Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Engineers

Edited by
Rod Millard


O’DELL, George, d. 2 Dec. 1907,  Berkeley House, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England.  Employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1879 to 1887, he then worked in the United States on a variety of engineering projects, and, later, served four years as chief engineer of Columbia.  He returned to Canada for a season on the CPR’s Crow’s Nest Pass branch, then relocated to Columbia to work on public works for an English company. Becoming ill there, he died while visiting England in late 1907.  He was a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, renamed Engineering Institute of Canada, 1918.

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