BROWN, Sheldon Ward, railway official; born, Leland, Ill., Apr. 17, 1858; son of Zacharia C. and Catharine A.
(Sheldon) Brown; public school education; married at Chicago, 1883, Emma B. Erb; two children: Lester A., Catharine
A. Began active career as telegraph operator Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. at Leland, 1872; was operator
in general office of the company, at Chicago, 187678; train dispatcher and chief dispatcher St. Louis division,
1878-86; out of service, 18861901; train master Western division Lake Shore and Michigan Southern R. R., 1901-3;
assistant superintendent same division and Indiana, Illinois & Iowa R. R., 1903-5; superintendent Western division,
1905, Eastern division, November, 1905 - October, 1906; assistant general superintendent Lake Shore and Michigan
Southern R. R., October, 1906 - June, 1907; general superintendent Michigan Central R. R. since June 6, 1907. Republican.
Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Golf, Detroit Transportation. Recreation: golf. Office: Michigan Central Depot. Residence:
30 King Ave.
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
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies
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