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Benjamin Conner (1813-1876), Locomotive engineer of the Caledonian Railway from 1856 to 1876.
1813 He was born in Glasgow.
Conner was apprenticed to James Gray of Glasgow.
Later he worked for Murdoch, Aitken and Co, Glasgow, where he learned locomotive engineering.
He moved to England, working in Liverpool and Manchester, and then returned to Scotland to work for W. M. Neilson.
After this he worked for Robert Napier and learned marine engineering.
1852 Benjamin Conner married Helen Dick in Barony, Lanarkshire
He was appointed locomotive superintendent of the Caledonian Railway in 1856
1858 Benjamin Connor, engineer
1861 Benjamin Conner, mechanical engineer, living in Glasgow with his family
1871 Benjamin Conner 56, locomotive superintendent living in Glasgow with Helen Conner 45, James Conner 17, Christina Conner 13, Alexander Conner 11, Benjamine Conner 6, William T Conner 3
Buried in Glasgow Sighthill Cemetery
1876 Obituary