Webb, John (Birthday: 70 on 7 Nov 1942)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 12 Nov 1942, p. 1

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To celebrate one's 70th anniversary of birth by working on war materials, at that same trade, that had been followed steadily for 52 years, is an achievement that falls to the lot of but few men.

Grimsby has such a man working in one of its industries. He is a resident of Hamilton, but has worked for Grimsby Stove and Furnace Limited for some years. John Webb is the man. He celebrated his 70th birthday on Saturday last. It was just the same to him as any other day. He worked as usual and "put up his floor" in the moulding shop on castings that go to the armed forces. Fifty-two years ago he started his apprenticeship as a moulder and has been at it ever since. In those days the big items that came from a casting shop were farm implements, household utensils such as pots, frying pans and flat irons, kitchen stoves and heating stoves. Mr. Webb states that there is not one man living today whom he worked with over half a century ago.

In honor of the occasion Foreman "Smoke" McBride and the fellow workmen presented Mr. Webb with a token of their esteem and wished him many more years of health and happiness.

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12 Nov 1942
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7 Nov 1942
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Webb, John (Birthday: 70 on 7 Nov 1942)