PEOPE & CHARACTER – Death of Mr John ANDERSON. C.E.
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/01/1878
DEATH OF MR. JOHN ANDERSON, C.E.
We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Anderson, C.E., which took place at his residence in Middlesbrough all, on the 21st inst, at the age of seventy-three years. Mr. Anderson was a man of great ability, industry, and energy, and deservedly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was an associate of the late Geo. Stephenson, John Dixon, and others, in the early days of railway construction, and it was under his superintendence that the Middlesbrough and Redcar Railway was constructed. He undertook and carried out many transport contracts in his day, including the Hartlepool and Castle Eden railway, the Forth and Tay Ferries, and the floating railways between Granton Ferry and Branch Island. His latest work was the construction of the pier and hoist at Saltburn. The Alexandra Hotel at Saltburn belonged to Mr. Anderson, and he holed a considerable amount of property in Middlesbrough. Mr. Anderson was a self-made man, and was signally successful in his undertakings. He was a man of indomitable energy, great perseverance, and to the end of great simplicity of life. His remains were interred in the New Cemetery at Middlesbrough yesterday (24/01)
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