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Robert Bettig

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Robert Bettig (1870-1899)

1899 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BETTIG was born in Barcelona on 11th June 1870.

He received his technical education from 1885 to 1887 at the Ecole Industrielle des Vosges, Epinal, France; and from 1887 to 1889 at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce et de Marine, Marseilles.

For the two following years he was engaged in practical engineering at the works of Mr. Alesandro Wohlgemuth, engineer, machinist, and ironfounder, Barcelona, Spain. As a graduate of the two above colleges, he served in the French army for twelve months in 1891-92, instead of for three years.

From January 1893 he was engaged with Messrs. John M. Sumner and Co., first in their Manchester office, and afterwards from April 1894 as manager of their branch house at Lille, where his death took place on 21st July 1899, at the age of twenty-nine.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in April 1899, and was also an Associate Member of the Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France from 1896, and a Member of the Societe Industrielle du Nord de la France, Lille, from 1895.

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