The biographical information below has been drawn from a variety of primary and / or secondary sources as stated in the headings. It may have been obtained by different people at different times from different information repositories. The material is grouped by source and the sources are presented in alphabetical order.
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Census of England and Wales, 1911
Number of Schedule: 344
Residence: 139 Osmaston Road, Derby.
[living with parents - see SCRCA Project: Biographical information for Peter Service McCallum]
Occupation: Civil Engineer for Railway Company.
Age last birthday: 28, Single
Institution of Civil Engineers, Form A, for election
(application to become an Associate Member of the I.C.E. - extract of key details only)
Robert Towson McCallum of 139 Osmaston Road, Derby . . . born on the twenty-second day of October 1882
Educated at Derby School . . . Period 6 years 1894 to 1900.
Pupilage under the late Mr J. A. McDonald M.I.C.E. Period 3 years 1900 and 1903 + 1906 to present time [8th October 1907].
Scientific Training at Kings College, London University between 1904 and 1906.
At the present time [8th October 1907] engaged as Assistant in New Works Office, Engn'r Dept. Midland Rly.
History sheets of clerical staff who retired between the years 1923 and 1937.
[RAIL 426/14 3. Held by The National Archives, Kew. Former references: in its original department: LMS 15/14 (1-5) (Public Record)]
Name: McCallum Robert Towson
Department: Chief Engineer's (Midland)
|Appointments, advances, etc.||Salary £||Date|
|Entered service: Asst. New Works Derby||60||1/9/1902|
|Assistant New Works Derby||80||1/1/1904|
|Resigned to take Degree||30/9/1904|
|Assistant New Works Derby||100||26/11/1906|
|Assistant Northern Division||15/12/1910|
|Asst. Northern Division||160||1/1/1912|
|Asst. Western Division||26/2/1912|
|Resumed as Chf. Asst. N.Divl..Engr.Leeds||430||13/9/1920|
|Temporarily assisting Central Divn. Derby||3/4/1922|
|Chf. Asst. N.Divl..Engr.Leeds||3/5/1923|
|Res. Engr. Barnt Green||19/3/1924|
|Res. Engr. Derby||13/3/1925|
|New Works Asst. Derby (40229)||750||5/1/1927|
|Asst. to Div: Mgr: Derby (40430)||850||1/4/1929|
|Dist. Engineer, Derby South (40640 40650)||1,000||1/1/1932|
McCALLUM Robert Towson of Pennfield Pen-lane Melbourne Derbyshire died 19 May 1934 Probate Nottingham 4 September to Gwenyth Mary McCallum widow Percy McCallum railway official and Arthur Sidney Moore solicitor. Effects £3531 17s. 8d.
As yet, no primary sources have been found that directly connect this individual with the Skipton - Settle - Appleby - Carlisle area.
The summary above was complied by Mark R. Harvey from information kindly provided by a number of individuals including Dave Harris ( Study Centre Co-ordinator, Midland Railway Study Centre, Derby) and members of the Midland Railway Society.