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Charles Friend Cooper

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of Paterson and Cooper, Telegraph Works, Pownall Road, Dalston, London, E.

1855 Born in Surbiton[1] son of Charles and Sarah Cooper[2]

Apprenticed at J. and H. Gwynne for 4 years

Served the firm a further 3.5 years at various grades of draughtsman

1880 Elected associate of Inst of Civil Engineers

1882 Joined Edward Paterson in partnership as Paterson and Cooper; managed the works at Dalston.

1882 An electric light and power and telephone engineer. Proposal to join I Mech E

1883 Member of I Mech E, of 76 Little Britain, Aldersgate St., London

1891 Civil engineer, living in Kingston upon Thames with Charles and Sarah Cooper and their other children[3]

1911 Civil engineer, living in Kingston upon Thames with his widowed mother and sisters[4]

1920 Died in Kingston[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer Records