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John Turton

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John Turton (1843-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

JOHN TURTON died on January 25, 1912, at his residence, Hill Turrets, Parkhead, Sheffield.

He was born in 1843, and commenced his business career early in life with Messrs. John Charles & Sons, at that time the proprietors of The Kelham Rolling Mills, Sheffield.

In 1868 he acquired the Vulcan Rolling Mills, which he rapidly developed and extended, at a later date taking his three sons into partnership.

He was well known in Sheffield and other business circles, but took no prominent part in local public matters. He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1883.

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