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Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule

civil engineer.

Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule, American civil engineer. Member New Jersey History Society, New Jersey Sanitary Association, American Water Works Association, American Society Civil Engineers, Holland Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New England Society of New New York.

Background

Vermeule, Cornelius Clarkson was born on September 5, 1858 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of Adrian and Maria (Veghte) Vermeule.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rutgers College, 1878, Master of Science, C.E., 1880.

Career

In charge topographical survey, State of New Jersey, 1878-1888, and continued until 1918 as consulting engineer State Geological Survey. In general practice at New York since 1888, as consulting or construction engineer for many cities private corporations, in the United States and Cuba, also to Cuban government. Organized York Cliffs (Maine) Improvement Company, 1892.

Obtained action by United States Government, 1908, in rehabilitation of the sanitation of Cienfuegos, Cuba, at cost of $3,000,000, the work having been interrupted by political disturbances. Engineer in charge of dismantling and reconstruction of Morris Canal for State of New Jersey.

Works

  • Author of map of Manhattan Island as it existed in 1776, and of several history monographs.

Membership

Member New Jersey History Society, New Jersey Sanitary Association, American Water Works Association, American Society Civil Engineers, Holland Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New England Society of New New York.

Connections

Married Carolyn Carpenter Reed, June 7, 1888. Children: Cornelius Clarkson, Warren Carpenter.

father:
Adrian Vermeule

mother:
Maria (Veghte) Vermeule

spouse:
Carolyn Carpenter Reed

children:
Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule

Warren Carpenter Vermeule