Biography of John M. Mylne
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JOHN M. MYLNE
The value of scientific training in a chosen field can scarcely be overestimated, the systematized knowledge thus acquired enabling its possessor to attain success utterly beyond the untrained mind. In Mr. Mylne, chief engineer of the Riverside Trust Company, also superintendent and engineer of the famous Gage Canal System, we find a man who not only took advantage of the opportunities presented in his youth for his intellectual advancement, but who, throughout his life, has put forth every effort to consummate his ambitions.

Born in Ontario, Canada, in December, 1866, his parents, Rev. Solomon and Ann (Malloch) Mylne, gave him every advantage within their power. Upon completion of his high school studies he entered the Royal Military College at Kingston, Canada, graduating in 1888. He then accepted a position in Ottawa as engineer in the construction of the Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Railroad, and in 1890 located in Riverside. Cal., where he became assistant engineer for the Riverside Trust Company. Ten years later he was promoted to the position of chief engineer, still later being chosen by the Gage Canal System as their engineer and superintendent. In 1901 he was elected president of the Hawarden Citrus Association, his long experience and training enabling him to discharge his many technical duties with skill and dispatch.

Mr. Mylne was united in marriage in Riverside, September 21, 1898, with Miss E. B. Irving, of Kingston, Canada. Four children have been born to them: Gwendolyn, John Malloch, Enid and Kathleen, all of whom are being educated in a private school. Mr. Mylne's political principles are allied with the Democratic party, which he has always heartily supported. He holds membership in the Riverside Presbyterian Church, his religious activities forming a vital part of his life, and he is deeply interested in all matters pertaining to the welfare of his fellowmen.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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