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Charles Edward Goodfellow

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Charles Edward Goodfellow (1855-1899)

1899 Obituary [1]

CHARLES EDWARD GOODFELLOW, born on the 11th November, 1855, obtained part of his early education at the School of Art, South Kensington, where he gained gold, silver, and bronze medals for designing in metals.

In 1877 he became a pupil of the late Henry Wakefield, with whom he subsequently remained as chief assistant during the whole of his professional career. Mr. Wakefield was Inspecting Engineer for constructional and general works to the Crown Agents for the Colonies, and Mr. Goodfellow assisted him in designing and in superintending the construction in England of numerous iron bridges, lighthouses, dredging-vessels, marine engines and dredging machinery for Bermuda, the Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, Natal, and other Colonies, and also in the inspection of railway materials for several colonial lines.

Mr. Goodfellow died at his residence at West Dulwich on the 15th May, 1899, in the forty-fourth year of his age, having survived Mr. Wakefield only a few weeks.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 1st April, 1884.

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