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Frank Evans Chivers

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Frank Evans Chivers (1870-1916)

1918 Obituary [1]

FRANK EVANS CHIVERS was born near Bath on 13th February 1870.

He received his early education at Fortesque College, Radstock, and served an apprenticeship of four years at Writhlington Foundry, near Radstock.

In 1888 he went to London, where he was engaged as draughtsman for a year at each of the following firms, Messrs. Dewrance and Co., Messrs. J. and G. Rennie, and Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field.

During this period he studied in the evenings at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

Early in 1892 he was engaged by Messrs. G. Kent, hydraulic engineers, of Holborn, Loudon, and later in the year went, on their behalf, to Brazil, as assistant superintendent of the mechanical department of the Beberibe Water Works, Pernambuco.

Two years later he was appointed Superintendent of the same works, and continued in this position until his death, which took place at Pernambuco on 21st December 1916, in his forty-seventh year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1903.

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