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Francis Gillham

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Francis Gillham (1853-1892)

1892 Obituary [1]

. . . . but in January, 1882, he went to Venezeula as an Assistant Engineer on the La Guaira and Caracas Railway. He acted in that capacity until September 1883, from which time until the following February he was in sole charge, for the contractors, of the same railway.

He was also in charge from November, 1883, to the following May, of the construction of a short railway for the Venezuelan Government, and from December 1884 to May 1885 was Resident Engineer on the San Domingo Harbour Works.

In June of the same year he entered the service of James Livesey and Son, with whom he remained for nearly three years. Mr. Gillham’s work for Messrs. James Livesey and Son was of a varied nature. In August 1885 he reported on the then existing works of the Costa Rica Railway, . . . [more]

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