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Alexander Shanks

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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[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[2]

1906 Obituary [3]

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 . . . .

About the year 1877 he joined with R. T. Napier, Henry M. Napier and W. Bell (sic) in the shipbuilding works at Yoker, and continued to be associated with them as partner until about 1898, when the change which then took place in the constitution of the firm and his own indifferent health brought about his retiral.

1906 Obituary [4]

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