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John Kane (c1819-1876), secretary of the Ironworkers' Association

1876 Obituary [1]

Yesterday Mr. John Kane, of Darlington, secretary of the Ironworkers' Association, died at Birmingham. A few days ago Mr. Kane was seized with an apoplectic fit and never rallied.

For the past 15 years Mr. Kane has been constantly before the public as a trades unionist. Since the formation of the Board of Arbitration for the manufactured iron trade of the North of England, he has been operative secretary. He took an active part in social reforms, and at the last general election was an unsuccessful candidate for the representation of Middlesbrough in Parliament.

He was 57 years of age.

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