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Joseph Howe

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Joseph Howe ( -1901)


1902 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH HOWE, whose life has been devoted to telegraphy, commenced his career in the service of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.

After three years he joined the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, and then, three years later, in 1873, the Western, or, as it was then called, the Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Company.

From 1873 to 1894 he acted as superintendent for this company; lie was then transferred for four years to Pernambuco, returning in 1898 to Madeira, where he remained until, in failing health, he left to retire on his pension, taking passage homeward in the Dunvegan Castle, in December, 1901. He was, however, destined never again to see his native country, for he died at sea on the 21st of December.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 13th of May, 1874, and transferred to the class of Members on the 10th of March, 1881.


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