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Henry Arthur Livock

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Henry Arthur Livock (1862-1904)

Eric Stuart Livock (1895-1917), youngest son of H A Livock, was born in Buenos Aires in 1895 and killed near Ypres in November 1917.[1]

Their daughter Dora was also born in B A, in 1897.[2]


1904 Obituary [3]

HENRY ARTHUR LIVOCK was born on 27th March 1862.

After being educated at a private school in Liverpool, he was apprenticed in 1878 to Messrs. Higginbottom and Stuart, engineers, of Liverpool, passing through the various shops and drawing office.

In 1884 he became a draughtsman in the locomotive department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and in 1886 was appointed locomotive superintendent of the Buenos Aires and Great Southern Railway, which position he held until 1890.

From that year until 1900 he was partner in the firm of Evans, Livock and Co, of Buenos Aires and London, representatives in South America for Messrs. Kitson and Co., the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Co., the Vacuum Brake Co., etc.

Subsequently he was in business as an engineer in London, as managing director of the London Engineering Co., and Monarch Door Controller Co.

When on business in the Argentine Republic, in the course of his travels up the rivers he caught typhoid fever, which developed itself on the passage home. By the time the steamer reached Southampton his condition was regarded as very serious and he was moved to the isolation hospital, where his death took place on the following day, 9th February 1904, in his forty-second year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1903.


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