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Charles Valentine Weston

Charles Valentine Weston, American civil engineer. member Board of Supervising Engineers Chicago Traction.


  • Weston, Charles Valentine was born on February 14, 1857 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Son of John and Catherine (Clark) Weston.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Kalamazoo.


    • Florence E.; married second, Olga Thimm, January 10, 1917. Entered employ Texas Trunk Railway Company as transitman in surveying corporations. Assistant engineer M.,K.&T. R.R. in Texas, 1880-1881, Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railway, 1881-1882.

      Assistant engineer C.&N.-W. Railway, 1882-1884. Assistant engineer Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railway, 1884-1886. Div. engineer in charge construction Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe R.R., 1886-1888.

      Located in Chicago, 1888. In charge construction of intake crib and water-supply tunnel under Lake Michigan for city of Lake View, and after annexation of that municipality to Chicago, 1889, completed work for the greater city. In charge construction of tunnel for W. Chicago St. Railway, 1890-1894.

      Chief engineer of Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company, Lake St. Elevated Railway Company, Union Elevated, etc. With brother George, in firm of Weston Brothers, consultant and constructing engrs., 1901-1903. Built various electric rys. in Illinois and Michigan.

      Chief engineer, 1903-1907, president and general manager, 1908-1911, South Side Elevated Railroad Company, Chicago. Later in practice as construction engineering. Operating manager Market St. Elevated Rys., Philadelphia, 1918-1920.

      Construction engineering Chicago Surface Lines, since 1920. Member Board of Supervising Engineers Chicago Traction. Home: Chicago, Ill.


    Member Board of Supervising Engineers Chicago Traction.


    • Married Catherine Dyer, November 12, 1889 (died 1914).; married second, Olga Thimm, January 10, 1917. Children: Charles Edward (deceased).
    • father: John Weston
    • mother: Catherine (Clark) Weston
    • spouses: Catherine Dyer
    • Olga Thimm
    • child: Charles Edward Weston (deceased)
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    Born February 14, 1857
    Died January 27, 1933
    (aged 75)