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Alexander Farquharson Fowler

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Alexander Farquharson Fowler (1863-1930)

1863 Born at Stockton the son of John Fowler

1871 Living at 8 Bridge Street, Stockton: John Fowler (age 46 born Aberdeen), Civil Engineer. With his wife Mary Fowler (age 36 born Stockton) and their eight children; James Fowler (age 15 born Stockton); Mary E. Fowler (age 13 born Stockton); Dan P. Fowler (age 11 born Stockton); Alexander F. Fowler (age 8 born Stockton); John J. Fowler (age 6 born Stockton); Colin P. Fowler (age 4 born Stockton); Hannah Fowler (age 2 born Stockton); and Isabel Fowler (age 11 Months born Stockton). Three servants.[1]

1930 Obituary[2]

"The Late Mr. A. F. Fowler.— We regret to note the death, on January 11, of Mr. Alexander Farquharson Fowler, of Forty-lane, Wembley, Middlesex, who was connected with dock-engineering and river-navigation works for many years. He was born on February 15, 1863, and, as a young man, served; as engineer to the York Corporation in their capacity as Trustees of the Ouse and Foss Navigation; he designed and Constructed the looks at Naburn and York. After occupying the positions of engineer of the Whitby Piers and Harbour Trustees, and later of the Wharfe Improvement Scheme, he was appointed engineer on the dredging, training and survey works on the River Kibble. He afterwards became dock engineer of the Kibble Navigation, and continued to occupy this position for a number of years. During the European war, Mr Fowler served in the Royal Engineers and, after the hostilities, retired with the rank of Captain. A former student of the Institution of Civil Engineers, he became an associate member on January 8, 1889, and was elected to full membership on February 27, 1900. In May, 1897, Mr. Fowler read a paper in the Harbours, Docks and Canals section of the Engineering Conference of the Institution of Civil Engineers. This was entitled “ Comparison of Dredging and Training Works as Means for the. Improvement of Rivers,” and was reproduced in' Engineering, vol. lxiii, pages 774 and 796 (1897)."

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