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Hubert Townsend Storrs

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Hubert Townsend Storrs (1872-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

HUBERT TOWNSEND STORRS, born on the 2nd December, 1872, began his engineering career as a pupil in the works of the Great Northern Railway Company at Doncaster.

By diligent study out of hours he obtained a County Council scholarship, which enabled him to take up the engineering course at the Yorkshire College, Leeds, at the end of which course he graduated B.Sc. of Victoria University.

In September, 1897, he entered the works of Messrs. Stothert and Pitt, of Bath, and for eighteen months was engaged there in designing cranes and block-setting plant.

He was next employed for a brief period in London in preparing plans for bridges under his cousin, Mr. Frederic Gleadow, and towards the end of 1899 he was appointed to the staff of the North Eastern Railway Company under Mr. W. J. Cudworth.

Mr. Storrs’ career was unfortunately cut short prematurely by an attack of blood poisoning, which proved fatal on the 19th May, 1900.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 6th December, 1898.

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