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Edmund Wragge

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Edmund Wragge (1837-1929)

1837 Born in Old Swineford, Worcestershire, the son of Charles John Wragge, a banker, and his wife Frances Anne. They were of Red Hill House, Old Swinford, near Stourbridge

Pupil with Fox, Henderson and Co

3.5 years as resident engineer on a section of the Cape Town and Wellington Railway

1 year as assistant engineer on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway

3 years working on railways south of London

3 years working on own account

1870 In Toronto working as Chief Engineer for the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Bay Railway; elected member of Inst Civil Engineers

1901 Awarded a Telford Medal and Premium

1901 Living in London, Edmund Wragge, civil engineer, 63, Lucy E Wragge 56, Lucy M Wragge 35[1]

1929 Nov 26th. Died in Canada[2]


Headstone[3]:

IN MEMORY OF EDMUND WRAGGE C. E. BORN IN THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER ENGLAND DIED IN TORONTO NOV. 25TH 1929 IN HIS 93RD YEAR ALSO OF HIS WIFE L. E. WRAGGE AND HIS DAUGHTER LUCY MABEL WRAGGE BORN 1865 - DIED 1931


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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Ontario Deaths
  3. St. James' Cemetery & Crematorium, Toronto