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John Bailey (1831-1905)

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John Bailey (c1831-1905)

1867 Birth of son Wilfred Daniel Bailey

1905 Bio Note [1]

JOHN BAILEY died on March 30, 1905, at the age of 74.

He entered the service of Messrs. S. W. Silver & Co., of Cornhill, in 1848, and in 1857 he was appointed resident manager of the Works at Silvertown, which were then in an embryo condition. From that date until his transfer to the headquarters at Cannon Street in October, 1900, he remained at Silvertown. Thus he was intimately connected with the rise and growth of the Indiarubber, Gutta Percha, and Telegraph Works, while his unfailing cheeriness and good-nature, which were unaffected by stress of work, together with the intimate knowledge which he possessed of all the details and difficulties which must necessarily arise in connection with a large establishment, made it easy and pleasant to work with him.

Mr. Bailey was elected an associate in 1872, and he was transferred to the class of members in 1877. In 1875 he served as an Associate Member of Council.

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