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Richard Gorman O'Shaughnessy

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Richard Gorman O'Shaughnessy (1867-1903)

1903 Obituary [1]

RICHARD BORMAN O’SHAUGHNESSY, eldest surviving son of Mr. J. E. O’Shaughnessy, of Bangalore, was born on the 17th April, 1867, and received his engineering training from his father.

After serving on several railways, he became a contractor and successfully carried out contracts in connection with the Bangalore City Water-supply.

He was subsequently employed as State Engineer of Radhanpur, and was afterwards engaged by the Bombay Public Works Department on the investigation of irrigation projects in that Presidency.

Failing health compelled him to resign and join the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway, for the survey of extensions in Kathiawar. It was there that he died, at Wadhwan, on the 9th May, 1903.

Apart from his professional ability, Mr. O’Shaughnessy was a man who could not fail to attract attention and affection by his refinement of manner, his easy courtesy and his generous disposition.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 22nd May, 1894.

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