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James Fulton was born 11 December 1854 in Outram, City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand to James Fulton (1830-1891) and Catherine Henrietta Elliot Valpy (1829-1919) and died 6 December 1928 in Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Charlotte Fredericka Budd (1854-1936) 12 September 1885 in Outram, City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Ancestors are from India, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands.


Siblings


Offspring of James Fulton and Catherine Henrietta Elliot Valpy (1829-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Edward Fulton (1854-1928) 11 December 1854 Outram, City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 6 December 1928 Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand Charlotte Fredericka Budd (1854-1936)

Henry Valpy Fulton (1861-1927)
Robert Valpy Fulton (1865-1924)
Arthur Robert William Fulton (1853-1889)
Francis John Fulton (1856-1874)
Caroline Arabella Fulton (1858)
Herbert Valpy Fulton (1860-1927)
(one or two other children)



Children


Offspring of James Fulton and Charlotte Fredericka Budd (1854-1936)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jessie Marion Vera Fulton (1887-1948) 1887 New Zealand 1948 Frank Horton (1878-)

James Edward Fulton (11 December 1854–6 December 1928) was a New Zealand surveyor and civil engineer. He was born in Outram, South Otago, New Zealand on 11 December 1854,[1] and was the son of James and Catherine Valpy Fulton.

His first prominent position was as Resident Engineer overseeing the middle section of the Manawatu-Wellington railway construction, shortly after brother Arthur was put in charge of the southern section. Arthur died in 1889, after which James became manager and locomotive superintendent for the whole of that 83-mile railway.

After the Manawatu-Wellington railway was sold to the NZ Government, James went into private practice, becoming a major player in the design and construction of the first Kelburn Viaduct band the now world-famous Kelburn Cable Car line.

From 1903 till 1905, James was engineer and designer for the 50-mile railway from Putaruru to Mokai for the Taupo Totara Timber Co.

James was President of the NZ Institute of Surveyors for a year from 1909 and eventually left legacies to that institute and to the Society of Civil Engineers that allowed them to set up annual prizes.


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Contributors

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