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Edward Rainford Jackson (1860-1889)
1890 Obituary 
EDWARD RAINFORD JACKSON, the son of a colonial judge, was born in Jamaica on the 28th of April, 1860. He came to England in 1870, and entered the Thames Ironworks on a three years’ term, under Richard Hodson.
On the expiry of his articles, in August, 1872, he was for a short time with T. B. Lightfoot, and then went to the Crystal Palace School of Practical Engineering, to learn surveying and colonial work, with a view to an appointment under a Colonial Government. In the interval of obtaining what he wanted, he returned to Mr. Lightfoot, but, being shortly after incapacitated by an attack of congestion of the lungs, he resolved at once to leave England for a warmer climate.
He went back to Jamaica, and succeeded in obtaining an appointment under the Superintendent of Roads and Work, being chiefly concerned with irrigation works, and retained his post until his sudden death on the 13th of July, 1889.
Mr. Jackson was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 4th of May, 1886