William Henry Nelson - Managing Director WOODVILLE Bacon Company
William Henry Nelson was born in about 1867
In 1914 he was the Managing Director of the
WOODVILLE BACON COMPANY LTD
The company was formed in 1909 and established the "Morepork" brand of hams and bacons.
- Mr J.H. Cronin was the works manager with a staff of 30.
- Mr J.M. Calder was the secretary to the company
"Mr W.H. Nelson took a real live interest in the business affairs.
His pretty home, surrounded by patches of native bush was adjacent to the factory and consequently he was invariably within easy call should any knotty problem puzzle the mind of this popular and efficient manager, Mr Cronin"
A very interesting read on how the machinery was operated - by steam and gas, with photos, is at the above link.
An engine room and extensive machinery plant was under the charge of Mr H.D. Cronin, a competent engineer
William died aged 88 on 2nd May 955
His wife was Mary Violet (maiden name unknown at this time)
- Mary was born in 1872 - she died in 1953 aged 81 and is buried beside him in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville