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John Douglas Ormond Bridges

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John Douglas Ormond Bridges (1866-1895)


1895 Obituary [1]

JOHN DOUGLAS ORMOND BRIDGES, eldest son of Mr. John George Bridges, of Mead House, Epsom, was born on the 12th of October, 1866.

He was educated at Rossall School, Lancashire, and at King’s College, London, where he went through a three years’ course in the Applied Sciences Department.

In the spring of 1886 he proceeded to Canada in the hope that the Dominion would afford wider scope for his energy than the old country. He soon found work as a draughtsman in the Engineer’s office of the Northern and North Western Railways (now part of the Grand Trunk System), where he remained for about eight months.

In July, 1887, he was appointed a Sectional Engineer on the Atlantic and North Western Railway, since amalgamated with the Canadian Pacific line.

At the end of 1888 Mr. Bridges proceeded to South America to take up the post of Sectional Engineer on the Buenos Ayres division of the Central Argentine Railway. He remained in the service of that Company until his death on the 17th of May, 1895, . . . [more]



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