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Howard Hill Jackman

civil engineer.

Howard Hill Jackman, American civil engineer.


Jackman, Howard Hill was born on February 9, 1852 in E. Liverpool, Ohio, United States. Son of Stockdale and Narcissa P. (Hill) Jackman.


Studied 2 years Alliance (O.) College. C.E., Bethany College, West Virginia, 1873.


Surveyor at East Liverpool, O., 1873-1875. In city engineering department, Cleveland, O., 1875-1877. Returned to East Liverpool, practicing as civil and mining engineer, 1877-1878.

Surveyor in Harper Company, Kansas, 1878. County surveyor Harper Company, 1880. Upon engineering force, construction department, St. Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita R.R. from Fort Scott, through Wichita, to line of Indian Ty., 1882-1883.

City engineer Wichita, suptg. complete sewerage and paving systems, city hall, bridges, parks, etc., 1889-1891. Engineer on sewer construction, Topeka, 1891-1892. Judge of awards, Chicago Exposition, 1893.

With harbor div., City of Chicago, 1894-1895, bureau of engineering, 1895-1899. In charge of construction of 3 miles of 10-foot water works tunnel and maintenance of the five city water works cribs and of div. of tunnel construction and pumping station repairs, 1900-1901. Engineer in charge location trunk line of railway across the two Virginias, 1901-1902.

Engineer and manager of coal mines and properties in the anthracite field of Arkansas, designing new methods and appliances for operating same, 1903-1907. Designed a sanitary sewer system of 77 miles for Wichita, Kansas, 1908-1909. Chief engineer Joplin, Oklahoma & Western R.R., 1908-1913.

Chief engineer Memphis, Arkansas & Western R.R., 1913-1918. Engineer maintenance way department M.K. & T. R.R., 1918-1922. Engineer-inspector construction, “cannon ball” concrete surfaced highway from Wichita, Kansas, west 15 mi., 1922.

Project engineer Missouri State Highway Commission, 1922-1924. Engineer inspector on construction federal aid highway bridges, Jefferson Company, Kansas, since January 1926. Home: Muskogee, Oklahoma.


Stockdale Jackman

Narcissa P. (Hill) Jackman