|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1870|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1948|
Obituary: The Baltimore Sun November 27, 1948
Arthur O. Babendreir, inventor, teacher and mechanical engineer, died early yesterday in his home at 3020 Reisterstown road after a four week illness.
Mr. Babendreier, a pioneer in the fields of automobile design, underground wiring for streetcars and other modern developments, had been associated during his life with the Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Institute and the Baltimore Water Department.
At the time of his last illness, he still was a part time member of the teachig staff of the Maryland Institute. Since the death of his wife early this year, Mr. Babendreier had been in failing health, although his illness did not reach an acute stage until last month.
Graduated from Polytechnic
Mrs. Babendreier, the former Miss Ada A. Schneider, was a sister of Mrs. Hans Schuler.
Mr. Babendreier was born in Baltimore 78 years ago, the son of the late Louis and Sophia Babendreier. He was graduated with the first senior class with Polytechnic Institute and at once began his exploration of the rapidly developing field of mechanical engineering.
He was associated for many years with the Baltimore City Water Department, with special attention to engineering problems. He was certified with developing the modern type of fire hydrant and with introducing other improvements in equipment and technique.
In addition to his work in the field of applied engineering, Mr. Babendreier for many years was a teacher in both the Market street and Mount Royal avenue branches of the Maryland Institute. He also was an instructor in the department of engineering at the Johns Hopkins University for a period of 25 years before his retirement in 1945.
Patron of Omega Delta Kappa
During the association with the Hopkins, Mr. Babendreier was made a patron of Omega Delta Kappa, an honorary mechanical engineering fraternity.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., Monday at his home. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Fritz O. Evers, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Mr. Babendreier is survived by three daughters and four grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Roland Trautmann, of Darby, Pa., Mrs. Carl Powers, of Cliffside, N.J. and Mrs. Charles Buck, of Baltimore.
Louis Babendreier (1823 - 1888)
Ada Schneider Babendreier (1875 - 1948)
Loudon Park Cemetery
Plot: Section Laurel Hill
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