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John Barclay Fisken

electrical engineer.

John Barclay Fisken, British electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers (vice president 1919-1920); member Associated Engineers of Spokane.

Background

Fisken, John Barclay was born on November 2, 1861 in Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. Son of Archibald and Sarah A. (Kerr) Fisken.

Education

Graduated from College of Science and Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 1886 (1st class honor diploma).

Career

With office of Anchor Line Steamship Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 4 years. Came to the United States, 1886. With Washington Water Power Company and its predecessors since 1887, except 1 year, chief engineer same, 1918-1920, and consulting engineer from 1920 until date of retirement, December 31, 1942.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers (vice president 1919-1920). Member Associated Engineers of Spokane.

Clubs: Tesemini Outing, Spokane. Country, Spokane City and University, Seniors North West Golf Association, Rotary (Spokane).

Connections

Married Helen Kyle Binnie, of Barassie Ayrshire, Scotland, June 4, 1889 (died June 30, 1901).; married second, Eva Jane Weymouth, September 3, 1907. Children: Mary Carolyn (Mistress.

father:
Archibald Fisken

mother:
Sarah A. (Kerr) Fisken

spouses:
Helen Kyle Binnie

Eva Jane Weymouth

child:
Mary Carolyn (Mrs Fisken