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Charles Fitzwilliam White

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Charles Fitzwilliam White (1829-1905)

probably connected with Charles Fitzwilliam White (1857-1904)

1905 Obituary [1]

CHARLES FITZWILLIAM WHITE, born in 1829, served his pupilage to the late Mr. T. E. Harrison, Past-President.

In 1863 he obtained an appointment on the East Indian Railway, and was subsequently placed in charge of the first section of the line, the construction of locomotive shops at Howrah, and the doubling works, including bridges, between Howrah and Raniganj.

Returning to England in 1862, he was next appointed to superintend a contract on the South Eastern Railway of Portugal, on the completion of which, in 1870, he rejoined Mr. Harrison on the North Eastern Railway, where he was engaged on the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough line, and afterwards in the construction of a section of the Alnwick and Cornhill branch.

The latter work completed, Mr. White retired from the active pursuit of his profession. Some time after, his health began to fail, and for several years prior to his death he suffered from cardiac disease, to which he succumbed on the 4th July, 1905, at the age of 76.

Mr. White was elected a Member of the Institution on the 6th May, 1862.

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