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Richard Soulby Oldham

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Richard Soulby Oldham (1869-1914)


1915 Obituary [1]

RICHARD SOULBY OLDHAM, born at Lincoln in May, 1869, died of typhoid at Buenos Aires on the 7th January, 1915.

He was articled in 1888 to the late Sir E. Leader Williams, and subsequently served on the engineering staff of the Manchester Ship Canal.

In 1894 he became Chief Assistant to Mr. A. O. Schenk, Engineer to the Swansea Harbour Trust, and was engaged under him in the design and construction of extensive improvements to the dock estate, and from 1900 to 1911 as Resident Engineer on the new docks and auxiliary works.

From the latter year until his death he was Resident Engineer for Messrs. Tivesey, Son and Henderson on the extensive works under construction at the Port of Buenos Aires.

Mr. Oldham was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 3rd December, 1895, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 14th January, 1908.


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