I am looking for descendants of William Hurry. I am enclosing a copy of an obituary.
BRACKENRIDGE, WILLIAM A.
from the New Jersey Courier, 13 Dec 1929
Santa Barbara, November 30--Carrying out his death bed request, the ashes of William Algernon Brackenridge, 71 years of age, retired senior vice president of the Southern California Edison Company, were strewn on the Pacific Ocean following cremation this afternoon. Brackenridge died in a local hospital after a lingering illness Friday night.
During the past forty six years he has been connected with practically every great waterpower project in this country, Mexico, and Canada.
He served on the board of consulting engineers making plans for the power development at Niagara Falls. He was appointed in 1904 by the Governor of New York to the advisory board of consulting engineers in charge of construction of the barge canal connecting the Hudson River and the Great Lakes.
He came to California in 1909 to join the Southern California Edison Company.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Brackenridge and four children, Marian, Anne and William A. Jr. and Mrs. Ellery Hale; two brothers, J.C. Brackenridge of New York and C.D. Brackenridge, who is residing in Miramar Hotel, and two sisters, Mrs. E.H. Hurry, Jersey Island off the coast of England, and Mrs. W.A. Meiklehiem of Short Hills, NJ.
William A. Brackenridge was the son of the late Gavin and Anna Brackenridge, for many years residents at Toms River. Prior to the Civil War the Brackenridges owned and lived on the tract now known as Gilford Park, which they afterward sold to Thomas B. Gilford of New York City. They moved into town and later built the house next to the Episcopla Rectory on Washington Street, now occupied by Mrs. Howell Lloyd. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurry of New York City and Toms River, and a nephew of William Hurry, jr. owner of Bamber, and resident there for many years.
About twenty years ago, after the development of the huge power plant at Niagara, he went to Los Angeles, Cal., to build great power plants in the Cascade Mountains that were to supply electricity to the coast cities, the width of the state away--a marvelous ventureand more marvellous accomplishment in those days.
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