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Armstrong, Joseph (1816–1877), locomotive engineer

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1179 words.

Armstrong, Joseph (1816–1877), locomotive engineer, was born on 21 September 1816 at Bewcastle, Cumberland, the son of Thomas Armstrong (1785–1844), yeoman and later farm bailiff, and his...

Armstrong, Neil

Tom D. Crouch.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1375 words.

Armstrong, Neil (05 August 1930–25 August 2012), aerospace engineer, test pilot, and astronaut, was born Neil Alden Armstrong in Auglaize County, Ohio, the first of three children of...

Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser

Julie Wheelwright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Social and Cultural History; World History; Travel and Holiday. 881 words.

Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Sheerness, Kent, and may have been the daughter of Lieutenant Arnold of the Royal Navy who served aboard the Ganges and Pr...

Ashford, Ronald

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Science and Mathematics. 162 words.

CBE 1992; CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS

Born 24 Aug. 1932; s of Russell Sutcliffe Ashford and Dorothy Ashford (née Shorland); m 1955, Françoise Louisa Gabrielle Génestal du...

Atkin, Alec Field

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Science and Mathematics. 163 words.

CBE 1978; FREng; FRAeS

Born 26 April 1925; s of Alec and Grace Atkin; m 1948, Nora Helen Darby (marr. diss. 1982); one s one d (and one s...

Atterbury, William Wallace

Michael Bezilla.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1310 words.

Atterbury, William Wallace (31 January 1866–20 September 1935), railroad executive, was born in New Albany, Indiana, the son of John G. Atterbury, an attorney and Presbyterian home...

Attygalle, Gen. Don Sepala

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 92 words.

Hon. LVO 1954

Born 14 Oct. 1921; m 1958, Ithali Mercia Attygalle; one s.; died 15 Jan. 2001

Chairman and Managing Director, Air Lanka Ltd, 1993–95; High...

Austell, Alfred

Mary A. DeCredico.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1185 words.

Austell, Alfred (14 January 1814–07 December 1881), businessman and financier, was born in Dandridge, Tennessee, the son of William Austell and Jane Wilkins, farmers. Austell was reared in...

Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer

Roy Church.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 3311 words.

Austin, Herbert, Baron Austin (1866–1941), engineer and motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 8 November 1866 at Grange Farm, Deep Mill Lane, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the second...

Aveling, Thomas (1824–1882), engineer and manufacturer of steamrollers

Jonathan Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Engineering (General). 977 words.

Aveling, Thomas (1824–1882), engineer and manufacturer of steamrollers, was born at Elm, near Wisbech, on 11 September 1824, the eldest of three sons. He came from an old-established...

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate

David Cordingly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 428 words.

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate, the son of John and Anne Evarie, was baptized on 23 August 1659 at Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth. He joined the...

Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman

Belinda Copson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 743 words.

Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1911 at Ampfield vicarage, Romsey, Hampshire, the elder son of...

Axon, John (1900–1957), railwayman

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1180 words.

Axon, John (1900–1957), railwayman, was born on 4 December 1900 at 38 Providence Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Lancashire, the fourth of the six children (four daughters and two sons)...

Bacon, John Mackenzie

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 139 words.

MA, FRAS

Born 19 June 1846; s of John Bacon, MA; g s of John Bacon, RA; m 1st, Gertrude (d 1894), d of Rev. C. J. Myers, formerly Fellow of Trin. Coll....

Bacon, John Mackenzie (1846–1904), astronomer and aviator

W. B. Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 970 words.

Bacon, John Mackenzie (1846–1904), astronomer and aviator, born at Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, on 19 June 1846, was the fourth son of John Bacon (1809–1871), vicar of Lambourn Woodlands,...

Baer, George Frederick

Edward J. Davies.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1264 words.

Baer, George Frederick (26 September 1842–26 April 1914), lawyer and railroad president, was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the son of Major Solomon Baer and Anna Baker, farmers....

Bailey [née Westenra], Dame Mary, Lady Bailey (1890–1960), aviator

Peter G. Cooksley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 704 words.

Bailey [née Westenra], Dame Mary, Lady Bailey (1890–1960), aviator, was born in London on 1 December 1890, the only daughter and the eldest of three children of Derrick Warner William...

Bailey, Patrick Edward Robert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 147 words.

Born 16 Feb. 1925; s of late Edward Bailey and Mary Elizabeth Bailey; m 1947, Rowena Evelyn Nichols (d 1995); two s three d; died 8 Jan. 2016...

Baillie, Charles William (1844–1899), inventor of the Baillie sounder and marine meteorologist

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Oceanography and Hydrology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 729 words.

Baillie, Charles William (1844–1899), inventor of the Baillie sounder and marine meteorologist, was born in Greenwich, Kent, the eldest son of Henry Robert Baillie (1808/9–1882), a master...

Bairstow, Sir Leonard (1880–1963), aeronautical engineer

G. Temple.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 1103 words.

Bairstow, Sir Leonard (1880–1963), aeronautical engineer, was born on 25 June 1880 at Halifax in Yorkshire, the son of Uriah Bairstow, a commercial clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Lister. He...