Sous-fonds 1 - Douglas Findlay McCarthy sous-fonds

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UTA 1536-1


Douglas Findlay McCarthy sous-fonds


  • 1893-1994 (Creation)

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0.576 m of textual records
.55 m of graphic records (11 photographs and 1 etching; b&w)
0.31 m of artifacts

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Douglas Findlay McCarthy was born August 5, 1907 in North Bay, Ontario, the son of George A. McCarthy. When the family moved to Toronto, he attended Malvern Collegiate Institute from 1922-1924. Following graduation he enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc) in civil engineering in 1929. During his varsity years, he participated in a number of sports including both junior and senior water polo teams, rowing and rugby. On Dec. 31, 1929 he married Audrey Dale.Like his father, G.A. McCarthy, he worked for many years for the City of Toronto, starting as a sewer engineer in the early 1950’s, gradually moving up the ranks to Director of the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works, a position he held from 1957 to 1964. In October 1964, the Division was reorganized and Mr. McCarthy requested that he return to his position as Senior Engineer for health reasons. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1976. He died September 19, 1997.

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