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Arthur Bateman Corthell

Arthur Bateman Corthell, American civil engineer. Mason.


  • Corthell, Arthur Bateman was born on July 3, 1860 in Whitman, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Hosea and Charlotte (Almy) Corthell.

  • Education

    • Educated Providence High School, 1875-1877. Brown U., 1877-1881 (honorary Master of Arts, 1898).


    • Draftsman with Hereshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1878-1881. Rodman, city engineer’s office, Providence, March-June 1881. Again with Hereshoff Manufacturing Company, June-September 1881.

      Assistant engineer, supervisor and div. engineer, New York, West Shore & Buffalo R.R., 1881-1884. Civil engineer Knickerbocker Ice Company, New York, 1884-1886. Principal assistant engineer, Fitzgerald & Mallory Construction Company, building railroads for Member of Parliament Railway, in Kansas and Colorado, 1886-1887.

      1st assistant engineer construction Sioux City Bridge over Missouri River, 1887-1888. Assistant engineer on Thames River bridge, 1888-1889, New York, Providence & Boston R.R., 1889-1892. 1st assistant engineer Providence passenger station and approaches, 1892-1897.

      Principal assistant engineer on construction South Station for Boston Terminal Company, Boston, 1897-1899. With Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Company, Boston, 1899-1900. Resident engineer Boston Terminal Company, 1900-1902.

      Terminal engineer New York City&Hassaram Rijhumal R.R., at New York, 1902-1906. Assistant executive Grand Central Station architects, 1906-1908. Secretary and construction engineering auxiliary facilities committee, Grand Central Terminal, 1908-1911.

      Chief engineer B.&M. R.R., July since 1911.




    • Married Lena Cynthia Foster, September 26, 1882.
    • father: James Hosea Corthell
    • mother: Charlotte (Almy) Corthell
    • spouse: Lena Cynthia Foster
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    Died March, 1924
    (aged 63)