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Major Stewart Durand Pears (1859-1953)
1859 Born in Dotacamund, India, the son of Lt. Col. Arnold Christian Pears and his wife Salome Boucher
1893 Married in Madras to Margaret Isabel Firth
1915 Indian Biographical Dictionary
Pears, Stewart Durand, P.W.D. Madras (retired); b. 1859; joined service as Assistant Engineer, 1880; acted in that capacity in various places; became Engineer for Irrigation and Tank Restoration Scheme, 1887; Executive Engineer, 1890; Superintendent of Works, No. 1 Divn., Periyar Projects; President, Corporation of Madras, 1902; Superintending Engineer, 1907; Superintending Engineer and Joint Secretary to Government (Irrigation Branch), 1912; retired, 1913. Address: Monteith Road, Egmore, Madras, India.