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Charles Alfred Wilson

Charles Alfred Wilson, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association; Mason.

Background

  • Wilson, Charles Alfred was born on April 4, 1855 in in Cecil Company, Maryland, United States. Son of John Howard and Anna Catharine (Cheyney) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Educated Friends private school, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Friends High School, West Chester High School, Pennsylvania.

    Career

    • Began railway service as flagman, engineer corps Philadelphia & Reading R.R., 1869. Held various engineering positions on different rys., 18-9679. Resident engineer Hocking Valley Railway, 1879-1880.

      Principal assistant engineer construction, 1880-1882, chief engineer, 1882-1896, also general superintendent, 1893-1895, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway. Also chief engineer Cleveland & Marietta R.R., 1882-1885. Chief engineer C.,H.&D. Railway, 1896-1906.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association.

    Connections

    • Married Carrie Ione Stevens, of Norwalk, O., November, 1883.
    • father: John Howard Wilson
    • mother: Anna Catharine (Cheyney) Wilson
    • spouse: Carrie Ione Stevens
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