STONEY, GEORGE GERALD
- Born: 1863 Died: 1942
Engineer, of Dublin and Newcastle. George Gerald Stoney, eldest son of George Johnstone Stoney, FRS, was born in Dublin on 28 November 1863. He was educated privately and studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was Second Senior Moderator and Gold Medallist in Experimental Science. After obtaining the BAI degree in 1887, he spent a year as a pupil of his uncle BINDON BLOOD STONEY , chief engineer to the Dublin Port and Docks Board. In 1888 he joined the firm of C.A. Parsons & Co, Newcastle.
Stoney's subsequent career was spent in the north of England. He remained with C.A. Parsons & Co. until 1912, working on the development of the steam turbine. During the First World War he was joint secretary of the Tyneside Irish Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was also nominated consulting engineer to the Government's Board of Inventions and Research, which was set up in 1915. In 1917 he was appointed Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Technology and Victoria University, Manchester. He held this post until 1926 when he returned to C.A. Parsons & Co. as Director of Research. He retired in 1930. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Stoney died on 15 May 1942. He had married Isabella Mary (d. 1930), second daughter of Michael Lowes of Corbridge-on-Tyne. There were no children of the marriage.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biography of Stoney in Who was Who, 1941-1950, 1113, and Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), 1058. A portrait photograph of Stoney is in IB 17, 31 Jul 1915, 337