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William Henry Morrow

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William Henry Morrow (1844-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HENRY MORROW, the son of a surveyor and land valuer of good standing in the north of Ireland, was born at Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, in 1844.

After being educated at Raphoe in the same county, he wits engaged from April, 1862, to December, 1863, as an Assistant Engineer on the contract for the construction of the Enniskillen, Bundoran and Sligo Railway, and he was again occupied in a similar capacity on the same railway, for Brassey and Field, from April, 1864, to March, 1866.

From that date until December, 1868, he acted as an Assistant Engineer for Brassey and Co on the Bala and Dolgelly Railway. In 1869 he laid out the Fermoy and Lismore Railway (13 miles) for the late Thomas Brassey, and in the same year he prepared, for Thomas Roberts of Portmadoc, plans and sections for the opposition to the Festiniog Railway Bill.

During the period from 1870 to 1873 he carried out, amongst other things, the following work for Mr. Roberts: a survey of the underground workings of Holland's Quarry; parliamentary plans for the Portmadoc Waterworks; the setting-out of the Talsarnau-Trawsfynydd section of the Merionethshire Railway; and a survey of the town of Barmouth for sewerage purposes....(more)

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