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Charles Elmer Barba

Charles Elmer Barba, American mechanical engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman railroad div., 1935), Society for Promotion Engineering Education, New England R.R.; Club.

Background

  • Barba, Charles Elmer was born on May 12, 1877 in Freemansburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Christiana (Smith) Barba.

  • Education

    • Student Bethlehem Preparatory School, 1896-1897. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1901.

    Career

    • Bernard Wefers), Preston Albert, Francis William, William Henry, Elizabeth Dunn, Robert Eugene, John Edward. Draughtsman, Ordnance Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1901-1902. Draughtsman, assistant chief draughtsman, assistant engineer, Pennsylvania R.R., Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1902-1915.

      Assistant engineer, superintendent, Midvale Steel Company, Philadelphia, 1915-1917. Superintendent Mobile Carriage Shop, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1917-1919. Superintendent sea coast department, Watertown Arsenal, 1919-1920, special duty, 1920-1921.

      Superintendent Osgood Bradley Car Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1922-1925. Mechanical engineer, B.&M. R.R., N. Billerica, Massachusetts, 1925-1933. Consultant practice, 1933-1935.

      Became chief engineer, Junior Motors Corporation, Philadelphia, and railroad consulting engineer, 1936. Now construction engineering Ferrous Metals Corporation Lecturer on railroads, State College of Pennsylvania, 3 years. On shop organization and management, foremanship and business administrations, Northeastern University, Boston, and member Massachusetts State University Extension staff 3 years.

    Works

    • Author of articles and technical papers.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman railroad div., 1935), Society for Promotion Engineering Education, New England R.R.

    Connections

    • Married Margarita E. Dunn, of Washington, District of Columbia, June 22, 1904. Children: Charles Elmer, Margarita Christiana, Dorothy Ann (Mistress.
    • father: William Henry Barba
    • mother: Christiana (Smith) Barba
    • spouse: Margarita E. Dunn
    • children: Charles Elmer Barba
    • Margarita Christiana Barba
    • Dorothy Ann (Mrs Barba
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    Born March 12, 1877
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