logo logo

John Barclay Fisken

John Barclay Fisken, British electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers (vice president 1919-1920); member Associated Engineers of Spokane.


  • Fisken, John Barclay was born on November 2, 1861 in Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. Son of Archibald and Sarah A. (Kerr) Fisken.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College of Science and Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 1886 (1st class honor diploma).


    • With office of Anchor Line Steamship Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 4 years. Came to the United States, 1886. With Washington Water Power Company and its predecessors since 1887, except 1 year, chief engineer same, 1918-1920, and consulting engineer from 1920 until date of retirement, December 31, 1942.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers (vice president 1919-1920). Member Associated Engineers of Spokane.

    Clubs: Tesemini Outing, Spokane. Country, Spokane City and University, Seniors North West Golf Association, Rotary (Spokane).


    • Married Helen Kyle Binnie, of Barassie Ayrshire, Scotland, June 4, 1889 (died June 30, 1901).; married second, Eva Jane Weymouth, September 3, 1907. Children: Mary Carolyn (Mistress.
    • father: Archibald Fisken
    • mother: Sarah A. (Kerr) Fisken
    • spouses: Helen Kyle Binnie
    • Eva Jane Weymouth
    • child: Mary Carolyn (Mrs Fisken
    See on larger map
    Born November 2, 1861
    Died June 6, 1946
    (aged 84)