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George Ellwood

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George Ellwood (1885-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE ELLWOOD was born in Manchester in 1885 and received his general education there between 1891 and 1899. Between 1900 and 1910 he attended evening classes at Openshaw Technical School and the Manchester School of Technology. He served his apprenticeship in the drawing office of Messrs. Beyer, Peacock and Company, Ltd., Manchester, from 1901 until 1906, in which year he became plant draughtsman to this company. From 1911 to 1913 he held the post of draughtsman with Messrs. Mather and Platt, Ltd., Manchester, and he then spent a year as a plant engineer in Pittsburg, U.S.A. During the Great War he served in France with the Canadian Army, and in 1919 he was appointed plant engineer to the Abitibi Power and Paper Company, Ltd., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. In 1920 he became assistant head superintendent in this company and he held this post until he joined the staff of the Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Company, Ltd., as assistant engineer in 1925. He occupied this position in Rio de Janeiro until his death, which occurred there on 24th May 1939. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1931."

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