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William Beach Palmer

civil engineer.

William Beach Palmer, American civil engineer. Member Connecticut Society of Commerce.E. (Executive Committee 1891-1896, past president).


Palmer, William Beach was born on September 22, 1854 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Theophilus Middlebrook and Comfort Anna (Middlebrook) Palmer.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Scientific School (Yale), 1876.


In architectural work, 1876-1878. Assistant engineer with B. H. Hull, Bridgeport, 1878-1880. Div. engineer Lehigh & Hudson River R.R., 1880-1884.

Principal assistant engineer Cincinnati, Van Wert & Michigan R.R., Citizens Water Company, Bridgeport, and other water companies in Connecticut, since 1884. Location engineer Connecticut Western R.R., New York, Bridgeport & Eastern R.R., Shore Line Electric R.R. Acted as chief engineer Fitchburg R.R. resurvey, Winsted Water Power Improvement Company, Housatonic Power Company, at Zoar Bridge, Rockingham Park & Track (Salem, N.H.).

Civil engineering and surveying work on various projects since 1900. Chief engineer W. B. Palmer Engineering corporation since 1930. Lay-out and town planning of “Rivercliffe,” Devon, Connecticut, and “Middlebury Shores” and “Long-Lake-Park,” Middlebury, Connecticut.

Survey and engineering of New United States Post Office Building, Bridgeport.


Member Connecticut Society of Commerce.E. (Executive Committee 1891-1896, past president). Clubs: Bridgeport, University.


Married Sarah Louise Clark, of Bridgeport, January 12, 1909.

Theophilus Middlebrook Palmer

Comfort Anna (Middlebrook) Palmer

Sarah Louise Clark