FREDERIC I. WINSLOW DEAD
Treasurer of New England Water Works Association Passes Away—Well Known Water Works Engineer—A Writer on Water Works Subjects
FREDERIC I. WINSLOW, treasurer of the New England Water Works Association, and division engineer, Metropolitan District Commission, passed away on Thursday, February 21. Mr. Winslow was elected treasurer of the association in 1922, when Lewis M. Bancroft, who had held the position for twenty-two years, declined to run for reelection.
Mr. Winslow, after finishing his regular school education, studied two extra years in high school and four years at a school of mechanical designing, besides which he had three private tutors. He entered the city engineer’s office of Boston in 1883, rising from rodman to assistant engineer in charge of about one-half of Boston’s water works. In 1911, when the public works department was organized, he was made engineer on all construction on the water works. In 1916, the then mayor made whole sale removals, without any reason being given, among whom was Mr. Winslow.
Mr. Winslow, however, returned to the employ of the city of Boston later on in the street department, leaving the service again in 1918 to become United States supervising engineer in charge of the office of the Squantum Destroyer Plant. In 1919 he was appointed division engineer of the Sudbury department of the Metropolitan District Commission. While holding this position he built two tunnels by the use of compressed air and also the Deer Island Reservoir.
Mr. Winslow was librarian of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers for seven years and was a frequent contributor to the columns of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.