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John Edgar Lowe

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John Edgar Lowe (1839-1897) of Bolling and Lowe

Died 1897 aged 58.[1]

1897 Obituary [2]

JOHN EDGAR LOWE was born in Derby on 20th May 1839.

He was educated at Derby Grammar School, and afterwards in France.

In 1855 he commenced an apprenticeship with Messrs. Handyside and Co., Derby; and went to London in 1861 to become engineer to the firm of Messrs. William Bird and Co.

In 1879 he entered into partnership with Mr. Bolling as Messrs. Bolling and Lowe, engineers and contractors, and succeeded to the business of Messrs. William Bird and Co.

Having been in feeble health for some time, he died is London on 17th October 1897, at the age of fifty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1873.

1897 Obituary [3]

JOHN EDGAR Lowe died at Blackheath on October 17, 1897, at the age of fifty-eight years. He was a partner in the firm of Bolling & Lowe of Laurence Pountney Hill, E.C., which he joined on the retirement of the late Mr. James Bird, under whom he had been trained. The firm was well known, and enjoyed a large and important foreign connection. Mr. Lowe possessed an excellent technical knowledge of engineering matters, which was of great value in the management of the firm's extensive operations.

He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was an original member of the Iron and Steel Institute, and took a keen interest in its meetings, at which he was a constant attendant.

1898 Obituary [4]

1897 Obituary[5]

"THE LATE MR. J. E. LOWE.- It is with much regret that we record the death, on Sunday last the 17th inst at the age of 58, of Mr. John Edgar Lowe, of the firm of Bolling and Lowe, Laurence Pountney-hill. Mr. Lowe had for several years been suffering from a very painful illness, which had for a considerable time past practically incapacitated him from business, and had prevented him from taking part in the meetings of the various engineering societies at which he was formerly so regular an attendant. Mr. Lowe, who was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and of the Iron and Steel Institute, was very widely known and was greatly respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends."

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