Frederick Lewis Dibblee
Father: George Javis Dibblee (1800-1877)
Married: 1864 - Emily Binney
Frederick Lewis Dibblee was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was trained as a railway engineer in Canada, worked in Brazil and Prussia, and then spent the rest of his working life in India and Burma, dying of a fever in Calcutta.
Family photo - Dated on back September 1881
His Indian obituary, which was obviously written by someone who knew him well, said:
He was an Engineer of ability and high professional attainments, and an able writer - though, no doubt, at times, his pen flowed too fluently for his own good. Those who knew him well, found, under a somewhat cynical manner, a kind and generous mind, and a clever and entertaining companion.
After describing his working career, it ends:
Civil Engineers are certainly given many opportunities of encountering dangers and difficulties in distant tracts without the hope of reward or honor. The result is often a man less, one widow more, a few fatherless children, and no pension to pay.
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