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Frederick William Duckham

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Frederick William Duckham (1875- ), civil engineer

1875 17 October: Born the son of Frederic Eliot Duckham

1881 Living at White House, Vanbrugh Fields, Greenwich: Fredk. Eliot Duckham (age 39 born Falmouth), Civil Engineer. With his wife Maud Mary Duckham (age 31 born Manchester) and their children; Fredk. Wm. Duckham (age 5 born Blackheath); Alex R. Duckham (age 4 born Blackheath); Arthur McDougall Duckham (age 1 born Blackheath); and Jane Duckham (age 3 months born Blackheath). Three servants.[1]

1895 Educated at University College, London

1898 Working for S. Pearson and Son on Surrey Docks extension, and New Road and sewer diversion, Rotherhithe.

1900 Working on Yarmouth and Lowestoft Junction Railway

1901 Working for S. Pearson and Son on Admiralty Harbour Works, Dover

1902 Application to join Institution of Civil Engineers

1911 Living at Dover, Kent: Frederick William Duckham (age 35 born Blackheath), Civil Engineer and Agent to S. Pearson and Son. With his wife Clara Duckham (age 30 born Greenwich) and their four children; Mildred Duckham (age 9 born Dover); Dorothy Duckham (age 8 born Dover); Audry Duckham (age 3 born Dover); and Zoe Duckham (age 2 born Dover). One servant.[2]

1918 of Brockley, London SE4, patent on reinforced concrete for dock construction[3]

Died in South Africa[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Engineer 1919
  4. Ancestry tree