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Richard Carruthers Ivy

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Richard Carruthers Ivy (1861-1901)

1901 Obituary [1]

RICHARD CARRUTHERS IVY, son of Mr. John Robson Ivy, of London, was born on the 23rd February, 1861.

After serving articles to the late Mr. William Crabtree, Borough Engineer of Southport, he remained with that gentleman as an Assistant for seven years. During that period he assisted Mr. Crabtree in carrying out sewage works, a marine extension and other municipal works.

In September, 1889, he was appointed Surveyor and Waterworks Engineer at Ormskirk, Lancashire, which post he held until his death. In that capacity he designed and carried out an Infectious Diseases Hospital, public pleasure grounds, public offices, sewage disposal works, and street and county main roads improvements.

Mr. Ivy died at Ormskirk on the 27th February, 1901, at the comparatively early age of 40.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 2nd March, 1897.

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