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Lauchlan Alexander Entwistle Mackinnon

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Lauchlan Alexander Entwistle Mackinnon (1843-1881)

1881 Obituary [1]

. . . On leaving school he served an apprenticeship of two years to James Simpson, Past-President Inst.C .E., at the Grosvenor Engine Works, Pimlico, and subsequently acted as secretary during the building of the Furness Iron Co’s works at Askam-in-Furness ; and was also employed to take levels, both above and below ground, at the same mines, in succession to Mr. C. J. Clarke, Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.

After some years passed in commercial pursuits, Mr. Mackinnon resumed the practice of the profession in 1873, entering the service of the Leeward Islands’ Government as Superintendent of Roads, Bridges, and Public Works in Antigua.

In 1878 he was removed to St. Kitts and Nevis, and he died on the 27th of February, 1881. . . .

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