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  • aladdinsane85, Source:
    Nereus Pegg Mendenhall (1819 - 1893)
    Husband of Oriana Roxanna Wilson who he married at Back Creek Monthly Meeting (Friends) on October 29, 1851 in Randolph Co., NC. Son of Richard & Mary (Pegg) Mendenhall. Reference: Find A Grave Mem...
  • Lt. Col. William McRee (1787 - 1833)
    William McRee was an officer in the United States Army and later a Surveyor General of the United States. Fort McRee was named in his honor. William McRee, career army officer, was born in Wilmin...
  • Allen Gordon Finley (1898 - 1952)
    Son of Arthur Augustus Finley and Kate Cameron; husband of Annie May Barnes. Gordon was employed as an engineer for the state highway commission before joining his father in the Wilkesboro Manufactur...
  • William Gibbs McNeill (1801 - 1853)
    William Gibbs McNeill was a engineer that designed a lot of the first Railroads and bridges in the Eastern United States. William Gibbs McNeill, civil engineer and army officer, was born in Wilmingto...
  • George Washington Whistler (1800 - 1849)
    MAJ George Washington Whistler BIRTH 19 May 1800 Allen County, Indiana, USA DEATH 7 Apr 1849 (aged 48) Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia BURIAL Evergreen Cemetery Stonington, New...


An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").

The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.

Lists of engineers

Research resources have records of British Civil and Mechanical Engineers between 1829 and 1929 - searchable by name, date and keyword. The records are from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (formed in 1847) and the Institute of Civil Engineers which was formed in 1818.