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James Young (1845-1906)

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James Young, junior (1845-1906)

With his father, he was a contractor for two sections of the Glasgow, Hamilton and Bothwell Railway

1907 Obituary [1]

JAMES YOUNG, son of the late Mr. James Young, of Ruthven, Forfarshire, was born on the 14th June, 1845, and received his education at Ruthven Parish School and at the High School, Dundee.

He obtained his practical training under Mr. D. H. Halkett, of Alyth, and subsequently undertook a course of study at Glasgow University under Professor Rankine.

In 1868 he entered the Public Works Department of India as an Assistant Engineer and received promotion in due course, being finally appointed Executive Engineer with headquarters at Jacobabad, Sind. His work in India was chiefly connected with the irrigation service in Sind and Guzerat, where he was employed on extensive and important works of maintenance and construction.

He remained in the public service until his retirement in 1898, a period of 30 years. After his retirement, he returned to Scotland, lived quietly at Meigle for several years, afterwards removing to Bridge of Allan, where he died on the 28th June, 1906, aged 61.

Mr. Young was elected a Member of The Institution on the 4th May, 1886.

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