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John Spencer (1834-1916)
of Phoenix Iron Works, Coatbridge, N.B. (1872) - see John Spencer (Coatbridge)
1916 Obituary 
JOHN SPENCER died at his residence, Kirkwood House, near Coatbridge, on May 24, 1916, at the age of eighty-two. He was widely known as the oldest ironmaster in Scotland, and was the founder of the Phoenix Ironworks and the Drumpellier Ironworks, Coatbridge.
He took an active part in local public affairs, having been one of the original members of the Coatbridge Town Council, from which he retired some fifteen years ago.
He was an original member of the Iron and Steel Institute.