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William Waters (1878-1908)

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William Waters (1878-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM WATERS, youngest son of the late Mr. William Waters, Builder and Contractor, was born at Ealing on the 3rd January, 1878. He was educated privately, and at Neuchtitel, Switzerland, and the Central Technical College, London.

In September, 1898, he joined the staff of Messrs. Heenan and Froude, Manchester, and remained with them until 1902, representing the firm on railway extension works at Preston and Warrington.

He was then for a time occupied on the revision of "Molesworth's Pocket-Book" and in preparing plans and estimates for colonial railways and other works.

In 1903 he became an assistant, and subsequently, chief assistant to Mr. H. A. Humphrey, and was engaged on the design and construction of central stations for distributing high-pressure power-gas, until August, 1905, when his health failed. After a long illness, he died at Leyhill, Chesham, on the 20th October, 1908.

Whilst at Manchester he served continuously on the council of the local association of Students of The Institution. He took great interest in yachting and was a member of the Thames Estuary Cruising Club.

Mr. Waters was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 2nd February, 1904.

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