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Alexander Shanks (1831-1906), a partner of Napier, Shanks and Bell
1861 Alexander Shanks 30, mechanical draughtsman, lived in Govan with Ellen Shanks 30, Catherine Shanks 6, Elizabeth Shanks 4, John Shanks 2, Ellen Shanks 1
1891 Alexander Shanks 60, shipbuilder, lived in Govan with Ellen M Shanks 60, Matthew Shanks 29, Alexander Shanks 27, Agnes M Shanks 25, William R Shanks 20
1906 Obituary 
The death has taken place at Dalmuir, on the Clyde, of Mr Alexander Shanks, formerly a partner of Napier, Shanks and Bell, shipbuilders, Yoker, who were predecessors of Napier and Miller, until recently of Yoker but now of Old Kirkpatrick.
For many years Mr Shanks served with the renowned firm of Robert Napier and Sons of Lancefield and Govan, in the capacity of chief draughtsman . . . .
1906 Obituary