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George Clark (1843-1901)

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George Clark (1843-1901), son of George Clark, of George Clark, Sunderland crane makers.

1861 George Clark 45, engine builder, lived in Bishopwearmouth with Jane Clark 41, George Clark 17, engine builder, William Clark 13, Thomas Clark 11, John Clark 9, Kate Clark 7, Peter Clark 5, Isaac H H Clark 3[1]

1881 George Clark, Junior 37, manager of engine works, lived in Bishopwearmouth, with Jessie Maud Clark 37, Jessie Clark 12, Wm. Clark 10, Fred. Clark 6, Mabel Clark 3[2]

1901 Obituary [3]

GEORGE CLARK was born in Sunderland on 14th June 1843.

He served his time at his father's works on the River Wear, and then spent a few years at Messrs. Penn's Works on the Thames.

Owing to his father's illness, he undertook at the age of twenty-one the sole management of the Works, which developed rapidly under his direction.

He served for a time on the Town Council of Sunderland, and was a member of the Durham County Council for about six years. He was also on one of the Trade Conciliation Boards, and took a leading part in the Engineering Employers' Federation. He had been a Justice of the Peace for the County of Durham for some years.

His health had been indifferent for some considerable time, consequently he spent the winter in Mentone, where his death took place on 4th March 1901, in his fifty-eighth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1867.

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