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Colin Proud Fowler

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Colin Proud Fowler (1867-1903)

1867 Born in Stockton the son of John Fowler and his wife Mary Proud

1871 Living at 8 Bridge Street, Stockton: John Fowler (age 46 born Aberdeen), Civil Engineer. With his wife Mary Fowler (age 36 born Stockton) and their eight children; James Fowler (age 15 born Stockton); Mary E. Fowler (age 13 born Stockton); Dan P. Fowler (age 11 born Stockton); Alexander F. Fowler (age 8 born Stockton); John J. Fowler (age 6 born Stockton); Colin P. Fowler (age 4 born Stockton); Hannah Fowler (age 2 born Stockton); and Isabel Fowler (age 11 Months born Stockton). Three servants.[1]

1903 Obituary [2]

COLIN PROUD FOWLER, born on the 14th January, 1867, was the fourth son of the late John Fowler, Engineer to the Tees Conservancy Commissioners. He entered his father's office in 1883, and was employed on the River Tees until the end of 1888, when he went to York as Assistant on the Rivers Ouse and Foss Improvement Works.

In the latter part of 1890 he went to Preston as Assistant to his brother, A. F. Fowler, and was employed there on the Dock and River Works until 1895, when he was appointed General Superintendent and Resident Engineer to the Llanelly Harbour and Burry Navigation Commissioners. The position occupied by Mr. Fowler at Llanelly was a responsible and onerous one. He carried out training works on the Burry inlet, which have considerably improved the entrance at Llanelly Harbour ; and in conjunction with Sir Alexander Rendel, as Consulting Engineer, he acted as Engineer for the Llanelly Harbour Bill, 1896, and it was owing greatly to his ability and engineering knowledge of the locality that the Bill was successfully carried through both Houses of Parliament notwithstanding strong opposition.

Mr. Fowler supervised the construction of the new dock and entrance at Llanelly until their practical completion in 1900. He was then appointed Engineer to the Hartlepool Harbour Commissioners.

Owing to ill-health he was compelled to resign this position in the summer of 1902, and his untimely death took place at Llanelly, where he had gone to assist the Harbour Commissioners in an arbitration, on the 23rd January, 1903. . . . [more]

1903 Obituary.[3]

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