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Name: ABBOTT, Edmond Keith

Birth Date: 3 Sep 1867 Basmij, Persia

Death Date: 14 Aug 1943 Pretoria

First Date: 1905

Profession: Engineer, trained in England, had had about 5 years' experience in South Africa. In 1908 he was appointed Manager of the Nairobi Engineering Works

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1. In Mombasa Emily Anne Hutton b. 5 May 1866 Bedford, S. Africa, d. 4 Jan 1911 Johannesburg; 2. In Rondebosch 19 June 1917 Mary Stockenstrom Hutton [Emily's sister] b. 1874 S. Africa, d. 14 Aug 1943 Transvaal

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, Playne, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, North, EAHB 1907

General Information:

SE - E.K. Abbott - Engineer, Nbi. - July 1907.
Playne - The Nairobi Engineering Works - To have repaired everything from traction engines to guns and perambulators, no job being too large or too small, is the proud claim of the Nairobi Engineering Works Ltd. These  were established in 1907 by Messrs Gailey and Roberts, but turned into a limited company in August 1908. Mr E.K. Abbott, who acts as manager, has had over four and a half years experience in South Africa, and served his time in England. ........ The workshops are situated alongside of the railway line in a central position in Nairobi, and occupy about 1 acre of land. A siding from the main line adjoins the property. ........ The repairing of agricultural implements and mining machinery is a speciality ......... 4 Europeans, 9 Indian mechanics and 7 natives are employed.
North - Arr. Mombasa from Lourenço Marques, 11-4-1905
EAHB 1907 - Nairobi (Government Road)

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