Frank Moberly

Civil engineer, Project participant

1845 –

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Who is Frank Moberly?

Frank Moberly was born at Barrie, Ontario in 1845.

Frank was the youngest son of Capt. John Moberly.

Like his brothers Walter and Clarence, Frank also became a Civil Engineer.

He took charge of the government Survey under Sir Sandford Fleming, from Winnipeg to the Kootenay Plains, at the headwaters of the Athabaska in the Rocky Mountains. As a member of the Canadian Pacific Survey in June 1871 he led a party from the Red River to the Yellowhead Pass, accompanied by photographer Charles Horetzky.

According to his brother Henry, Frank became an authority on mountain passes. Frank Moberly engaged in a number of transcontinental railway and exploration surveys both in Canada, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island and in the United States to California.

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on July 23, 2013

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