Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Engineers

Edited by
Rod Millard


GRAY, Edwin Roy, b. 1883, Elgin County, Ont.; d. 9 [10] Oct. 1924, Hamilton. Educated in Woodstock, Ont., he earned a BASc, and, later, a C.E. (1913) at the University of Toronto. In 1904, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway's Toronto-Sudbury line, and from 1905 to 1906 was a surveyor and assistant engineer for the Grand Trunk’s National Transcontinental Railway. In 1907, he was appointed instrumentman for the City of Toronto, later district engineer, and, in 1913, took charge of sewer construction. He was deputy district engineer of Hamilton in 1915, becoming city engineer the following year. Forced to resign in 1923 due to failing health, he served as manager of Hamilton's Parks Board. A member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (renamed Engineering Institute of Canada, 1918), he was a councillor from 1920 to 1922, and was active in the EIC's Hamilton branch. He married Winfred Harrison of Toronto in 1913, and they had two daughters and a son.


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