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Norman De Lisle Simpson

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Norman De Lisle Simpson (1874-1935)

1896 of George Fletcher and Co

1935 Obituary [1]

NORMAN DE LISLE SIMPSON spent the whole of his professional career in the West Indies. He was born in Barbados in 1874 and received his early education there.

At the age of eleven he came to England to complete his education and in 1892 he became a pupil in Messrs. George Fletcher and Company's works at Derby, where he served until 1897.

He then returned to the West Indies and joined the firm of Messrs. D. M. Simpson and Company, Trafalgar Works, Barbados, as superintendent of the erection of sugar machinery on various estates. He also took charge of the overhauling of machinery for steamships. In addition he was appointed in 1899 resident engineer at Bowmanston Waterworks and was also responsible for the two large tugs which were employed by the waterworks company to supply shipping with fresh water. He subsequently held also the position of chief engineer of Usine St. Madeline sugar factory in Trinidad.

Mr. Simpson continued to occupy important positions with Messrs. D. M. Simpson and Company until his retirement a few years ago; he also held proprietary interests in a plantation at Guinea, St. John, Barbados.

He was sixty years old when his death occurred at St. John on 9th January 1935.

He was elected to Graduateship of the Institution in 1896 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1901.

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