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William Weir

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William Weir ( -1913), one of the principals of William Baird and Co

of Gartsherrie Iron Works, Coatbridge, N.B.

1913 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM WEIR died on September 21, 1913. He was one of the principals of the well-known firm of William Baird & Co., Ltd., of Gartsherrie.

e was a nephew of the founder of the firm, and became chairman of the company. During his lifetime the business developed to large proportions, ironworks being built at Gartsherrie, Kilwinning, Lugar, and Muirkirk, while extensive collieries were acquired in various parts of Scotland.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1872.

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