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William Jackson (1850-1895)

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William Jackson (1850-1895) of Thomas Jackson and Son

1895 Obituary [1]

WE have to record the death of Mr. WILLIAM JACKSON, the proprietor of the well-known firm of THOMAS JACKSON & SON, coach builders, carrying on business at Castle Terrace, 130, Lothian Road and 70, Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh. For some time past he had been in indifferent health, but latterly he considered himself greatly improved, suddenly, however, he had a relapse, which ended fatally at the early age of 45 years.

The business which had been built up was the entire result of his own individual energies, and he conducted it in such a manner as to win the esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

His demise took place on August and, at Burnt Island, and he was buried at Dalry cemetery on the 5th, being followed to his grave by a large circle of friends and upwards of one hundred of his employees, by whom he was held in the highest esteem. He leaves a widow and one daughter.

The business will be carried on as usual, by Trustees, under the Manager, who has been attached to the firm for a considerable time.

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  1. Coachbuilders, Wheelwrights and Motor Car Manufacturers Art Journal 15th September 1895