Person    | Male  Born 12/4/1857  Died 30/1/1929

Urban Hanlon Broughton

Categories: Engineering, Politics & Administration

Countries: USA

Engineer who married money and then made lots more. Born England. Studied civil engineering and gained expertise in the Shone sewer system which took him to Massachusetts to manage its installation in Fairhaven, the home-town of self-made millionaire industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers. Of course he fell in love with one of the daughters, Cara, and they were married in New York in 1895. They went on to have two sons, Urban (known as Huttleston) and Henry.

The family spent over 25 years in America, mainly in Chicago, where Urban became the president or director of a variety of engineering companies and made a fortune. 1912 returned to live in Mayfair and Urban entered politics and was a Conservative MP 1915-18. Urban and Cara were both active in supporting Britain in WW1. Lived at Park Close, Englefield Green and Park Street, Mayfair.

Died when he was about to be elevated to the peerage so his wife was created Lady Fairhaven, and their eldest son, Huttleston, the first Baron Fairhaven.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Urban Hanlon Broughton

Commemorated ati

U. H. Broughton pier - north

In perpetual memory of Urban Hanlon Broughton, 1857 – 1929, of Park Close, En...

Read More

U. H. Broughton pier - south

In perpetual memory of Urban Hanlon Broughton, 1857 – 1929, of Park Close, En...

Read More

Other Subjects

John Smeaton

John Smeaton

Civil engineer.  Born and died at Austhorpe Lodge, Whitkirk, near Leeds. In 1748 he moved to London initially at Great Turnstile and set up in business first as a scientist and maker of instruments...

Person, Engineering

3 memorials
West Middlesex Water Company

West Middlesex Water Company

A utility company which supplied water to parts of West London. It was established in premises on the banks of the River Thames at Hammersmith, the central part of which was designed by William Tie...

Group, Engineering, Food & Drink

2 memorials
Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge

The original bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, and was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. By the 1870s, it became evident that it was not strong enough to support the vo...

Building, Engineering

4 memorials
First residential roof-top wind turbines

First residential roof-top wind turbines

The published benefits of domestic wind turbines vary enormously. Taking a very rough average, each one saves about five tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere each year, and p...

Group, Engineering

1 memorial