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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Ralph Poe

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Poe, Joseph Ralph; civil engineer; born, Brooklyn, O., Aug. 10, 1877; son of Joseph Charles and Elizabeth Dundas Smith Poe; educated, Cleveland public schools, Case School of Applied Science, degrees of Bachelor of Science, 1901, and Civil Engineer, 1905; married, Cleveland, Sept. 7, 1904, Ottilia Ida Obert; issue, Joseph M. Poe and Ida O. Poe; 1897, employed by City of Cleveland helping to lay out City Park System along Rockefeller Parkway and Shaker Heights; with Brown Hoisting Machine Co., designing and detailing several large coal and ore-handling installations, including a coal unloading crane for the Panama Canal; with The Forest City Steel & Iron Co., on several large mill and office buildings, including the Rockefeller Bldg.; with Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Co., as chief draughtsman of structural dept., on coal and ore-handling machinery; has had personal supervision of one 100-ton Floating Crane, two 150-ton Floating Cranes, four beam and four Chamber Cranes for the United States Government at Panama; member American Society of Civil Engineers, Cleveland Engineering Socity, Chamber of Industry, and Lakewood Tennis Club. Recreation: Racing of Homing Pigeons.

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