Niagara County

1897 Biography - David Thom

Thom, David, was born December 30, 1814, in Scotland. He was graduated from the University at Aberdeen and followed the profession of a civil engineer. He came to the United States when nineteen years of age, bringing letters of introduction to prominent men of Canandaigua. He became a citizen of Lockport soon after he was employed as a civil engineer at the time of the first enlargement of the canal and locks. He was also one of the engineers at work on the Welland Canal, when that was constructed. Mr. Thom was a young man of bright prospects, but died at the early age of thirty-one years, October 11, 1845.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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