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John Morrice Fairbairn

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John Morrice Fairbairn (1873- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.Amer.S.C.E., Pres. E.I.C., Director of Amer. Railway. Eng. Assoc., Chief' Engr., C.P. Railway.; b. 1873. Ed. Privately, and High School, Peterborough. Training: C.E. School of Practical Sc., Toronto. Career: With the late George W. Ranney, C.E., on Surveys and Plans for the Construction of the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Railway.; Leveller and Topographer on Surveys for the Peterborough, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie Railway., under the late W. A. Ramsay, Chief Engr.; Principal Asst. to Fred. W. Wilkins, Dominion Topographical Surveyor on Surveys in Alberta, and later with the Department of Railway. and Canals, Draughting; With the Dept. of Militia and Defence as Principal Asst. to Fred. W. White, Chief Engr. of the Dept.; Principal Asst. to Fred. W. Wilkins, D.T.S. on trail location Surveys in Southern Alberta; With the Dept. of Railways. and Canals as Transitman on Contour Surveys of Balsam Lake, under R. B. Rogers, M.E.I.C., Supt. Engr.; Engr. in charge Construction of Lachine and St. Laurent lines of the Montreal Park and Island Railway.; Principal Asst. to Chas. A. Stoess, on Mining Claim and Land Grant Surveys in the Slocan District, B.C.; engaged in Surface and Underground Surveys of various Min. Properties,, during which time he acted as City Engr. of Kalso, B.C.; then in private practice as Civil and Min. Engr. and Provincial Land Surveyor at Kalso, B.C., and Greenwood, B.C.; Joined the Construction Dept. of the C.P.R. as Leveller on Grade Reduction Surveys between Winnipeg and Fort William, under W. F. Tye, M.E.I.C., Chief Engr. of Construction; With the Dept. of Railways and Canals as Engr. in charge of Section 3, Simcoe-Balsam Lake Division, Trent Canal, under R. B. Rogers, M.E.I.C., Supt. Engr.; With the C.P. Railway. since August, 1901, as Principal Asst. to D. McPherson, Division Engr., Montreal; Res. Engr. at Ottawa; Asst. Engr. 11.4 in Chief Engr.'s Office, Montreal; Acting Division Engr., E. Division; Division Engr., Ontario and Toronto; Division Engr., E. Division at Montreal; Appointed Principal Asst. Engr. i90 8; Engr.,Maintenance of Way, 1910; Chief Engr., C.P. Railway., July, 1918. Clubs: University, Montreal and Toronto; Royal Canadian Yacht; Kanawaki Golf; and Hermitage Country, Lake Memphremagog. Address: C.P. Railway, Montreal.

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