Biography of Robert L. B. Rust


Rust, Robert L. B., Buffalo, son of James W. and Margaret E. (Sanbower) Rust, was born in Loudon county, Virginia, November 3, 1864. In February, 1883, he entered the telegraph office at Leesburg, Va., to learn telegraphy. In August, 1883, he entered the service of the Washington, Ohio and Western Railroad Company as agent at East Fails Church, Va., and worked as agent at different points on that line and as operator in the superintendent's office until the absorption of that road by the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. In January, 1889, he accepted a position with the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad Company as yard clerk at New Castle, Pa. On March 1 of the following year he was promoted to the position of joint agent of the W. N. Y. & P. and Pennsylvania Railroads at Clermont, Pa. In April, 1891, he was appointed traveling car agent of the W. N. V. & P., which position he still holds. By close attention to business he has won the confidence of those with whom he has business relations.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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