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Thomas Ebenezer Pye

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Thomas Ebenezer Pye (1862-1913)


1913 Obituary [1]

THOMAS EBENEZER PYE was born at Chester on 16th March 1862.

He was educated at the Middle Class School, Chester, and served a pupilage of seven years, from 1879 to 1886, with Mr. Fletcher W. Stevenson, Engineer and Manager of the Chester Gas Works.

In 1886 he left Chester to take the supervision of the western district of the Commercial Gas Co., London, and held the position until 1891, when he became assistant engineer and manager of the Shrewsbury Gas Co.

In 1895 he resigned his post and practised principally as lighting engineer in London and the Provinces.

After being abroad for a short time, he obtained the appointment of engineer to the Sandwich Gas Co.

Early in 1905 he was selected to succeed Mr. R. S. Church as engineer and manager of the City of Chichester Gas Co.; and under his supervision the works were reconstructed. His death took place in London on 15th October 1913, at the age of fifty-one.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1906; he was also a Fellow of the Chemical Society.


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