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Almond Rowe

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Almond Rowe (1848-1901)


1902 Obituary [1]

ALMOND ROWE was born at St. Just in Penwith on 14th January 1848.

He served his time from 1862 to 1868 in the engineering works of the Botallack Mining Co., St. Just, Cornwall; and at its completion was engaged at the same works as assistant superintendent and draughtsman until 1872.

In 1876 he proceeded to Singapore to superintend the construction and erection of rice mills for Messrs. Howarth, Lyon, and Erskine.

In 1880 he was appointed government engineer surveyor at Penang, Straits Settlements, and in 1888 was transferred to Singapore where he became senior government marine surveyor and examiner of engineers for the Straits Settlements.

This position he held until his retirement in March 1901, when he returned to Penzance, where his death took place on 25th May 1901, at the age of fifty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.


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