Dansken, James Parnie, 1876-1947, surveyor

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Dansken, James Parnie, 1876-1947, surveyor

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James Parnie Dansken was born in 1876 in Partick, Glasgow. He was the son of John Dansken (1836-1905), surveyor and President of the West of Scotland Branch of the British Astronomical Society, who donated a 13-inch reflector and 4-inch refractor telescope to the Royal Technical College. James Parnie Dansken followed his father into the surveying profession, becoming a Fellow of the Faculty of Architects and Surveyors. On 6 May 1903, he was entered onto the Trades House of Glasgow Burgess Roll. James was a partner in the firm of John Dansken & Purdie, Measurers and Property Surveyors, Valuators & Assessors of Fire Losses, from which he retired in May 1933. He died in 1947, aged 70.


Glasgow, Scotland

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Macfarlane, William Arthur, b 1861, enamelled steelware manufacturer (b 1861)

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William Arthur Macfarlane was the brother-in-law of James Parnie Dansken.

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Anne Cameron, February 2019.




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