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John Holliday

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John Holliday (1825-1885)

1865 John Holliday, Manager, Bethell's Creosote Works, West Bromwich.[1]

1885 January 19th. Died. [2]


1885 Obituary [3]

JOHN HOLLIDAY was born at Handsworth, Birmingham, on 24th May 1825.

He acted in the capacity of manager of the tar works of Messrs. John Bethell and Co., Westbromwich, Mr. Bethell being the inventor of the process so generally in use of creosoting timber for railway and other purposes. He superintended the erection and working of various creosoting establishments both in this country and on the continent.

After Mr. Bethell's decease he continued with the firm, until his service of thirty-five years was closed by his own death, which took place after a long illness on 19th January 1885, at the age of fifty-nine.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1865.


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