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William Farnworth (c1828-1897)
1897 Obituary 
WILLIAM FARNWORTH died at his residence, the Manor House, Sedgley, on January 14, 1897, at the age of sixty-nine years.
He was for many years manager of the works of Messrs. Baldwin & Sons, of Swindon, where he was recognised as an authority on the manufacture of iron and steel.
He was the author of several papers read before the Iron and Steel Works Managers' Association of South Staffordshire, of which he was a prominent member. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society, and, as a geologist familiar with the geology of the district, he was frequently consulted on mining matters. He was Vice-Chairman of the Seisdon Board of Guardians, and took an active interest in the municipal and social life of both Swindon and Sedgley. He was made a Justice of the Peace for the county of Staffordshire a short time before his death.
He was an original member of the Iron and Steel Institute.