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John Fyfe (1834-1915)

Obituary

The Late Mr John Fyfe

The death has taken place suddenly at his residence, 1 Montgomerie Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow, of Mr John Fyfe, managing director of Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company. He was in his 81st year, but had enjoyed good health, and attended to business until Friday of last week. About midnight on Sunday he became ill, and he died soon afterwards. Mr Fyfe, who was a native of Glasgow, entered the service of the Caledonian Railway Company when a boy and rose to the position of stores superintendent. In 1873 he was appointed general manager of Young's Company, and ultimately became managing director. He is survived by his widow and five daughters, one of whom, Miss Georgie Fyfe, has done much excellent ambulance work in connection with the war. She was in France as one of the Scottish Ambulance Corps, and recently had the distinction of having conferred upon her by the King of the Belgians the honour of Chevalier of the Order of Leopold.

The Scotsman, Wednesday 29th December 1915

 

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