James Samuel Higginbotham was involved in his family's successful calico printing business and his wife Mary set up an organisation of nurses to care for poor residents of Glasgow.
William Graham, son of grain merchant, member of a successful family of accountants and committed community member. He was a member of the first Committee of Management of the Arlington Swimming Club. William was born on 30 April 1838 to Patrick Graham, a grain merchant from Garnethill, Glasgow, and Mary Wright Lang. They had married … Continue reading William Graham – chartered accountant and city father
John Black Cowan was an eminent surgeon and a professor of medicine at Glasgow University with a family interest in public health.
Sebastian Hermann Schwabe was a businessman from a German Jewish family who had long been established in Glasgow and Lancashire.
John Marshall came from a family of lawyers and himself worked in the legal profession, with a connection with courts in Ireland.