Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer. Charles Frederick Draper, a son of CARTER DRAPER  CARTER DRAPER and an elder brother of FRANCIS EDWIN DRAPER FRANCIS EDWIN DRAPER , was born in Co. Dublin on 26 March 1876. From 1894 to 1899 he served a pupilage with his father and from 1895 to 1899 also studied for the BAI degree in engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. Following the completion of his studies, he became an assistant engineer on the Great Southern & Western Railway in 1904. The 1901 census records him living as a boarder in Cork; ten years later he appears as a recently married man, living with his wife, Kathleen Florence, and one-year-old son in Quarryvale, Palmerstown, Dublin.  Soon afterwards he emigrated to Montreal, where, by 1917 he had become chief engineer in the Water and Sewerage Department of the Montreal Public Works, a post which he still held in 1922. By 1924 he had become an assistant engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 14 Apr 1908;  elected member, circa 1923.
ICEI: elected member, 6 January 1909; reads paper on 'High Speeds & their relation to modern practice in railway alignment', 3 March 1909, for which he is awarded Mullins Silver Medal;(1) had ceased to be a member by 1926.

Addresses: 26 Grosvenor Road, Dublin, 1908; The Bungalow, Chapelizod, Co. Dublin, 1911;  4 Quarryvale, Palmerstown, 1911;  51 Trafalgar Ave, Montreal, 1913.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Draper's candidate's circular for associate membership of Inst.CE, kindly provided by Mrs Carol Morgan, archivist, Inst.CE, rom ICEI membership applications, IV, 65, and from ICEI membership lists.

(1) TICEI 35 (1908-09), 94-129, ? .

Author Title Date Details
Draper, Charles Frederick 'High speeds and their relation to modern practice in railway alignment' 1908;1909 IB 50, 12 Dec 1908, 763; TICEI 35 (1908-9), 94-129.