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James Croll (1878-1910)

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James Croll (1878-1910)


1911 Obituary [1]

JAMES CROLL was born at Paisley on 25th January 1878, and was educated at the John Neilston Institute and the Government Science and Art Schools, Paisley.

In 1893 he began an apprenticeship at the Caledonia Engine Works at Paisley, and on its termination in 1898 he went to sea as Fourth Engineer, subsequently rising to the rank of Third and Second Engineer in 1902.

In the following year he became an engineer in the employment of the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. at Mauii, Hawaiian Islands, and from 1905 to 1907 he was superintendent and engineer of the Olaa Sugar Co., Hawaii, in which position he had full charge of upkeep and manufacture in the sugar factory, railroads, and transportation plant.

During the following two years he acted in the same capacity at the Ingenio Concepcion, Argentine Republic, and in 1909 he became mill manager at Anasco, Porto Rico, subsequently being appointed engineer to the Beira Rubber and Sugar Estates.

His death took place from the result of an accident at Beira on 2nd December 1910, in his thirty-third year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905, and was transferred to the class of Member in 1910.


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