John Robert Fortune, American mechanical engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania, Detroit Engineering Society, Ohio Society Mech., Elec. and Steam Engineers, American Foundrymen’s Association Inventor and patentee many improvements in mechanic stoking apparatus.; Club: Ingleside.
Engineer Murphy Iron works, Detroit, 1890-1898, American Stoker Company, New York, 1898-1900, Automatic Furnace Syndicate, London, England., 1900-1901. Chief engineer, Underfeed Stoker Company, London, 1901-1903. European manager Murphy Iron works, London, 1903-1905.
Chief engineer, Murphy Iron works, Detroit, 1905-1915. Mechanic engineer Dodge Brothers, Detroit, 1915-1917. Works manager Bunting Brass & Bronze Company, Toledo, 1917-1918.