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Charles Edwin Wells

Charles Edwin Wells, American engineer.


  • Wells, Charles Edwin was born on April 27, 1858 in N. Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel M. and Mary M. (Sly) Wells.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1880.


    • Assistant engineer Troy & Greenfield R.R. and Hoosac Tunnel, Massachusetts, 1880-1885, C.,B.&N. R.R., 1886. Div. engineer Chicago, Santa Fe & California R.R., 1887-1888. Locating engineer Sault Ste.

      Marie & Southwestern Railway, 1888. Assistant engineer C.&N.W. Railway, 1889-1890. Engineer and superintendent construction MacArthur Brothers Company, Chicago, 1891-1893.

      Private practice, Davenport, Iowa, 1894. Superintendent water works, Galesburg, Illinois, April-August 1895. Div. engineer Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board of Massachusetts, 1895-1903.

      Engineer reservoir department, same, 1903-1904. Supervising engineer United States Reclamation Service for Southern Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakot, 1905-1907. Div. engineer Board Water Supply City of New York, 1907-1917.

      Resident engineer construction of the United States Embarkation Camp, Merritt, New Jersey, 1917. Supervising plant engineer United States Shipping Board, construction of concrete shipyard plant, San Diego, California, 1918-1919. Construction engineering, since 1919.

      Home: North Adams, Mass.


    • Married Katherine Belden, February 19, 1891. Children: Katherine Zeruah (Mistress.
    • father: Daniel M. Wells
    • mother: Mary M. (Sly) Wells
    • spouse: Katherine Belden
    • child: Katherine Zeruah (Mrs Wells
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    Born April 27, 1858
    Died August 4, 1940
    (aged 82)