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Arthur Warren K. Peirce

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Arthur Warren K. Peirce (c1873-1909)


1909 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR WARREN K. PEIRCE died at Driehoek, in the Transvaal, on June 14, 1909, as the result of ptomaine poisoning followed by malarial fever.

He was only 36 years of age, and at a period of his professional career as an electrical engineer when he appeared to have a brilliant future before him.

He was a native of America, but came early to South Africa, and at the age of 25 was consulting electrical engineer to the Consolidated Gold Fields, and general manager of the General Electric Power Station. When this latter company was absorbed by the Victoria Falls Power Company, he continued with them as superintendent in charge of the Germiston and Brakpan stations.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907.


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