Herbert, Frederick D.
The following data is extracted from Herbert Family Papers.
HERBERT, FREDERICK DAVIS, engineer and manufacturer, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 16, 1873, son of Wilbur Fisk and Charlotte Amelia (Weekes) Herbert. The family was established in America by Thomas Herbert, a native of England, who was granted a patent for 500 acres of land in Rappahannock County, Va., in 1663. His wife, Bridget, came with him from England, and from them the descent is through their son Thomas and his wife Mary (Davis) Herbert; Richard and Martha (Dorset) Herbert; Richard and Mary (Dorset) Herbert; Joseph and Frances (Hand) Herbert, and Isaac and Emeline (Rushmore) Herbert, the grandparents of Frederick D. Herbert. His great-grandfather organized and was colonel of a Brooklyn regiment in the War of 1812. His father was for many years secretary-treasurer of the Providence & Stonington Steamship Co. in New York City. The son attended Adelphi Academy and was graduated M. E. at Cornell University in 1897. His first professional employment was with the Harland & Hollingsworth Shipyard, Wilmington, Del., where he remained until 1900.
Returning to New York, he served as editor of the magazine “Marine Engineering” during 1900—05. He was associated with the Allis-Chalmers Co. during 1905-07 and since the latter year has been connected with the Terry Steam Turbine Co. of Hartford, Conn., as, successively, manager, general sales manager and manager of the marine department. The Terry Steam Turbine Co., a $10,000,000 corporation, is one of the foremost manufacturers of steam turbines for both merchant and naval ships. As the head of its marine department Mr. Herbert has been connected with the development of an extensive line of turbine auxiliary machinery. He has also been associated with the Kearfott Engineering Co., Inc., of New York City, since 1918. This company was organized in 1916 by William D. Kearfott to contract for marine machinery and equipment, but on his death Mr. Herbert book over the control of the company. Under this management it has specialized in metal airports, window frames and bronze casements for ships and has become preeminent in its field. Window detail in marine architecture had been
Source: Herbert Family Papers