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Thomas William Horn

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Thomas William Horn (1835-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

THOMAS WILLIAM HORN, who died suddenly on the 2nd October, 1902, while on a visit to St. Leonards-on-Sea, was the son of the late Mr. Thomas W. Horn of the East India House.

Born on the 1st June, 1835, at Bow, he was educated at Mitchan, Grammar School, and in 1852 was articled to the late Mr. Thomas Finden, Architect, of 9 John Street, Adelphi. He was admitted a Student of the Royal Academy School of Architecture in 1853.

On the completion of his articles he was engaged under the late Mr. Joseph Cubitt, Captain Fowke, R.E., and others.

In 1862 he joined the Engineer’s Staff of the Great Northern Railway under Mr. Richard Johnson, and was for some years Chief of the Drawing- Office at King’s Cross.

From 1868 to 1874 he acted as District Engineer for the Southern Division of the line. In 1874 he war appointed Engineer of the North Staffordshire Railway and canals, which post, however, he resigned three years later to resume his connection with the Great Northern Railway. He remained in the service of that Company until his retirement in 1900, at first as Assistant Engineer and subsequently as Engineer for Maintenance.

Mr. Horn was a Member of the North Staffordshire Mining Institute.

He was elected a Member of this Institution on the 28th May, 1878.

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