MALTBY GENEALOGY Booklet Two
Mr. Frank Bierce Maltby, C. E.
The following sketch of Mr. Frank B. Maltby,
whose name is so well known in the engineering
world will be of interest to all the descendants.
Mr. Maltby graduated from the University of
Illinois in 1882, and was given an honorary
degree in 1907. since leaving the University
Mr. Maltby has followed the engineering profession
and has been connected with railroad construction
and work under the government on the Mississippi
and Missouri Rivers. From 1902 to 1905 Mr. Maltby
was in charge of all dredging operations on the
Mississippi River below Cairo and at this time
had under his direction the largest dredge plant
in the world.
In 1905 Mr. Maltby went to Panama as a dredging
expert I charge of all dredging operations and
was afterwards made Division Engineer and then
Principal assistant Engineer under Mr. Jno. F.
Stevens, Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal
After the canal construction was turned over to
the army engineers Mr. Maltby resigned and is now
chief engineer for the firm of Dodge and Day, of
While in the service of the canal commission Mr.
Maltby designed and built the dredges now in use
in constructing the canal. This plant has cost about
a million and a half dollars.
Mr. Maltby’s work also included the construction of
wharves and docks and beginning the construction of
the great Gatun lock and dam. He also built a cold
storage plant, laundry and a bakery on the Isthmus.
Mr. Maltby’s work is so well known, and his fame as
a hydraulic engineer and an expert on all classes of
dredging operations, is so widespread, that any
remarks of the writer would be superfluous.
Dodge and Day, for whom Mr. Maltby is chief
engineer, now have the contract for the erection
of the largest cableway plant in the world for
handling material at Gatun on the Isthmus.
Mr. Maltby’s line of descent is given below:
1. William Maltby, mar. Hannah -------
2. Daniel Maltby, mar. Esther Moss.
3. Daniel Maltby, mar. Mary Harrison.
4. Benjamin Maltby (R.W.) mar. Abigail Munger.
5. Nathaniel Harrison Maltby, mar. Betsy Patchin.
6. Warren Maltby, mar. Chloe Elizabeth Bierce.
7. Frank Bierce Maltby, mar. Margaret Ellen McNary.
Mr. Maltby has two daughters:
Miss Ruth McNary Maltby and
Miss Marion Elizabeth Maltby.
Miss Margaret E. Maltby
We take pleasure in being able to print for the
members, the following short sketch of Miss Margaret
E. Maltby, the only woman professor at Columbia
Miss Maltby’s degrees are : Oberlin A. B. (1882);
A M. (1891; Mass. Institute of Technology, S. B.
(1891); Gottingen University (Germany) Ph. D.
The following fellowships have been held by Miss
Maltby: Foreign Scholarship (or Fellowship) from
Mass. Institute of Technology two years while in
Gottingen ’93-’95. The foreign fellowship of the
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, ’95-’96.
Miss Maltby is a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, and was private
research assistant to President Kohlbrausch of the
Physikalisch-Technische Reichsaustalt ’98-’99.
In 1899-1900 Miss Maltby studied at Clark University
with Professor Webster; for four years and a half
she taught at Wellesley College; one year at Lake
Erie College and eight years at Barnard.
At present Miss Maltby is Adjunct Professor in
charge of the Department of Physics of Barnard
Columbia University—which post she has held since
the summer of 1903.
We regret exceedingly that we were not fortunate
enough to secure a photograph of Miss Maltby, as we
know all the members would be interested to see
their kinswoman, who has made so brilliant a record
in the world of science.
MALTBIE, MILO ROY-
Member Public Utilities Commission, N.Y., since
June, 1907: Secretary Art Commission, N.Y., May,
1902, to July, 1907; born Hinckley, Ill., April 3,
1871; son Henry M. and Harriet Delano M.; grad.
Upper Iowa University, 1892; (Ph. B., Northwester,
1893; Ph. D., Columbia 1897); took Dewey prize, $100,
and Cushing prize, $100, Northwestern University,
1893; married July 11, 1901, Lucia McCosh; Prof.
Economics and Mathematics, Mt. Morris College, Ill.,
1893-5; fellow in administrative law, Columbia, 1895-7;
Sec’y Reform Club Com. On City Affairs, 1897-1902;
traveled in Europe in summer of 1899, investigating
municipal problems for reform club, and in 1903 civic
art; prize lecturer on municipal government, Columbia,
1900; editor of Municipal Affairs; 1897-1903; conducted
investigation in Great Britain into relative merits of
municipal and private management of public utilities,
1906; member Am. Economic Association, Reform Club, Soc.
For Checking Abuses of Public Advertising (London),
Municipal Art Soc., Am. Polit. Science Association,
National Civic Federation, Commission of Municipal
Ownership and Operation. Author: English Local Government
of Today,--A Study of the Relations of Central and Local
Government, 1897; Municipal Functions, 1898; Street
Railways of Chicago, 1901. Contributor to Economic
journalism. Residence: 512 W. 151 Street. Office:
154 Nassau Street, New York City.-(From Who’s Who, 1908-9.)