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Thomas Ellis Owen (1841-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

THOMAS ELLIS OWEN, born on the 31st December, 1841, was the son of the Rev. J. Owen, Rector of Llaniestyn and Honorary Canon of Bangor.

The subject of this notice was appointed to the Public Works Department of the Government of India in 1861, being posted to the Allahabad Division, where he was engaged for some years on important works.

In 1867 he was promoted to the rank of Executive Engineer, and in April, 1873, he obtained two years’ furlough.

On his return in 1875 he was posted to the Northern Bengal State Railway, and for the last five months of that year he officiated as Superintendent of Works of the Nattore Division. He then held charge of various divisions until December, 1878, when he was placed in charge of the office of Superintendent of Works, Northern Bengal Railway.

From the beginning of 1880 until March, 1881, he was engaged on special duty in the Julpigooree Division. His services were then placed at the disposal of the Commissioner of the Bhagulpore Division, and he was appointed Divisional Superintendent of District Works.

In July, 1886, he was appointed Engineer-in-Chief of the Benares, Cuttack, Poorie Railway surveys, with the rank of Officiating Superintending Engineer, and in December of the same year he was placed in charge of the 7th Division of the Toungoo-Mandalay State Railway.

After serving for a time as Officiating Undersecretary to the Government of Bengal in the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department, he retired in 1888, and settled in Bedford, where he died on the 5th June, 1900.

Mr. Owen was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 14th January, 1868, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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