Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2006

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


John Morrice Roger Fairbairn


Chief Engineer, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal. Born Peterborough, Ont., June 30, 1873, son of Thomas McCulloch and Jane (Roger) Fairbairn. Educated: Peterborough: Toronto University (Graduate Faculty of Applied Science, 1893). Asst. Engineer on Surveys, C.P.R. (Ontario), and Dominion Government, North-West Territories, 1892-94; Asst. Engineer, Dept. Militia and Defence, Ottawa, 1894-95; Construction Engineer, Montreal Park and Island Railway, 1896; Asst. Engineer, Land Survey, Kaslo, B.C., 1897-98; Private Practice, Mining Engineer; B.C. Land Surveyor, Kaslo and Greenwood, B.C., 1898-99; Asst. Engr., C.P.R., Construction Dept., Winnipeg, 1899-1900; Asst. Engr., Dept. Railways and Canals, Beaverton, 1900-01; Asst. Engr., C.P.R., Montreal, 1901-02; Resident Engineer, C.P.R., Ottawa, 1902-5; Division Engineer, C.P.R., Toronto, 1905-07; Division Engineer, C.P.R., Montreal, 1907-08; Principal Asst. Engineer, C.P.R., Montreal, 1908-10; Engineer Mtce. of Way, C.P.R., Montreal, 1910-11; Asst. Chief Engineer, C.P.R., Montreal, 1911-18; Chief Engineer, C.P.R., Montreal, 1918 to date. Married Hannah Louise Macfarlane, daughter of Thos. Macfarlane, Chief Analyst of Inland Revenue Dept., Ottawa, Nov. 30, 1898; has one son and three daughters. Clubs: University (Montreal and Toronto); Kanawaki Golf; Hermitage Country; Magog (Quebec); R.C.Y.C. (Toronto). Societies: Member, The Institution of Civil Engineers (England); Member and Past-President, Engineering Institute of Canada; Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Member and Vice-President, American Railway Engineering Association. Recreation: Golf. Presbyterian. Residence: 75 St. Luke Street, Montreal.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.

© 2006 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College