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Thomas Arthur Arrol

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Thomas Arthur Arrol (c1852-1902) of Arrol Brothers

c1852 Born son of Archibald Arrol and Margaret Reid Auchincloss

1879 Joined Inst Mech Engineers; Manager, Messrs. P. and W. MacLellan, Glasgow

1881 Mechanical Engineering Manager, living in Glasgow with his parents[1]

By 1885 he and his brother had formed Arrol Brothers at Germiston Iron Works, Glasgow

1891 Mechanical & Civil Engineer, living with his sister Jean in Glasgow[2]



1902 Obituary [3]

THOMAS ARTHUR ARROL died suddenly at the Palace Hotel, Aberdeen, on October 29, 1902, at the age of fifty years. Mr. Arrol was a member of the firm of Arrol's Bridge and Roof Company, Limited, Glasgow. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1885.


1902 Obituary [4]

The death announced Mr Thomas Arrol, Managing Director of Arrol's Bridge and Roof Building Company, Germiston Works. Deceased, along with his deceased brother, founded the firm of Arrol Brothers, which was 1893 turned into a Limited Liability Company.

Deceased, who was a brother of Mr. Archibald Arrol, the well-known brewer and exporter, of Dixon Street, Glasgow, was well known engineering circles, but took active part in public affairs. He was unmarried.


1902 Obituary [5]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1902 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries
  4. Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 31 October 1902
  5. Engineering 1902 Jul-Dec: Index: General Index