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George Harrison Fenkell

George Harrison Fenkell, American civil engineer. Recipient Norman medal American Society of Civil Engineers, 1902. Honorary member American Society of Civil Engineers (director 1923-1926), American Waterworks Association (president 1931), Michigan Engineering Society (president 1926-1927); member Engineering Society Detroit, Tau Beta Pi.


  • Fenkell, George Harrison was born on February 4, 1873 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States. Son of Delaville L. and Sarah Nancy (Foote) Fenkell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Michigan, 1926, as of 1895.


    • Civil engineer with Commissioners of Water Works, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1902-1907, Pennsylvania Dock Commission, 1908. Civil engineer Department Water Works, Detroit, 1908-1913. Commissioner public works, 1913-1918, general manager Department of Water Supply, 1918-1938, chief engineer New Water Supply Project, 1924-1938.


    Member Recreation Commission, Detroit, 1914-1918. Member Engineering Board Review, Sanitary District Chicago, 1924-1925. President Michigan Engineering Society, 1926.

    Detroit Engineering Society, 1925-1926.


    • Married Jeanie Harris, February 22, 1897. Children: Neal H., Margaret Susan (Mistress.
    • father: Delaville L. Fenkell
    • mother: Sarah Nancy (Foote) Fenkell
    • spouse: Jeanie Harris
    • children: Neal H. Fenkell
    • Margaret Susan (Mrs Fenkell
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    Born February 4, 1873
    Died November 8, 1949
    (aged 76)