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James Braddon McCallum

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James Braddon McCallum (1852-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

JAMES BRADDON McCALLUM was born on the 18th of June, 1852, at East Stonehouse, Devon, and was educated at private schools in Plymouth.

In July, 1867, he was articled for three years to Robert Hodge, then Surveyor and Water Engineer to the borough of Plymouth, and remained with that gentleman as an assistant until May, 1871. During that time he superintended - in addition to ordinary routine duties-the construction of the sewage outfall works at the Great Western Docks.

Mr. McCallum then acted for nearly twelve months as Assistant Surveyor to the borough of Reigate, in which capacity he was engaged on main drainage works and on the sewage farm at Earlswood.

From 1872 to 1874 he was Chief Assistant to the Borough and Water Engineer of Reading, and from 1874 to 1876 he was a general assistant under George F. Deacon, then Borough and Water Engineer to the corporation of Liverpool. During the illness of the Surveyor to the Toxteth Park Local Board in 1876, Mr. McCallum acted in his place.

In November, 1876, when not much more than twenty-four years of age, Mr. McCallum was appointed Borough Surveyor of Stafford.....[more]

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