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Robert Hodgshon Postlethwaite

Robert Hodgshon Postlethwaite, British engineer.


  • Postlethwaite, Robert Hodgshon was born on January 16, 1862 in Cumberland, England. Son of William and Annie Camilla (Brisco) Postlethwaite.

  • Education

    • Educated Christ’s College, New Zealand.


    • Contracting engineer and owner New Zealand Engineering Works until 1895. Engaged in mining in California, 1896, and later introduced first successful gold dredge into California. Dredge designer and chief of construction for Risdon Iron Works, San Francisco, 1905-1911.

      Manager mining department Union Iron Works, 1911-1913. Home: Coachella, Riverside County, California.


    • Married Edith Mary Radford, of Hillam Hall, Yorkshire, England, May, 1883.
    • father: William Postlethwaite
    • mother: Annie Camilla (Brisco) Postlethwaite
    • spouse: Edith Mary Radford
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    Born January 16, 1862