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Roy Cotsworth Gowdy

Roy Cotsworth Gowdy, American civil engineer.

Background

  • Gowdy, Roy Cotsworth was born on September 3, 1878 in Washington, Iowa, United States. Son of L. H. and Anna L. (Reid) Gowdy.

  • Education

    • Education public and high schools, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado College, 1 year.

    Career

    • 1 son, Joseph Scott. Rodman and assistant engineer on location and construction, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, 1899-1900. Draftsman and instrument man, Denver & Northwestern Railway (Moffatt Line), 1902-1903, draftsman and clerk to E. C. von Diest, Colorado Springs, 1905-1906. Resident engineer and later chief engineer, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway, and Wichita Valley Lines, 1906-1918.

      Corporate chief engineer, C.&S. Railway Company, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company, and Wichita Valley Lines, 1918-1920. Chief engineer C.&S. Railway Company, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company, and Wichita Valley Railway Company, since 1920. Home: Denver, Colo.

    Connections

    • Married Emma L. Malden, June 27, 1905.
    • father: L. H. Gowdy
    • mother: Anna L. (Reid) Gowdy
    • spouse: Emma L. Malden
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    Born September 3, 1878
    Died June 10, 1939
    (aged 60)
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