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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.


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.

Daniel M. Wells

Mary M. (Sly) Wells

Katherine Belden

Katherine Zeruah (Mrs Wells