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Evans, John Walter

  • Person
  • 1870-1938

Walter Evans was born on April 10, 1870, at Belleville, Ontario, to parents Mary Ellen Henry and John Dunlop Evans (a surveyor and architect). He married his first wife, Jennie Leah Henry, on September 18, 1901, at Ottawa, Ontario. He later married Marjorie Miriam Struthers after the death of his first wife in 1925. Throughout his career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor and engineer. He worked with his father, John Dunlop Evans, at their company "Evans & Evans, Civil Engineers and Ontario Land Surveyors." After his father's retirement in 1928, the company became "J. Walter Evans & Co. Engineers & Surveyors." Evans was also a trailblazer in the steel and metal industries - placing patents on many of his electrical furnace inventions. He died only 8 years after his father, on November 6, 1938 at Beardmore, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Elmore, William R., C. E.

  • Person
  • b. 1830

William Elmore was born in about 1830 to father Publius V. Elmore - a surveyor active in Hastings County. He married Victoria Counter, daughter of the mayor of the City of Kingston (John Counter). He lived in Buffalo and then in Philadelphia. He played a role the development of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway.

Ranney and Bartley, Engineers and Surveyors

  • Corporate body
  • c. 1875 - 1879

A land surveying and civil engineering firm led by Onesiphorus Bartley, P.L.S. (b. 4 Apr 1815 - d. 28 Sep 1879), and George Warner Ranney, C.E. (b. 1821 - d. 27 Jun 1907).

Baird, Nicol Hugh

  • Person
  • b. 26 Aug. 1796 - d. 18 Oct. 1849

Nicol Hugh Baird was born on August 26, 1796 in Glasgow, Scotland to parents Hugh Baird and Margaret Burnthwaite.
At age of 16 he went to Russia to study with his uncle Charles Baird a machinery worker.
Around 1816, he returned to Scotland to continue training with his father, a canal engineer and builder.
He later departed for Canada in spring 1828.
Luckily, he possessed prominent references from Britain and soon earned a job as clerk of works on the Rideau Canal.
In September 1832, Lieutenant-Colonel John By commissioned Nicol to survey the mouth of the Trent River and design a bridge.
The following year, he worked alongside Frederick Preston Rubidge to develop canals between the Bay of Quinte and Presqu’ile Bay and from the mouth of the Trent River to Rice Lake.
He died on October 18, 1849 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.