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James Young (1845-1906)

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James Young, junior (1845-1906)

1845 Born in P of Ruthven, Forfarshire, son of James Young (1812- )

1881 A civil engineer, boarding in Glasgow Barony [1]

1891 James Young, 45 (born Ruthven), Civil Engineer, Pub Wks Dep India, lived in Leuchars with his brother George H Young 42, a farmer, and his mother, Mrs Young 76, and sisters Annie K Young 36, Isabella W O Young 33[2]

1907 Obituary [3]

JAMES YOUNG, son of the late Mr. James Young, of Ruthven, Forfarshire, was born on the 14th June, 1845, and received his education at Ruthven Parish School and at the High School, Dundee.

He obtained his practical training under Mr. D. H. Halkett, of Alyth, and subsequently undertook a course of study at Glasgow University under Professor Rankine.

In 1868 he entered the Public Works Department of India as an Assistant Engineer and received promotion in due course, being finally appointed Executive Engineer with headquarters at Jacobabad, Sind. His work in India was chiefly connected with the irrigation service in Sind and Guzerat, where he was employed on extensive and important works of maintenance and construction.

He remained in the public service until his retirement in 1898, a period of 30 years. After his retirement, he returned to Scotland, lived quietly at Meigle for several years, afterwards removing to Bridge of Allan, where he died on the 28th June, 1906, aged 61.

Mr. Young was elected a Member of The Institution on the 4th May, 1886.

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