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Francis Winton

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General Francis Winton (c1832-1879), mining engineer

1879 Obituary [1]

The death is announced of General Francis Winton, a prominent mining engineer, who has done much of late years in bringing into notice the mineral resources of Colorado, and notably of Leadville where he died at the age of forty-seven.

He entered Westpoint as a cadet in 1851, and graduated in 1866; but resigning his commission, he commenced his studies as a mining engineer at the Ecole des Mines, Paris, graduating in 1860.

He entered the United States army at the outbreak of the great Civil War, and continued in active service until he was severely wounded at Fredericksburg.

He then devoted himself to his profession, as a mining engineer and from 1864 to 1877 was Professor of Mining Engineering at the Columbia School of Mines. He resigned his professorship two years since, and going to Colorado rapidly gained a wide reputation as an expert.

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