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Joseph Jopling

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Joseph Jopling (1818-1904)

1818 June 28th. Born the son of Joseph Jopling, Senior, an architect, and his wife Elizabeth Gamon

1905 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH JOPLING was born in London on the 18th June, 1818, and after serving a pupilage to his father, he became an assistant to Sir John Hawkshaw, Past-President, on the works of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and subsequently on railway work in Italy.

From 1860 to 1862, he was employed by Brassey and Co, Contractors for the Maremma Railway, in laying out, the first section of the road, and on the completion of this work, he assisted in the construction of the Lemberg and Czernowitz Railway in Austria, returning to England in 1868.

With the exception of short visits abroad, he remained in this country until 1873, being occupied during part of the time in the study of military railway at Aldershot.

In the latter year, Mr. Jopling went out to Canada to take up the appointment of Assistant City Engineer of Toronto, which position he occupied until 1886, when he retired from the active pursuit of his profession; but until his death he retained the keenest interest in everything appertaining to engineering science.

He died at Toronto on the 18th July, 1904, aged 86.

Mr. Jopling was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 7th December, 1852, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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