MOORE, JOSEPH HENRY
- Born: 1844 Died: 1912
County surveyor for Co. Westmeath, 1870-1874 and for Co. Meath 1874-1907. Joseph Henry Moore, son of the Rev. Patrick Moore, was born in London on 1 August 1844 and educated at Drogheda Grammar School and at Lewisham in Kent. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he was awarded a scholarship and gold medal, graduating with the Licence in Civil Engineering in 1867. He became a Master of Engineering in 1874. After serving his articles with BINDON BLOOD STONEY , engineer to the Dublin Port and Docks Board and with Beyer, Peacock & Co. in London, he worked as an assistant county engineer in Co. Antrim under ALEXANDER TATE . In December 1870 he was appointed county surveyor for Co. Westmeath(1) and in 1874 was transferred to Co. Meath to fill the place vacated by SAMUEL SEARANCKE . He retained the Meath surveyorship until 1907, when he resigned. He died at the Meath Hospital, Dublin, after a brief illness on 18 March 1912 and was buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery on 20 March. He had married in 1871 Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Robert William King, rector of Portglenone, Co. Antrim, by whom he had four sons and four daughters.
ICEI:(2) elected associate, 1863; raised to member, 1874; council member, 1891,1898-1906; vice-president, 1906-7; president, 1907-8, 1908-9; hon. treasurer, 1910 until death.
RSAI: elected member, 1885;(3) hon. local secretary for Co. Meath.
Addresses: Home: Athlumney Lodge, Navan, 1886-1889;(4) 63 Eccles St, <=1894->=1907;(5) 5 Brookfield Terrace, Anglesea Road, Donnybrook, 1911.(6)
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All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biography of Moore in E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Tewntieth Century (1908), 259, which is illustrated with a portrait photograph, and from the obituaries in IB 54, 30 Mar 1912, 208, and TICEI 38 (1911-12), 206.
(1) The Times, 24 Dec 1870.
(2) From TICEI lists of officers and members.
(3) JRSAI lists of members.
(4) JRSAI 17 (1885-6), list of members, and JRSAI 19 (1889), list of members.
(5) JRSAI 24 (1894)., list of members; Thom's and Post Office directories.
(6) TICEI 37 (1910-11), list of members.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for MOORE, JOSEPH HENRY
|Building:||CO. MEATH, TRIM, WATERGATE BRIDGE|
|Nature:||Cast-iron and concrete bridge. Tenders invited Jun 1903. Contractor: Collins & Newman.|
|Refs:||Plaque on bridge; (illus.); IB 45, 18 Jun 1903, 1830|
|Moore, Joseph Henry||'Notices of the town of Navan'||1893||JRSAI 23 (1893), 55.|
|Moore, Joseph Henry||'Notes on the history of Navan'||1894,1895||JRSAI 24 (1894), 47; JRSAI 25 (1895), 155.|
|Moore, Joseph Henry||[President's inaugural address to ICEI]||1907||TICEI 34 (1907-8), 1-26; summarized in IB 49, 16 Nov 1907, 802.|
|Moore, Joseph Henry||'Irish roads - past and present'||1910||IB 52, 16 Apr 1916, 236-239.|