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Albert Maytham

Plumber, Electrician & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Transvaal Archives, MHG 80057.

Albert Cornelius Maytham was born in the Cape Colony in July 1862.

He settled at East London where he established his own firm, A.C. Maytham & Company, plumbers, electricians and dealers in metal-ware.

He was also an insurance agent for the Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society.

He was elected to the Town Council in February 1904 to represent Ward 2 but did not seek re-election after he retired on rotation in February 1907.

Maytham eventually settled in Johannesburg where he died on 17 November 1932, at the age of 70.

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