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Robert Mayo Catlin

mining engineer

Robert Mayo Catlin, American mining engineer.


Catlin, Robert Mayo was born on June 8, 1853 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Son of Henry Wadhams and Mary Cobb (Mayo) Catlin.


Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont, 1872, C.E., 1873, honorary Engineer of Mines, 1902. Doctor of Science, Rutgers, 1918.


Engaged as mining engineer, 1875. Company surveyor, Elko Company, Nevada, 1876. Superintendent Navajo Mining Company, Tuscarora, November 1880.

Superintendent Victorine Gold Mining Company, 1882. Superintendent Navajo, Belle Isle, N. Belle Isle, N. Commonwealth and Del Monte mines (Tuscarora), and, 1893, of Commonwealth and Nevada Queen mines (Tuscarora). General manager (under John Hays Hammond), of 8 deep level mines, Johannesburg, Transvaal, 1895-1906.

General superintendent New Jersey Zinc Company, 1906-1930. Vice president Sussex County Trust Company, Franklin, New Jersey Acting construction engineering of the Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, Ltd. Home: Oakland, Calif.


Married Ann E. Bobertson, June 15, 1882. Children: Bessie Margery, Mary Helen, Robert Mayo.

Henry Wadhams Catlin

Mary Cobb (Mayo) Catlin

Ann E. Bobertson

Bessie Margery Catlin

Mary Helen Catlin

Robert Mayo Catlin