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Charles Edward Emery (1838-1898)
"...widely-known of American engineers, died at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 1st, from heart disease, from which be had suffered for some years. He was born at Aurora, N.Y., on March 29th, 1838. He was educated at the Academy at Canandaigua, N.Y. After leaving school he was for a short time in the drawing-office of a railway company, and afterwards in a country foundry and machine shop; then be studied law for two years with a view of becoming a patent lawyer, doing also some surveying and map making at odd times. During the civil war he entered the navy as an assistant engineer, and was on the steamer Richmond in the engagement at Fort Pickens, the capture of New Orleans, and ..." More.