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Charles Cook (1863-1903)
1904 Obituary 
CHARLES COOK was born at Ballater, Aberdeenshire, on 22nd July 1863.
He received his education at Ballater School, and Chanonry School, Aberdeen.
In 1878 he commenced an apprenticeship in the iron foundry and engineering works of Messrs. Hall, Russell and Co., of Aberdeen.
On the completion of his time in 1883, he went to sea as marine engineer, subsequently receiving a first-class engineer's certificate from the Board of Trade.
In 1885 he became chief engineer, and in that capacity sailed for the next five years to foreign parts, the last three years being spent wholly on the Chinese coast.
In 1890 he became a partner and director in the firm of Messrs. Barry, Henry and Co., Aberdeen Iron Foundry, Aberdeen, and in 1893 proceeded to London to take charge of that agency.
His death took place suddenly at his residence at Crouch End, London, on 14th June 1903, in his fortieth year.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1896.