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William Isaac Taylor (1849-1911)
1911 Obituary 
WILLIAM ISAAC TAYLOR was born at Auckland, New Zealand, on 17th July 1849.
He entered Messrs. Losh, Wilson and Bell's engineering works at Walker-on-Tyne as an apprentice in January 1863, and served four years in the fitting shops and two years in the pattern shop. He then entered the drawing office, where he remained seven years, ultimately becoming head draughtsman and assistant manager.
In 1876 he started a consulting engineering practice in Newcastle-on-Tyne, in partnership with Mr. Alfred Goodman, a business which he continued for a period of two years, when he accepted the position of engineer and manager of the Barmoor Colliery, near Lowick, Northumberland.
From 1882 until quite recently, he acted as London manager for, and was a director of Messrs. Clarke, Chapman and Co., of Gateshead, and for a long time, and up to the date of his death, he had acted as London representative of the Darlington Forge Co.
His death took place suddenly at his residence at Bush Hill Park, Enfield, on 10th March 1911, in his sixty-second year.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1896; he was also a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and the Institute of Marine Engineers.
1911 Obituary