Biography of Oliver P. Applegate
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APPLEGATE, Oliver Perry, general agent Denver & Rio Grande Railway; born, near Corydon, Ind., Dec. 21, 1869; son of John Thomas and Sarah Catherine (Reas) Applegate; descended from early Colonial families of Pennsylvania and Virginia; graduated Corydon High School, Ind., May 21, 1889; graduated Bryant and Stratton Business College, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 1, 1891; married, Sept. 11, 1899, Gertrude Avery Lanius, of Louisville, Ky; two daughters: Virginia L. and Helen L. Entered railway service in office of superintendent of P., C., C. & St. L. Railway (Pennsylvania Co.), at Louisville, Ky., Jan. 12, 1891; became connected with traffic department, C., C., . & St. L. Railway (Big Four), at Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18, 1894; chief clerk Rio Grande Western Railway, Chicago, May 9, 1898; contracting agent Denver & Rio Grande Railway, Chicago, July 1, 1901; general agent Denver & Rio Grande & Western Pacific railways, Detroit, since Apr. 1, 1912. Republican. Presbyterian. Member Southern Society of Detroit, Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Detroit Transportation, Grand Rapids Transportation. Recreations: baseball and gardening. Office: 1323 Majestic Bldg., Detroit. Residence: Birmingham, Mich.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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