|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Biography||Alonzo R. Ketcham|
Alonzo R. Ketcham was born on August 15, 1814 in New York City. After learning the trade of millright, he superintended the construction of large cotton mills in North Carolina. Battin, Dungan & Co. contracted to build water works in Buffalo in 1849, and engaged Ketcham to work for them. He became superintendent of those works when they began service in 1852 until 1874, when he went into business as a consulting engineer in 1872, working in Rochester, Memphis, Flushing, Atlanta, and elsewhere. He return to superintend the Buffalo water works from 1880 to 1882. He also held several patents.
He died in Buffalo on January 15, 1890.
|Alonzo R. Ketcham's Water Works Experience|
|Superintendent of water works
|Memphis||TN||1872||Designed and built Holly water works for city.|
|Atlanta||GA||1873-1875||Designed and built Holly water works for city...|
|Flushing||NY||1874||Designed and built Holly water works for village|
1864 A brief history of the organization and progress of the Buffalo Water Works Company, Read before the Buffalo Historical Club by A.R. Ketcham, Monday evening, March 28th, 1864.
1869 Plan of Water Supply for Buffalo
1890 "Alonzo R. Ketcham," The Buffalo Commercial, January 16, 1890, Page 3.
1890 "Alonzo R. Ketcham," The Buffalo Weekly Express, January 16, 1890, Page 5.
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