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James Marlow Burke

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James Marlowe Burke (1850-1904)

1905 Obituary [1]

JAMES MARLOW BURKE died at Mallow, Ireland, on the 7th July, 1904, in his fifty-fourth year. Born on the 14th February, 1850, he served a pupilage under his father, the late John Smith Burke, of Westminster, and was subsequently employed by him on the works of the East London Railway, running through the Thames Tunnel.

In 1870, Waring Brothers appointed him an Assistant Engineer on the Eastern Hungarian Railway which they were building in Transylvania.

Two years later, on the termination of this engagement,, Mr. Burke entered the service of the Great Southern and Western Railway of Ireland as an Assistant Engineer, being subsequently appointed Resident Engineer, a position which he held up to the time of his death.

Mr. Burke was elected a Member of the Institution on the 6th December, 1887.

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