Information has reached Sheffield of the death, on July 16th, at his home, 484, Magdalen-street, Montreal, Canada, of Mr. George Outram, J.P., in his ninety-third year.
The notice in the Montreal Daily Herald states that Mr. Outram was born at Dronfield, Derbyshire, and originally followed the trade of double-hand file forger in Sheffield.
In 1863 he went to Canada and engaged in farming, but subsequently returned to the file manufacturing business at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and at Boston, Mass.
In 1865 be returned to Canada, and afterwards started business in partnership with his son, Mr. Fred Outram, at St. Gabriel Lochs, and continued there until eighteen years ago, when the business was transferred to Port Hope, Ontario, and became the principal file business in Canada.
He was made a J.P. of the city of Montreal in 1893. The Montreal Herald adds that Mr. Outram was probably tho oldest member of any friendly society in the world, having been. a member of the Manchester Unity for over seventy-five years.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 3rd August 1906