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Alfred Crawhall Chapman

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Alfred Crawhall Chapman (1859-1896)

1896 Obituary [1]

ALFRED CRAWHALL CHAPMAN was born on 18th November 1859, at Hylton Grange, near Sunderland, being the fifth son of the late Mr. Thomas Edward Chapman.

After being educated at Rugby School and going through the technical course at the Durham College of Science, Newcastle-on-Tyne, he was articled in 1878 to Mr. John Daglish, Silksworth Colliery, near Sunderland.

In 1883 he became a certificated mining engineer, and held appointments at Kimblesworth near Durham, Houghton Main near Barnsley, Cwmaman near Aberdare, Whitburn near Sunderland, and other collieries.

In 1884 he abandoned colliery work, and became for two years resident engineer to the River Wear Commissioners on the Roker new pier works, Sunderland, under Mr. H. H. Wake.

After a short period spent in London with his brother, Mr. J. Crawhall Chapman, he commenced practice on his own account in 1887 as a consulting, mining, and civil engineer and patent agent, at St. Nicholas Buildings, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

He had been considerably out of health for over two years prior to his death, which took place in Durham from pneumonia and typhoid fever, on 3rd September 1896, in his thirty-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1887, and was also a Member of the North of England Institution of Mining and Mechanical Engineers.

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