James Fowler
Dwelling #29 - Boarding House ?
Group Number 2

Group Members

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No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Fowler James Husband Engineer


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
473 1862-1909 James Fowler had a foundary/engineering business in Mosgeil

James Fowler had a foundary/engineering business in Mosgeil

474 1896 Mr Fowler working on the new Bannockburn Bridge

Mr Fowlers company won the contract to supply and install steelwork for the new Bannockburn Bridge, (id #155 the MacAndrew bridge) after the previous bridge (#153) was destroyed by fire.

475 1896 James Fowler arrives in Bannockburn

It appears that James Fowler came to Bannockburn to supervise the erection of the bridge steelwork and lived in dwelling #29. It is not clear whether he lived here with his family, on his own, or with his steelwork crew.

476 1897 New bridge officially re-opened

On July 9, the rebuilt bridge was officially re-opened. Mr Fowler may have returned to Mosgeil at this time. He was involved in the construction of some of the bridges on the Otago railway.

477 1909 Mr Fowler sold his foundary

In 1909, James Fowler sold his foundary business in Mosgeil, and he moved to Timaru, where he is buried.


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