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Findlay, Sir George (1829–1893), civil engineer and railway manager, was born at Rainhill in Lancashire on 18 May 1829, the younger son of George Findlay (1793–1858) of Grantown, Moray, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1835), daughter of Henry Courtenay of Glasgow. His father, descended from a family of small tenant farmers residing at ...

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Gooch, Sir Daniel, first baronet (1816–1889), railway engineer and executive, was born at Bedlington, Northumberland, on 24 August 1816, the third son of John Gooch (1763–1833) and his wife, Anna Longridge (1783–1863). His father was the cashier and bookkeeper at the Bedlington ironworks, where ...

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Hondelink, Englebert Roger (1890–1972), civil engineer and railway consultant, was born on 13 September 1890 at Dieren, Netherlands, son of Gerrit Hendrik Hondelink (1865–1930×34), stationmaster, and his wife, Gerarda Jacoba Immink (1865–1919). He was educated at Winterswyk high school, followed by a pupillage with the ...

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Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (1843–1915), railway builder and financier in Canada, was born on 3 February 1843 at Chelsea, Will county, Illinois, USA, the eldest son of Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horne, lawyer, and his second wife, Mary Minier Richards. His father's ancestors had emigrated from the ...

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Lemon, Sir Ernest John Hutchings (1884–1954), engineer and railway administrator, was born on 10 December 1884 at Okeford Fitzpaine in Dorset, the son of Edward Lemon, agricultural labourer and craftsman, and his wife, Martha Mary Lemon, née Rose. He was educated in the local primary school and sang in the choir, where he attracted the notice of the rector, who soon recognized his promise. One of the rector's daughters married the younger brother of ...

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Mackenzie, Sir William (1849–1923), Canadian railway builder and financier, was born in Eldon township, Victoria County, Upper Canada (now Ontario), on 30 October 1849, the fifth son of John Mackenzie, farmer, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Maclaughlin, who had come after their marriage from ...

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Pauling, George Craig Sanders (1854–1919), civil engineer and railway promoter, was born on 6 September 1854 at 4 Park Terrace, South Street, Lorrimore Road, Walworth, Surrey, the eldest child of the two boys and two girls born to Richard Clark Pauling (1833–1894), civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Stanier, Sir William Arthur (1876–1965), locomotive engineer and railway administrator, was born on 27 May 1876, at 10 Wellington Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, the son of William Henry Stanier and his wife, Grace, daughter of Robert Ball, of Southport. W. H. Stanier, who spent a lifetime in the service of the ...