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John Hosking (1839-1874)

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John Hosking (1839-1874)

Son of John Hosking

1875 Obituary [1]

John Hosking was born in 1839 at Attercliffe near Sheffield, and at about sixteen years of age entered the drawing office under his father at Messrs. Hawks Crawshay and Sons, Gateshead Iron Works, Gateshead, where he remained for a number of years.

He was afterwards employed by Messrs. Yorke and Co of London, partly in their office, and at other times as inspector of bridge work for a railway in Italy, for which they were the contractors.

On the completion of this work he returned to the Gateshead Iron Works in 1866, to assist his father, on whose death at the end of 1871 he succeeded him as engineer of the works, and continued there until his death on 24th November 1874 at the age of 35.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1873.

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