Edwin Fitch Northrup


In the 1900 census he is single, occupation Electrical Engineer and living in Baltimore. In the 1910 he is married 9 years and has had no children. The 1920 and 1930 censuses also show no signs of children. I think his estate will depend on a will, which I don't have easy access to. Below is a an article I found on him in a Syracuse newspaper, and the information from the censuses.


. Syracuse Herald-American - March 10, 1940, Syracuse, New York

Syracuse Woman's Brother Cited for Aid to Progress Pioneer Award Presented to Dr. E.F. Northrup Princeton Scientist Dr. Edwin Fitch Northrup, Princeton, N.J., scientist and brother of Miss Edith Northrup, principal of Goodyear-Ebarlingame Lower School, has been cited by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for his "distinguished contribution" to the progress of modern industry.

Dr. Northrup was one of 100 men who received "Modern Pioneer Awards" at a Chamber of Commerce dinner in Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia. He was honored for a furnace which he developed to melt certain metals at extreme temperature.

The scientist developed his invention while he was a member of the Princeton University faculty assigned to Palmer Physical Laboratory between 1910 and 1920. He later became associated with Ajax Electrothermic Corporation of Trenton, N.J.

Dr. Northrup who is 74 years old, holds degrees from Amherst, Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities. In his early manhood he passed several year in practical electrical work. In 1903 he became secretary of the firm Leeds & Northrup, manufacturers of electrical instruments. He held this position until he became associated with Princeton.

He is the author of a number of articles on scientific subjects an in addition holds many patents. He has received several citations and medals for his work.

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1920 Census

1910 Census

In 1900 Census he is a boarder living in Baltimore, occupation electrical engineer

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