DALZELL, JOHN SMYTH
- Born: 1884/85? Died: 1939
Assistant engineer to the Belfast Water Board. Born in Belfast, he was the son of Alexander P. Dalzell, a famous hatter in the city, whose shop was at 15 Royal Avenue. In the 1901 census he was described as a sixteen-year-old apprentice civil engineer living with his family in 10 Lisburn Road, Belfast. After serving his apprenticeship with LUKE LIVINGSTON MACASSEY , Dalzell was employed on the Great Northern Railway's extension to Newcastle, Co. Down, and was later resident engineer at Bangor Council's Ballysallagh reservoir. At the time of the 1911 census he appears as a visitor to the house at 17 Farnham Park, Bangor, Co. Down. He entered the service of the Belfast Water Board in 1911. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Engineers in France. He did not marry and died in 1939.
ICEI: elected member, 3 May 1926.(1)
Clarification of family (census) information sent by email, by Anthony Hyde, a descendant. All other information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Dalzell in IB 81, 14 Oct 1939, 854.
(1) TICEI 52 (1925-6), 163.