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Blount, Sir Edward Charles (1809–1905), banker and railway promoter, was born on 16 March 1809 at Bellamour, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second son of Edward Blount (1769–1843), banker and politician, and his wife, Frances (d. 1859), daughter of Francis Wright of Fitzwalters, Essex...

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Girouard, Sir (Édouard) Percy Cranwill (1867–1932), railway engineer and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1867 in Montreal, the son of Désiré Girouard (1836–1911) and his second wife, Essie (d. 1879), daughter of Dr Joseph Cranwill of Ballynamona, Ireland. The Girouard...

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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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Shaughnessy, Thomas George, first Baron Shaughnessy (1853–1923), railway executive in Canada, was born on 6 October 1853 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was the son of Thomas Shaughnessy, an officer in the Milwaukee detective police, a native of Ashford, co. Limerick. His mother was also of Irish birth. He was educated in the public and Catholic schools of ...