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John Lewis Felix Target

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John Lewis Felix Target (1829-1894)


1895 Obituary [1]

JOHN LEWIS FELIX TARGET was born in Paris on the 24th of June, 1829, and was educated in London. From 1848 to 1852 he worked under his father, who practised as a Civil Engineer in Mauritius, and was chiefly employed in erecting plant for the manufacture of sugar.

In 1853, after passing the necessary examinations, Mr. Target became sworn Surveyor for the island of Mauritius, in which capacity he practised for several years. He obtained the prize offered by the municipality of Port Louis for the best design for the water-supply of that town.

In 1856 he became a naturalised Englishman.

From 1865 to 1868 he was employed as Crown Surveyor to the Mauritius Railways, and in the latter year he acted for several months as engineer to the General Board of Health of the island. The next four years he spent partly in France and partly in England, engaged on various matters relating to sanitary engineering.

In May, 1873, Mr. Target was appointed a District Engineer in the Public Works Department of Jamaica,....[more]


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