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Edward Johnson (1863-1910)

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Edward Johnson (1863-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

EDWARD JOHNSON was born at Nottingham in 1863.

He served his apprenticeship from 1877 to 1882 on the High Peak Railway branch line of the London and North Western Railway, and as an improver from 1882 to 1883 at the locomotive works of the Midland Railway at Derby.

In the latter year he went as outdoor erector and foreman with Messrs. George Fletcher and Co., of Derby, with whom he remained until 1888, when he proceeded to Pernambuco, Brazil, to erect a sugar factory.

After its completion he remained for three years as engineer-in-charge, and then was appointed assistant manager and engineer.

This position he held until 1904, when he was appointed manager to Messrs. Herdeiros Bowman, general engineers, of Pernambuco. During the time he was with Messrs. Bowman he undertook some important alterations and enlargements at various sugar factories, and at the time of Isis deaths was completing a new factory which he had designed.

His death took place at Pernambuco on 23rd February 1910, at the age of forty-seven.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904.

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