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Oliver Claude Robson (1849-1924)
1849 Born in Kilburn
"The late Mr. Oliver Claude Robson.— We regret to have to announce the death, which occurred on the 3rd inst., at 87, Victoria-street, S.W.l, of Mr. Oliver Claude Robson, who was for nearly 50 years engineer to the Willesden District Council. Mr. Robson was born in June, 1849, and after having been articled in 1864 to Mr. Lewis Angell, he was engaged on various engineering and municipal works, including the Portsmouth main drainage. From 1867 to 1875 he was assistant surveyor to the West Ham Local Board. In the latter year Mr. Robson was appointed engineer and surveyor to the Willesden District Council, a position which he held since and in which he carried out a large amount of drainage, sewage treatment and other works. He was elected a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1895."