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 Isaac Newton Jr.

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Isaac Newton Jr.

Birth
New York, USA
Death 25 Sep 1884 (aged 47)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 77, Lot 1912
Memorial ID 84872246 View Source
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Born in New York City, studied Civil engineering and practical mechanical engineering at New York University. Assisted John Ericsson in the design and construction of the ironclad Monitor and served as first engineer during the encounter with the Merrimac. Later, he was consulting engineer for a coal and iron mining concern in Pennsylvania. Employed by the Canadian government, he made plans for the drainage of Margaree Lake in Nova Scotia. Assisted in the development of the NY City waterfront 1871-1872. Engineer of the Rapid Transit Commission of NYC, and Trustee of the Brooklyn Bridge. At the age of 47, he committed suicide in a fit of melancholia caused by mounting health, personal, and financial problems. At the time of his death, he was Chief Engineer of the Department of Public Works of New York City.


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Isaac Newton
Aug. 4, 1837
Sept. 25, 1884


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  • Created by: Bob Collins
  • Added: 12 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 84872246
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84872246/isaac-newton : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Newton Jr. (4 Aug 1837–25 Sep 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 84872246, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Bob Collins (contributor 46530203) .