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Rockwell, Samuel; civil engineer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1847; son of William and Susan Lawrence Prince Rockwell; educated, Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School, 1873; Ph. B.; married, St. Joseph, Mo., June 7, 1881, Cordelia Ann Geiger; issue, four sons and one daughter; business career, 1873-1877, resident engineer D. L. & W. R. R., Hoboken, N. J.; built tunnel through Bergen Hill and other changes of line and separation of grade work; 1877-1881, contractor; 1881-1882, asst. city engineer, Kansas City, Mo.; 1882-1884, principal asst. engineer, St. Paul Water Works; 1884-1887, locating and constructing engineer, St. Paul & M. & M. R. R.; 1887-1890, chief engineer, Eastern Minnesota By. Co.; 1890, chief engineer, extension of A. T. & S. F. R. R. to San Francisco; 1891, chief engineer, Duluth & Winnipeg R. R.; 1891-1899, engineer M. S. Division, L. S. & M. S. R. R., at Toledo; 1899-1904, principal asst. engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. at Cleveland; 1904-1905, asst. chief engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co.; 1905-1913, consulting engineer, L. S. & M. S. R. R., Cleveland, O.; member American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Railway Engineering Ass’n; Mason; member Athletic and Mayfield Clubs. Recreations: Hunting and Fishing.