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Myles Kennedy

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Myles Kennedy (1862-1928) of Kennedy Brothers

1928 Obituary [1]

MYLES KENNEDY, J.P., D.L., died suddenly on August 9, 1928, at the age of sixty-six.

The descendant of a family intimately identified with the iron-ore mining and iron and steel industries of the Furness district, he was born on June 3, 1862; he was educated at Harrogate and the Royal School of Mines.

He was the head of the firm of Kennedy Bros., and also held many important offices in connection with the directorship of public companies. During the war his expert advice on matters relating to the iron and steel industry and the production of munitions was freely sought and given.

He was made a county magistrate in 1899; he was appointed deputy-lieutenant of the county of Cumberland in 1921, and during 1922-23 he filled the office of High Sheriff.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1888.

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