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Frederick Dresser

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Frederick Dresser (1843-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK DRESSER, born on the 4th June, 1843, was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at Cheltenham College.

He was apprenticed first to Humphrys, Tennant and Co, of Deptford, and subsequently to the Greenock Foundry Co.

After a voyage to the West Indies as engineer, he entered the Indian Public Works Department in March, 1868, and was employed on the Apollo Bunder, at Bombay, and on works at Carwar, as Assistant Engineer First-grade.

When in England on leave in 1871 he married Jane, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Brocklebank, Bart., who returned to India with him, but as he found that the climate there did not agree with his wife, he gave up his appointment, returned to England, and commenced business as a rice miller at Bixteth Street, Liverpool.

On his business being acquired by White, Tomkins and Courage he became Managing Director of the local branch of that firm, continuing as such until his death, which took place suddenly on the 31st of March, 1903.

Mr. Dresser was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 6th December, 1870, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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