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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur John Showell Taunton (1888-1974)

Engineer.

Born at Solihull, Warwickshire, England on 17 August 1888, son of Richar Arthur Taunton and Mary Showell, he emigrated to Canada and obtained an engineering degree from the University of Manitoba in 1912. After working for several years in the bridge department of the Canadian National Railway, he came the District Bridge Engineer wiht the Provincial Bridge Commision. In 1924, he served as President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba. In April 1946, he joined the City of Winnipeg Engineering Department as Deputy City Engineer and Bridge Engineer. He retired in August 1958. He died at West Vancouver, British Columbia on 19 March 1974.

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. De Pauw, 1993.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2013

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