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1910 Obituary 
JAMES MATTHEWS died on September 19, 1910, in his fifty-eighth year. He was commercial manager of Hawthorn, Leslie & Co., Ltd., engineers, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was formerly with the Avondale Engineering Works of Bristol, and went to Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1882.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1888.