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Fred Stark Pearson

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Fred Stark Pearson (1861-1915)


1916 Obituary [1]

FRED STARK PEARSOB, born at Lowell, Massachusetts, on the 3rd July, 1861, lost his life when the “Lusitania” was sunk by a German torpedo on the 7th May, 1915.

In early years he was an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Tufts College, and later gained experience as a mining engineer and as Chief Engineer successively of the Boston Street Railway, Dominion Coal Company and Metropolitan Street Railway of New York.

In recent years, Dr. Pearson was president or director of the Mexico Tramways Company, Mexican Light and Power Company, Denver and Salt Lake Railroad, Rio de Janeiro Tramway, Light and Power Company, Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, and many other undertakings.

He was elected a Member on the 6th April, 1897.


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