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James Saxon

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James Saxon (1858-1938) of George Saxon

son of George Saxon (1821-1875)

1938 Death of James Saxon, one of George Saxon's sons, reported [1]. He was born in 1858 and served his apprenticeship at Saxon's works 1872 - 1879. He became manager on the death of his father in 1879, and was made a partner in the firm. He retired from active business in 1918, but continued to live at Higher Openshaw.


1938 Obituary [2]

JAMES SAXON was a son of the late George Saxon, M.I.Mech.E., who established the general engineering works associated with his name at Openshaw, Manchester. Mr. James Saxon was born in 1858 and served his apprenticeship in his father's workshops and drawing office from 1872 to 1879.

He received his technical education at Owens College, Manchester, where he obtained an exhibition in engineering. On completing his apprenticeship he was placed in charge of the drawing office and patternmakers' shop, but after the death of his father at the close of 1879 he became manager, and was made a partner in the firm. Throughout his life he maintained a keen interest in municipal affairs, and was for some years a member of the Manchester City Council.

In 1918 he retired from active business, but continued to live at Higher Openshaw, where his death occurred on 25th January 1938. He had been a Member of the Institution since 1894.


1938 Obituary [3]




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