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John Mills (1843-1924)

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John Mills, Ironfounder

1843 Born in Trefeglwys

1865 Moved to Wolverhampton to take up a position at the Great Western Railway Locomotive Works, where he remained for seven years.

Whilst at Wolverhampton he married Margaret, daughter of Robert Jones, the founder of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist cause at Wolverhampton, of which church he was made deacon in 1868.

1872 He returned to Llanidloes as assistant to Alderman William Thomas, his uncle, whom he succeeded as proprietor of the Iron Foundry in 1893.

Principal of John Mills and Co of Railway Foundry, Llanidloes

1924 Died in his 81st year.

1924 Obituary[1]

"The late Mr. John Mills.— We regret to announce the death, which took place on the 17th inst., in his eighty-first year, of Mr. John Mills, the former principal of the firm of John Mills and Co., Railway Foundry, Llanidloes, Montgomery. Mr. Mills had ceased for some time past to take an active part in the management of the firm, but continued to entertain many pleasant recollections of business associations."

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