Biographical Sketch of Wilbur J. Watson
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Watson, Wilbur J.; civil engineer; born, Berea, O., April 5, 1871; son of D. R. and Maria Parker Watson; educated, public schools of Berea, Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, B. S. (C. S. A. S.), S. E. (C. S. A. S.); married, Cleveland, 1900, Harriet Martha Barnes; issue, two daughters; five years in engineering dept. of L. S. & M. S. Ry.; nine years as asst. engineer for consulting engineering firms; last six years engaged in consulting, designing and supervising work in connection with construction of bridges and buildings for cities, counties, railroads and private corporations, etc.; work covers entire eastern part of the United States; has offices in New York and Charlotte, N. C., as well as Cleveland; connected with construction of Rocky River bridge, New City Hall and many other buildings in Cleveland; chief engineer and mgr. Wilbur J. Watson & Co.; member American Society of Civil Engineers, Cleveland Engineering Society, American Railway Engineering Ass’n, American Electric R. R. Society, Ohio Engineering Society, Chamber of Commerce, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi Fraternity (Honorary), Cleveland Athletic Club; Grandfather Watson settled in Cuyahoga County in 1832, and Grandfather Parker in Medina County in 1828.