He early became connected with the coal-mining industry, and maintained this connection throughout his whole life.

One of his first appointments was that of manager at the Rosehall Coal and Iron Works near Coatbridge. After successfully discharging his duties there for several years, he was appointed manager of the Lumphinnans Coal and Iron Works, a concern in which he eventually became managing partner. This position he held until the amalgamation of the Lumphinnans and Cowdenbeath collieries.

He then acted as manager to the Clyde Coal and Iron Works, but again became directly connected with the coal-mining industry of West Fife on the conversion of the Cowdenbeath Coal Company into a limited liability concern, when he joined the Board of Directors, and continued to act in that capacity until the recent amalgamation of the Cowdenbeath Company with the Fife Coal Company.

Mr. Mungall took a great interest in local affairs, having in 1893 been elected a member of the Dunfermline Town Council, and his pre-eminent ability was recognised by the Council in 1895 by their electing him Dean of Guild.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1890.

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