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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel
Birth: Apr. 25, 1769
Hacqueville
Departement de l'Eure
Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Dec. 17, 1849
Greater London, England

Inventor, engineer and architect, father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (q.v.). Emigrated from France to America 1793 becoming Chief Architect of New York. Arrived in England 1799 and developed machinery for the cotton industry, printing and shipbuilding. The latter greatly improved the efficiency of the British naval dockyards. His greatest project was the construction of the first tunnel under the Thames, still used by the underground railway, which took 18 years in construction (1825-1843) and for which he was knighted in 1841. However the strain of this work induced a paralysis of which he eventually died. (bio by: David Conway) 
 
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  Emma Joan Brunel Harrison (1802 - 1883)*
 
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Cause of death: Paralysis
 
Burial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
Plot: Square 41, Row 1, Grave 8590
 
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Record added: Jun 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22717
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
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- Jackie Howard
 Added: Apr. 25, 2013
Happy birthday Sir Marc. This is quite a coincidence as I just read about you in the John Jakes novel "North and South"
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Apr. 25, 2013
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