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James McDougall (1853-1908)

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James McDougall (1853-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

JAMES McDOUGALL, born at Baltimore, Ontario, in 1853, was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, graduating in Arts in 1880.

He then entered the School of Practical Science, Toronto, of which he obtained the Diploma in 1884, and began his professional work under the late Mr. J. T. Stokes, Engineer for the county of York, Ontario.

Subsequently he was employed on the works of the Welland Canal, and on the construction of sections of the Canadian Pacific Railway, under the late Mr. W. T. Jennings.

In 1892, on the death of Mr. Stokes, he was appointed Engineer of the county of York, which position he retained until his death. In addition to the duties of this office, which comprised the design and construction of roads, bridges, buildings, sanitary systems, and other municipal works, he also carried on private practice as a consulting engineer, in which capacity he was responsible for the York Radial Railway system and other works. He was regarded as an authority on reinforced concrete and allied questions.

He died after a long illness on the 2nd September, 1908, aged 55.

Mr. McDougall was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 3rd March, 1896.

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