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Samuel Joseph Norton

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Samuel Joseph Norton (1868-1923)

1924 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL JOSEPH NORTON was born in London in 1868.

He studied at Finsbury Technical College, and served a five years' apprenticeship in the locomotive works of the London and South Western Railway, subsequently working in the drawing office for eight years.

He then became chief draughtsman and Works Manager with a firm of consulting engineers, being associated in the construction of a number of sewage disposal and waterworks projects in England.

In 1900 he was appointed Works Manager at the Lever Iron Works, Bolton, and three years later became London Manager to Messrs. Crossley Brothers, of Manchester.

In 1911 he was appointed Manager for the same firm in Scotland, which position he held until 1914, when he took up the post of General Manager to Messrs. Hartley, Causton and Richmond, Ltd., of Renfrew, with whom he remained several years.

During the War he acted for over three years as Chief Dilution Officer for Scotland, and after the Armistice Mr. Norton resumed his business in Scotland until 1922.

In that year he went to Canada, and entered into partnership in Windsor, Ontario, in the firm of May and Norton. consulting engineers.

His death took place, after a brief illness, on 27th September 1923, at the age of fifty-five.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1899, and a Member in 1923. He was also a Member of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, and a Professional Engineer of Ontario.

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