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Richard Crowther

Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1918-19

Born: Horwich 1855

Died: Bolton Infirmary, July 1919

Insurance agent.

Councillor from 1902.

He was a Governor of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School, only retiring in 1918.

He was also a Manager of the local Council Schools and was an active worker for the Independent Methodist cause in Horwich.

He lived at 6 Pioneer Street, Horwich but was at the home of his son when he was admitted to Bolton Infirmary where he died a few days later of self-inflicted wounds. A verdict of suicide whilst temporarily of unsound mind was returned by the Bolton Borough Coroner at the inquest held at Bolton Infirmary.



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