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Joseph Whitham (1833-1866)
1867 Obituary 
Joseph Whitham was born at Kirkstall near Leeds in 1833; and his father having been previously an engineer and millwright established in 1840 the Perseverance Iron Works in Leeds, to which he and his brother succeeded in 1854, as makers of engines, boilers and other machinery, and as iron manufacturers.
He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1859, and died after a very short illness on 12th February 1866 at the age of thirty-two.