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Walter Starbuck

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Walter Starbuck (1863-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

WALTER STARBUCK, born on the 29th September, 1863, was educated at Claremount School, Wallasey, and served his time in the Shipyard and Engine Works of Roach and Sons, of New York and Philadelphia, and of John Jones and Sons, of Liverpool.

He was afterwards associated for some years with the Hydraulic Engineering Co of Chester, the London Hydraulic Power Co and the Otis Elevator Co.

In 1898 he went to Argentina as Locomotive Superintendent of the Santa Fe and Cordoba Great Southern Railway, and in 1901 he accepted a similar post under the Nitrate Railway Company at Iquique, Chili.

He was still in the employment of that Company when he met his untimely death by drowning in the bay of Arica, on the 14th March, 1903.

Mr. Starbuck was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 2nd December, 1902.

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