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Sydney E. Junkins Co. (1917-)

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1917-

The Sydney E. Junkins Company was incorporated in 1917 to construct railways, bridges, aqueducts, wharves and buildings with $ 400,000 capital by Sidney E. Jenkins, Humphrey R. Drummons and Hay and Alexander J. Milligan of Winnipeg, Canada.

Sydney E. Junkins was born in Union, New Hampshire in 1867. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887 with an AB degree and in 1890 with an AM degree. He taught school in Newport, NH and Quincy, MA for a few years after graduation, but was also active in engineering projects with J.F. Springfield, between 1884 and 1886. Between 1898 and 1914, he joined the firm of Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. in New York where he eventually rose to the positions of Vice President and Director. He founded the Sydney E. Junkins Company in 1917. Among his many engineering accomplishments are the lining the 5-mile Connaught Tunnel through Mt. MacDonald at Glacier, British Columbia, with concrete (1921), and the 12th Street Bridge in Kansas City (1922). He also completed the Canadian Pacific Railway's 1100 foot deep- sea pier at Vancouver, BC (1926). In 1932, Jenkins retired to Hanover, New Hampshire where he died on October 3, 1944

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Sydney E. Junkins Co. records

MS-845
 Collection
Identifier: MS-845
Overview Sydney E. Junkins Co. (1917- ). The collection contains papers, stock records, and reports written by this Canadian engineering firm, primarily for projects in British Columbia.