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Edward Nevill Banks

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Edward Nevill Banks (1845-1896)

1896 Obituary [1]

EDWARD NEVILL BANKS, born on the 7th of May, 1845, was the son of Mr. Benjamin Banks, of Dublin.

At the age of sixteen he was articled to Mr. B. T. Patterson, engineer and surveyor, of Dublin, with whom he remained as an assistant until July, 1866.

In the following March he began to practise on his own account in Belfast, where he continued for the remainder of his life. Among the works upon which he was engaged were the sewerage and water-supply of Bangor, Co. Down; the Stoneyford extension of the Belfast Waterworks, under Mr. L. L. Macassey; and the Ballymena Water-supply and Sewerage Works, under Mr. John Lanyon.

He also frequently acted as arbitrator and as a witness in disputes connected with land drainage and injury by floods.

Mr. Banks died at his residence, Malone Road, Belfast, on the 17th of April, 1896, after a short illness, the cause of death being the rupture of a blood-vessel.

In addition to his professional duties he took a useful part in civil and philanthropic life. He was for some time a member of the Corporation of Belfast, and worked with enthusiasm and self-denial on behalf of the Church Missionary Society and the Protestant Orphan Society.

Mr. Banks was elected an Associate Member on the 13th of January, 1891.

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