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John Ross

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John Ross (1812-1861)

1853 of the Railway Carriage Works, Birmingham.[1]


1862 Obituary [2]

JOHN ROSS was born at Perth in 1812, his father being a stone mason; he was apprenticed to a coach maker at Perth, and subsequently worked at Edinburgh.

In 1845 he became foreman to Mr. Thomas Brown, carriage builder, at Birmingham, in whose works he had been for about two years previously; and in 1846 he became manager at Messrs. Brown Marshalls and Co.'s Railway Carriage Works at Birmingham.

He was a Member of the Institution from 1853 to the time of his death, which occurred on 22 January 1861, in the forty-ninth year of his age.


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