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1864 Born in Stalybridge, son of John Summers, Senior and his wife Mary
1876 After the death of their father, the main burden of the John Summers and Sons business was carried by the eldest and third sons, James and John, later to be joined by some of the younger brothers.
By 1889 the partners in the business were all Summers - James, John, William, Walter, Harry and Frank.
1894 They decided to expand on a 'greenfield site', eventually selecting Sealand Marshes on the Dee estuary, where the Hawarden Bridge (Shotton) Works was established, opening in 1896.
1911 Living in Bath, on private means, with Dorothy Mabel Summers 34, Alfred Noel Granville Summers 13
1944 Died in Westmorland