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William Pharo Wiltsee

civil engineer

William Pharo Wiltsee, American civil engineer. member American Society for Testing Materials, American Wood Preservers Association, Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Association (ex-president), American Railway Engineering Association (Vice-President, director, Chairman of Commission on track 1918-1925, president 1933-1934), Holland Society (New York).; Club: Cincinnati (Cincinnati).

Background

Wiltsee, William Pharo was born on May 30, 1878 in Cincinnati. Son of Charles Spinning and Ida Belle (Hood) Wiltsee.

Education

Educated grammar and high schools.

Career

Rodman, transitman, draftsman, resident engineer, etc., for various lines, 1895-1901. With Norfolk & Western Railway Company, since 1901, successively draftsman, chief draftsman to engineer of branch lines, assistant engineer with engineer branch lines, 1903-1912, assistant engineer maintenance and construction, 1912-1916, assistant engineer assigned to office of chief engineer on special maintenance of way matters, etc., 1916-1922, principal assistant engineer, 1922, acting chief engineer, 1923, chief engineer, 1924-1949, retired In charge of extensive tide-water improvements at Norfolk, Virginia, 1912-1915, and improvements calling for large expenditures annually from 1925. Director First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Roanoke.

Past president Roanoke Hospital Association, Hospital Service Association of Roanoke. Life member American Society Civil Engineers. Member American Society for Testing Materials, American Wood Preservers Association, Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Association (ex-president), American Railway Engineering Association (Vice-President, director, Chairman of Commission on track 1918-1925, president 1933-1934), Holland Society (New York).

Membership

Member American Society for Testing Materials, American Wood Preservers Association, Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Association (ex-president), American Railway Engineering Association (Vice-President, director, Chairman of Commission on track 1918-1925, president 1933-1934), Holland Society (New York). Club: Cincinnati (Cincinnati).

Connections

Married Viola Bertha Day, January 24, 1900 (died August 1942).; married second, Agnes Gray, September 1, 1943. Children: Virginia Agnes (Mistress.

father:
Charles Spinning Wiltsee

mother:
Ida Belle (Hood) Wiltsee

spouses:
Viola Bertha Day

Agnes Gray

child:
Virginia Agnes (Mrs Wiltsee