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erection of a blast furnace at Bristol, Tenn.

In December, 1890, Mr. Greene was engaged as Engineer in charge
of the construction of the terminal pier at Atlantic Highlands, N. J.,
for the Central Railroad of New Jersey. He afterward went to Con-
necticut as Assistant Engineer on the location of about 30 miles of
railroad, under the late Joseph Norton Greene, M. Am. Soc. C. E.,
as Chief Engineer.

In November, 1892, Mr. Greene entered the employ of the New
Jersey Steel and Iron Company as Assistant Engineer. He was pro-
moted, until at the time of the incorporation of the American Bridge
Company, he was in charge of erection in the New York District.

In July, 1901, he was appointed Erection Manager of the Pitts-
burgh Division for the American Bridge Company, which position he

* Memoir prepared by the Secretary from information on file at the Society



held at the time of his death. While serving in this capacity, Mr.
Greene had charge of the erection of many important structures and
had invented a number of important erection devices which are

He died of pneumonia at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa., on February
2d, 1917, after a brief illness, and is survived by his widow.

Mr. Greene was elected an Associate Member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers, on June 5th, 1895.


yyiLLIAM HERBERT HYDE, Assoc. M. Am. Soc. C. E*

Died April 15th, 1917.

William Herbert Hyde, the son of Peter Lowe and Anne Elizabeth
(Copcutt) Hyde, and the grandson of the late John Copcutt, of
Yonkers, N. Y., was born at the latter place on December 15th, 1874.
He was of English descent, one great-grandfather having been an
officer (Captain) in the Revolution and another in the War of 1812.
Both his grandfather and his father were engaged in the mahogany
and hardwood export and import business in New York City.

Mr. Hyde received his education at the public and grammar schools,
and the Yonkers High School, and, in 1895, entered the employ of the
New Y'ork Central and Hudson River Railroad as Chainman in the
Chief Engineer's Department, advancing to Assistant Engineer of the
Maintenance of Way Department in 1898. From that time until 1901
he served on location and construction with the Erie Transit Com-
pany and the Panama Railroad; on topographical work and estimates
for the Barge Canal, New York State; and as Assistant Engineer
in the Atlantic City, N. J., Water Department.

During- 1901 'Mr. Hyde was engaged in surveying and contracting
work, being associated with Pittsburgh interests. In April, 1902, he
entered the contracting field, forming a partnership with his father-
in-law, Mr. W. F. Patterson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and specialized in
shaft and underground improvement work.

During the last ten years, he had conducted his business alone,
his operations including coal shafts in Pennsylvania, West Vir-
ginia, Nova Scotia, and Alberta, Canada. He built many fine concrete-
lined pumping stations underground and successfully completed con-
tracts for such firms as the New River Company, The Berwind- White
Company, The Ragland Coal Company, and others of equal standing.
He often contributed articles of merit to leading engineering and
mining journals, and has been freely quoted as an authority in works
on coal mine engineering.

Mr. Hyde died at Scarboro, W. Ya., on Sunday, April 15th, 1917.
from a bullet wound received while attempting to place an imruly
workman under arrest.

He was married on February 15th, 1903, to Miss C. Virginia,
daughter of Walter F. Patterson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who, with four
young children, survives him.

Mr. Hyde was a member of the Sous of the Revolution. He was
elected a Junior of the American Society of Civil Engineers on
April 30th, 1901, and an Associate Member on June 4th, 1902.

* Memoir prepared by S. M. Van Loan, M. Am. Soc. C. E.



Died May 16th, 1916.

Jose Petronio Katigbak was born at Lipa, Batangas, Philippine
Islands, on October 4tli, 1879. His parents, Mariano Katigbak and
Isabel (Macarandang) Katigbak, both of Lipa, Batangas, were wealthy
hacienderos, and belonged to the most prominent families in the

His preliminary education was obtained in the Ateneo Municipal
de Manila, a school conducted by the Jesuit Order, from which he
was graduated, with the degree of B. A., in 1896, at the head of his

He then studied medicine for one year in the University of
Sto. Tomas, Manila, but this not being to his liking, he decided to
study engineering, and while preparing himself to go abroad, he taught
Spanish literature in the High School of his native town during 1898
and 1899, his services being given free for the benefit of his countrymen.
Mr. Katigbak then went to Europe and traveled extensively through
France, Italy, Germany, and England, and, in 1900, entered King's
College of the University of London, from which he was graduated in
June, 1903, with the degree of Qualified Civil Engineer and the Certifi-
cate of Distinction.

He then entered the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard
University and was graduated with the degree of S. B. in Engineering,
in June, 1904.

Subsequent to his graduation, he took the 1904 Special Summer
Course at Harvard, specializing in Plane, Railroad, and Geodetic Sur-
veying. On finishing this course, Mr. Katigbak entered the employ of
S. D. Warren and Company, of Westbrook, Mass., remaining with
that company for 7 months in the capacity of Draftsman, Surveyor and

In 1905, he returned to his native land and obtained a position
with the Bureau of Public Works, where he was employed for about
4 months as Transitman, laying out the City of Baguio in accordance
with the plans prepared by G. E. Burnham, Assoc. M. Am. Soc. C. E.
On February 5th, 1906, Mr. Katigbak was transferred to the De-
partment of Engineering and Public Works of the City of Manila,
and remained in the service of the City until his death. His promotion
was rapid, as may be seen from his service record: February 5th, 1906,
Surveyor (temporary) ; July 1st, 1906, Transitman (probationary) ;
April 1st, 1907, Assistant Engineer; May 1st, 1908, Chief Surveyor;
June 1st, 1910, Second Assistant City Engineer; June 3d, 1910, Instruc-

* Memoir prepared by A. Gideon, M. Am. Soc. C. E.


tor in Graphics, University of the Philippines, in addition to his other
duties; October 1st, 1911, Superintendent of Streets and Bridges;
March 4th, 1914, First Assistant City Engineer.

On several occasions, during the absence of the City Engineer,
Mr. Katigbak was Acting City Engineer, and, as such. Acting Member
of the Municipal Board. He was a faithful, conscientious, and hard
worker, although he was not very robust. The continuous strain of
his official duties undermined his health, and, in May, 1916, he left
Manila on a short vacation to his home town to recuperate. "While
there, he contracted typhoid fever. He came back to Manila and had
the benefit of the best medical talent, but his health was so under-
mined that he succumbed to the disease, and died on the morning
of May 16th, 1916.

Mr. Katigbak's talents were varied, and he took a great interest
in the fine arts, such as painting, poetry, etc. His paintings, while
still a student in the Ateneo de Manila, now decorate the walls in
several Government offices.

He was of a very happy disposition, and had many friends both
in and out of official life, and his death was mourned by the whole
population of the Philippine Islands. On the day of his funeral, all
flags in Manila were half-masted, and all the City offices were closed.
More than 20 000 people were in the funeral cortege. Among the
honorary pall-bearers, were the Mayor and the Municipal Board, the
chiefs of all the City offices. Justices of the Supreme Court, and
many prominent men in civil life. The route of the procession for
some miles was decorated with palms and thronged with sympathizers.
The following bodies, organizations, and offices marched in the
funeral procession: Department of Engineering and Public Works;
the Municipal Board of Manila; Local Members of the American
Society of Civil Engineers; The Society of Engineers and Architects
of the Philippines; The Columbian Association; the Bureau of Public
Works, and many other organizations.

The Municipal Board, by resolution, set aside a plot for the
deceased in the area reserved for the burial of illustrious and heroic
dead, and, in addition, adopted the following resolution of condolence:

"Excerpt from the Minutes of the Municipal Board of May 16, 1916.

"Whereas, the Almighty in His Infinite wisdom has seen fit to
remove from our midst our most esteemed friend and former public
official, Mr. Jose P. Katigbak, who departed this life Tuesday, May
16th, 1916; and

"Whereas, it is the desire of this Body to express its condolence
to the family, friends, and relatives of the deceased and its appreciation
to the public generally of the efficient manner in which his services
to the City of Manila as a public official had always been performed;
now, therefore, be it


"Resolved: That the sincere sympathy and condolence of the
Municipal Board be, and the same hereby are, extended to the imme-
diate family, relatives, and friends of the late Jose P. Katigbak and
that an expression of commiseration be tendered to them in this,
their hour of bereavement ; and be it further

"Resolved: That this Body do, and it hereby does, publicly express
its keen appreciation for the manifold labors performed by him as a
City official; for the betterment of conditions in the City of Manila;
and be it further

"Resolved: That the flag at the City Hall building be displayed at
half-mast until the funeral day, inclusive, on which date the flags on
all City buildings shall be similarly displayed; and be it further

"Resolved: That a certified copy of these resolutions be sent to the
widow and father of the deceased and to His Excellency, the Governor-
General ; and be it further

"Resolved: That this Board attend in a body the funeral ceremonies
to be held over the remains of our departed friend."

At a later session of the Board, it was decided to name one of
the principal streets, facing the New Luneta, Katigbak Boulevard.

Mr. Katigbak was married, in 1910, to Miss Trinidad Buenaventura,
who, together with his father, two brothers, and one sister, survives
him. He was very fond of children and his greatest regret was that
he had no issue.

Mr. Katigbak was a member of The Institute of Engineers and
Architects of the Philippine Islands, of which he was the first Presi-
dent. He was also a member and one of the foiinders of the Philippine
Columbian Association, a society made up of Filipinos who have
received college degrees in the United States.

Mr. Katigbak was elected an Associate Member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers on April 1st, 1914.


GEORGE GERE MacCRACKEN, Assoc. M. Am. Soc. C. £.=•

Died August 1st, 1913.

George Gere MacCracken, the son of Henry Mitchell MacCracken
(Chancellor Emeritus of New York University), and Catherine (Hub-
bard) MacCracken, and a grandson of the Rev. John Steele
MacCracken, of Ohio, and the Rev. Thomas Swan Hubbard, of Ver-
mont, was born on March 8th, 1878, at Toledo, Ohio.

He was educated at the Lyons Collegiate Institute, Broadway and
21st Street, New York City, and, in 1894, entered the New York
University School of Applied Science, from which he was graduated
in 1898 with the degree of B. S., receiving the degree of C. E,, in
1899. He was Inman Fellow at New York University during the col-
lege year of 1898-99, and also took special courses in electricity at the
Columbia University School of Mines. In 1899, he was awarded the
Hoe Sanitary Engineering Prize for the best work in sanitary inves-

In 1899, Mr. MacCracken was appointed to the Engineering Staff
of the Manhattan Railway Company. He remained with that Com-
pany until 1902, when he became Assistant Engineer of the Inter-
borough Rapid Transit Company, holding that position until 1908.
His principal work with these companies was the supervision of
the construction of the Elevated Railway Terminal Yards at 159th
Street and the Harlem River and at Third Avenue and 179th Street.
These yards cost about $500 000 and required very skillful engineering.

In 1908, he organized the Alboro Contracting Company, of which
he became President, and, later, the MacCracken, Hauer, Terry Com-
pany, engaging in the general contracting business.

Mr. MacCracken was of large and commanding presence and was
possessed of a genial nature, although rather exclusive in his choice
of associates. His thorough preparation for engineering work, coupled
with his industrious and conscientious nature, gave promise of sub-
stantial accomplishment.

He lost his life by drowning off Glen Cove, Long Island, on August
1st, 1913, having been stricken by heart failure after the exertion
of bringing his launch through a severe storm on Long Island Sound.
He was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, at Tarrytown, N. Y.

Mr. MacCracken was married on April 29th, 1907, to Martha J.
Hall, the daughter of the late John H. Hall, who, with one son,
Williston Ward MacCracken, born in 1910, survives him.

* Memoir prepared by George H. Pegram, President, Am. Soc. C. E., and Charles
H. Snow, M. Am. Soc. C. E.


During his college course, Mr. MacCracken was a member of the
Psi Upsilon Fraternity, the Red Dragon Senior Society, and the
Chemical Society, and was President of the Engineering Society.
Later, he was a Trustee of the American Savings Bank of New York,
and a member of the Railroad Club and the Psi Upsilon Club.

Mr. MacCracken was elected a Junior of the American Society
of Civil Engineers on February 5th, 1901, and an Associate Member
on February 3d, 1904.



Died July 12th, 1916.

Stanley Hastings McMullen, the third son of the late H. D.
McMullen, was born at Aurora, Ind., on June 4th, 1872. He received
his early education in the public schools of his home town, leaving the
High School to enter the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis,
Md., in May, 1893. He was obliged, on account of ill health, to leave
the Naval Academy during his third year, and in September, 1895,
he entered Purdue University where he took the course in Civil Engi-

In May, 1899, Mr. McMullen entered the employ of the Illinois
Central Railroad Company, as Track Apprentice. He remained with
this Company until September, 1903, having attained the position of
Resident Engineer in charge of construction. He was obliged to go
West on account of his health and from September, 1904, to January,
1905, was engaged with the State Engineer of Colorado on the Colorado-
Kansas Irrigation suit then before the Courts. On his return East
he served as Division Engineer on 14 miles of construction for the
Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Line, from April to December,

In January, 1907, Mr. McMullen went to El Paso, Tex., where he
was engaged in private surveying until March of that year, when he
was appointed City Engineer of Aurora, Ind. He held that position
until October, 1907, during which time he planned the sewer system
for that city and many street improvements.

Mr. McMullen then returned to Colorado and served as Assistant
Engineer with the Denver Reservoir and Irrigation Company until
January, 1908, when he returned to Anderson, Ind., to engage in the
private practice of engineering.

In September, 1913, he accepted a position as Assistant City Engi-
neer and Draftsman at El Paso, Tex., which he held until April, 1915.
Mr. McMullen afterward devoted his time to private practice in and
around El Paso, and also at Lake City, Fla., until May, 1916, when
he returned to Jeffersonville, Ind., fully intending within a short time
to return to Orlando, Fla., where he had accepted a position. His
health had been failing for some time and at the urgent request of
his family he entered Christ Hospital, at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he
died after an operation undertaken in a last effort to save his life.

In 1901 he was married to Miss Laura Frank, of Jeffersonville,
Ind., who, with his three brothers, survives him.

* Memoir prepared by the Secretary from information on file at the Society


Mr. McMullen was regarded as an engineer of exceptional ability
and his work was always highly commended by his superiors. Owing
to the fact that he was obliged, on account of his health, to live and
work in many different parts of the country, his experience covered
almost every phase of engineering work. He was a man of indom-
itable will power and of strong convictions, never hesitating to stand
up for that which he deemed to be right or to oppose that which he
considered wrong. He was a loyal and devoted member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church which he had joined in his youth, and he will be
greatly missed by his family, his friends, and associates.

Mr. McMullen was a member of the Indiana Engineering Society,
and was elected an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers on November 3d, 1915.


Died February 15th, 1916.

Philip Henry Partliesius, the eldest son of Dorathea Jordan and
Julius Parthesius, was born at Troy, N. Y., on December 15th, 1S81.
He received his early education in the public schools of Troy and,
later, attended the Ilensselaer Polytechnic Institute, from which he
was graduated with high honors in 1904, receiving the degree of Civil

Mr. Parthesius began his professional work in the Bridge and
Construction Department of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, at
Steelton, Pa., remaining there about a year. On leaving this work,
he became Assistant Engineer on the construction of a large extension
to the water-works system of Troy, N. Y. In this capacity, he was
engaged in the building of storage reservoirs, pipe lines, dams, con-
trolling works, etc. On the completion of this work which took about
3 years, Mr. Parthesius became connected with the New York State
Civil Service Commission at Albany, in the capacity of Engineering
Examiner, and, in October, 1913, he was made Assistant Chief
Examiner of this Commission.

While with the Civil Service Commission, he had much to do with
the preparation and rating of examinations for engineering positions
in all State Departments, including those of the State Engineer and
Surveyor, Public Service Commission, and the Highway Department,
all of which required a large number of men to handle the extensive
work on the Barge Canal, New York City subways, and the improved
highway systems.

Mr. Parthesius was a wide reader and a keen student; a man of
calm, even temperament, a true friend and gentleman, who possessed
the confidence and respect of those who had the pleasure of his acquaint-
ance. His early demise removed from the Profession one who was
deeply devoted to his work, and who was just entering the pathway
leading to a successful career in engineering work. His sudden illness
and death was deeply lamented by a wide circle of friends and asso-
ciates. He died on February 15th, 1916, after a brief illness.

Mr. Parthesius was unmarried, and is survived by his mother and
one brother, Henry J. Parthesius, also a civil engineer.

He was a member of the Albany Society of Civil Engineers and
of the Eastern Society of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Parthesius was elected an Associate Member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers on November 1st, 1910.

* Memoir prepared by H. O. Schermerhorn, Assoc. M. Am. Soc. C. B., Troy, N. Y.



Died May 7th, 1917.

Lewis Roberts Pomeroy was born at Port Byron, N. Y., on February
5th, 1857, but his early life was spent in Milwaukee, Wis., where his
father was in business. In his fifteenth year he came East, and
attended school at the Irving Institute in Tarrytown, N. Y., for one
year. His subsequent education was obtained entirely by his own
efforts, for, from this time, he supported himself by filling various
clerical positions until, in 1880, he became Secretary and Treasurer
of the Suburban Rapid Transit Company, which position he filled
until 1886.

From 1886 to 1895 Mr. Pomeroy was with the Carnegie Steel
Company, during which time he introduced basic boiler steel for
locomotives and special forgings. He was a painstaking student of
locomotives and locomotive details, and exerted a strong and effective
influence in improving such materials and in the detailed design of
locomotives. Subsequently, he was engaged in the same kind of
work jointly for the Cambria Steel Company and the Latrobe Steel
Company. From 1899 to 1902, he was Assistant General Manager of
the Schenectady Locomotive Works, and from 1902 to 1908, he was
representative in the railway field for the General Electric Company.

Engineers owe Mr. Pomeroy a debt of gratitude for his studies in
the electrification of steam railroads, for his knowledge and experience
enabled him to reveal many important phases of this problem. His
earlier work in connection with electric power in railroad and manu-
facturing shops was of great importance in methods of modernization,
and he v/as undoubtedly among the highest authorities on railroad
shop layouts and eqiiipment.

Mr. Pomeroy's next appointment was as Assistant to the President
of the Safety Car Heating and Lighting Company, and, subsequently,
he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Railway and Industrial
Divisions of J. G. White and Company. In June, 1914, he was
appointed Manager of the New York Sales Office of the United States
Light and Heating Company, but later opened an office as Consulting
Engineer in New York City.

Mr. Pomeroy had been in the railway and railway supply business
for more than thirty-five years, and many officials and engineers,
especially those connected with railroads and railroad developments,
will sadly miss his friendly helpfulness. His own wide engineering
knowledge came through painstaking study, experience, and contact.

* Memoir prepared by George M. Basford, Esq., New York City.

1812 mem6ik of lewis eoberts pomerot

His kindly nature was attracted to yoiing men who were struggling
to succeed; his natural desire was to encourage and aid them, and to
lead them to improve and to take important places in the world's work.
Would that we had more men inspired as he was with the desire
to help others! It became an important part of Mr. Pomeroy's life-
work to discover young engineers of ability and to bring them to the
front, and this will be to him an enduring monument.

His death, which was very sudden, occurred at his home in East
Orange, N. J., on May 7th, 1917. He is survived by his wife and two

Mr. Pomeroy was elected an Associate of the American Society
of Civil Engineers on April 2d, 1890.


WILLIAM THOMAS SHAW, Assoc. M. Am. Soc. C. E.*

Died February 26th, 1916.

William Thomas Shaw, a son of Ebenezer A. and Betsey S. (Dun-
ham) Shaw, was born in Middleborough, Mass., on May 6th, 1880. His
father was a veteran of the Civil War.

From the local schools, Mr. Shaw went to Dartmouth College where,
as at home, he was a renowned exponent of the National game, filling
the positions of pitcher and first baseman on the 'Varsity nine. He was
a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and of the Senior Society,
Casque and Gauntlet.

After receiving the degree of B. S., in 1904, he entered the Thayer
School of Civil Engineering, an associated school at Hanover, JST. H.,
founded in 1871 by Gen. Sylvanus Thayer, father of the United States
Military Academy. There he was well grounded in the fundamentals
of Civil Engineering, under the directorship of that able and scholarly
professor, Robert Fletcher, M. Am. Soc. C. E. Mr. Shaw rounded out
his education by spending the summer and fall of 1904 in surveying;
the spring of 1905 as Aide on the Forestry Survey of Dartmouth Col-
lege Grant, Coos County, New Hampshire; and from June to Novem-

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