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SHENTON, James, J.P.
Market Street and 9, Goldenhill Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Born February 27th Ball Green, Norton-in-the-Moors, Son of the late John Shenton.
Educated at Elementary Schools. Tunstall.
Married 1921, Florence, daughter of Alfred Bowman.
Member of Fenton U.D.C., 1895 to 1910; Chairman 1904 and 1905;
Chairman of Fenton Gas Committee continuously for 12 years-1898 to 1910;
Represented Fenton on the Staffordshire County Council 1903-1;
Ex-Officio J.P. for Fenton 1903, 1904 and 1905;
Alderman of the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent, 1910-1 when I resigned.
Warwork: Chairman of Fenton Recruiting Committee and other Committees connected therewith and Chairman of Fenton War Honours Committee.
Justice of the Peace for the County Borough of Stoke-on -Trent from 1911 to the present time;
For 5 years President of the Fenton Working Men's Club and Institute and President of Fenton Conservative Club.
Recreations-Bowling and Whist.
On April 18th, 1904, presented by Colleagues on the Fenton Gas Committee with a Solid Silver Cigar Box;
In April 1909, presented by Fenton Working Men's Club and Institute with an Illuminated Address and Gold Albert.
In 1912, presented by the inhabitants of Fenton for Public Services and Charitable work with my Portrait and Gold Watch.
"Who's Who in Staffordshire" 1934