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Charles Edwin Spooner

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Charles Edwin Spooner (1853-1909)

1853 Born the son of Charles Easton Spooner

Educated in Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin

1874-76 Appointed the resident engineer of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways

1891 Appointed State Engineer of the Selangor Public Works Department

1901 Appointed General Manager of the Federated Malay States Railways.

1909 Obituary [1]

CHARLES EDWIN SPOONER, C.M.G., General Manager of the Federated Malay States Railways, died at Kuala Lumpur on the 14th May, 1909.

Born in 1853, he graduated in Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, and entered the Survey Department, Ceylon, in 1876. Subsequently he was transferred to the Public Works Department, in which he served 14 years.

He then joined the same service in the Straits Settlements, and after acting its State Engineer of Selangor from 1892 to 1901, was appointed in the latter year to the management of the State Railways. He received the C.M.G. in 1904.

Mr. Spooner was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 23rd May, 1882, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 12th May, 1896.

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