Oakes, Thomas Fletcher, Ex-President Northern Pacific Rd. Address New York, N. Y.
Born July 16, 1843, at Boston, Mass. Entered railway service June 1, 1863, since which he has been consecutively
to April 1879, on Kansas Pacific Rd, two years purchasing agent, three years purchasing agent and assistant treasurer,
six years general freight agent, one year vice-president, one year five months general superintendent; April 1879
to May 1880, general superintendent Kansas City Fort Scott & Gulf and Kansas City Lawrence & Southern Rds;
May 1880 to May 1881, vice-president and general manager Oregon Ry & Navigation Co.; May 1881 to Nov. 1883,
vice-president Northern Pacific Rd; Nov. 1883 to Sept. 20, 1888, vice-president and general manager same road;
Sept. 20, 1883, to Oct. 15, 1893, president same road; Sept. 20, 1838, to May 16, 1889, also general manager; Aug.
15, 1893, to Oct 25, 1895, receiver same road.
Ober, Edgar Buchanan, First Assistant General Freigut Agent Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha
Ry. Office Minneapolis, Minn.
Born Feb. 23, 1866, at Milwaukee, Wis. Entered railway service 1384, since which he has been consecutively to Oct.
1896, clerk auditor's office, traveling auditor, chief freight clerk auditing department, chief clerk freight department,
second assistant general freight agent; Oct. 1896 to May 1, 1904, assistant general freight agent at St. Paul,
Minn.; May 1, 1904, to date, first assistant general freight agent at Minneapolis, Minn.; entire service with the
Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry.
Oborne, James, General Superintendent Eastern Division Canadian Pacific By. Office Montreal, Que.
Born Sept. 19, 1861, at Montreal, Canada. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1874 as correspondence
register clerk Grand Trunk Ry, since which he has been consecutively three years correspondence clerk mechanical
superintendent's office same road; six years chief clerk in works manager's office same road; three years chief
clerk to mechanical superintendent Canadian Pacific Er; one year chief clerk to assistant general manager same
road; three years car accountant; 1890 to April 1896, superintendent car service; 1892 to 1896, also in charge
of fuel department; April 1896 to April 1899, assistant to vice-president; April 1899 to April 1901, general superintendent
Western division; April 1901 to May 1, 1903, general superintendent Atlantic division; May 1, 1903, to date, general
superintendent Eastern division, all on the Canadian Pacific Ry.
O'Brien, J. P., Vice-President and General Manager Oregon Rd & Navigation Co. and General Manager
Southern Pacific Co. Lines in Oregon. Office Portland, Ore.
Feb. to June 1889, general agent St. Joseph Terminal Co. at St. Joseph, Mo.; June 1889 to Aug. 1890, superintendent
transportation St. Joseph & Grand Island Rd at St. Joseph; Aug. 1890 to April 1892, assistant superintendent
Oregon Rd & Navigation Co. at La Grande, Ore.; April to Sept. 1892, chief clerk general manager's office same
company at Portland, Ore.; Oct. to Dec. 1892, assistant superintendent Iowa Central By at Oskaloosa, Ia.; Dec.
1892 to March 1894, superintendent in charge of transportation same road at Marshalltown, Ia.; March to July 1894,
general superintendent same road at Marshalltown; July 1894 to July 1904, superintendent rail lines Oregon Rd &
Navigation Co. at Portland, Ore.; July 1904 to June 1905, general superintendent Oregon Rd & Navigation Co.
and Southern Pacific lines in Oregon at Portland; June J905 to date, vice-president and general manager same companies;
Sept. 2, 1905, to date, also president Columbia Southern By.
O'Brien, John Erwin, Assistant Shop Superintendent Northern Pacific Ry. Office South Tacoma, Wash.
Born Dec. 4, 1876, at Stillwater, Minn. Graduated from University of Minnesota 1898. Entered railway service 1898,
since which he has been consecutively to Nov. 1, 1901, special apprentice Northern Pacific Ry at Livingston, Mont.;
Nov. 1, 1901, to Nov. 25, 1903, in charge of general inspection of material and tests at St. Paul; Nov. 25, 1903,
to Dec. 1, 1904, master mechanic Dakota division, at Jamestown, N. D.; Dec. 1, 1904, to date, assistant shop superintendent
at South Tacoma, Wash.; entire service with the Northern Pacific Ry.
O'Brien, Nicholas Joseph, General Manager Kansas City Mexico & Orient By of Texas. Office Sweetwater,
Born June 28, 1862. at Dubuque, Ia. Educated in the public and at private schools in Omaha, Neb. Entered railway
service 1873 as messenger boy Union Pacific By at Omaha, since which he has been consecutively to July 1891, operator,
train dispatcher, chief train dispatcher, trainmaster, superintendent or transportation and assistant superintendent
same road; July 1391 to July 1894, superintendent Washington division same road; July 1894 to July 1897, superintendent
First division Southern Ry; July 1397 to June 1902, superintendent Norfolk division, afterward the Danville division,
same road; Nov. 1901 to Feb. 1902, also superintendent Washington division; June 1902 to Jan. 1904, superintendent
Nebraska division Union Pacific Rd; Jan. 1904 to date, general manager Pan Handle & Gulf Rd and its successor,
the Kansas City Mexico & Orient By of Texas, the name having been changed Sept. 1, 1905.
O'Brien, Thomas J., General Counsel Grand Rapids & Indiana By. Office Grand Rapids, Mich.
Born July 30. 1842. Educated at the University of Michigan. Entered railway service 1871 as assistant to genecal
counsel Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry, and has been general counsel same road since 1883. Appointed minister to
Denmark May 1905 and granted leave of absence.
O'Connell, William, Auditor Missouri Kansas & Texas By of Texas. Office Dallas, Tex.
Born Aug. 19, 1850, at Cork, Ireland. Entered railway service 1866 with the Railway Clearing House at London, England,
since which he has been consecutively 1870 to 1881, clerk auditor's office London & Northwestern By of England;
1881 to 1883, freight clerk and clerk auditor's office Chicago & Grand Trunk By; 1883 to 1888, clerk in auditor's
office Missouri Pacific By; 1888 to 1892, chief clerk freight accounts Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry; 1892 to
March 1898, auditor receipts at St. Louis, Mo.; March 1898 to date, auditor Missouri Kansas & Texas By of Tens.
Odell, Jabez Theodore, Vice-President Pittsburg Bessemer & Lake Erie Rd and President Marquette &
Bessemer Dock & Navigation Co. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Dec. 20, 1846, at Twinsburg, Summit County, O. Entered railway service July 1861, since which he has been
consecutively to May 1868, telegraph operator Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Rd; May 1863 to Oct. 1872, train
dispatcher Atlantic & Great Western Ry; Oct. 1872 to Feb. 1873, train dispatcher Erie Rd at Buffalo, N Y.;
Feb. 1873 to Jan. 1874, acting superintendent Eastern division Atlantic & Great Western Ry; Jan. 1874 to Aug.
1876, superintendent same road; Aug. 1876 to May 1878, superintendent Eastern division and branches Kansas Pacific
Rd; May 1878 to Aug. 1881, superintendent Western division same road; Aug. 1881 to Oct. 1882, superintendent construction
Dallas division Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Rd; Oct. 1882 to April 1883, superintendent Dakota division Northern'
Pacific Rd; April 1888 to Aug. 1883, superintendent transportation same road; Aug. 1883 to Oct. 1887, assistant
general manager Northern Pacific Rd; Nov. 1887 to Oct. 1888, general superintendent Chesapeake & Ohio Rd; Oct.
1888 to March 1889, general manager same road; May 1889 to Nov. 13, 1893, general manager Baltimore & Ohio
System; Nov. 13, 1893, to Sept. 1, 1895, vice-president New York & New England Rd; Dec. 27, 1893, to Sept.
1, 1895, also general manager same road; Sept. 1, 1895, to Nov. 1896, second vice-president and general manager
reorganized road, the New England Rd; Nov. 1896 to date, vice-president Pittsburg Bessemer & Lake Erie Rd;
also president Marquette & Bessemer Dock & Navigation Co.
O'Donnel, Richard Lincoln, General Superintendent Buffalo & Allegheny Valley Division Pennsylvania
Rd. Office Buffalo, N. Y.
Born Nov. 5, 1860. at Philadelphia, Pa. Graduated from the Philadelphia high school 1877 and from the Polytechnic
College at Philadelphia 1882. Entered railway service 1882, since which he has been consecutively to 1883, rodman
on construction Cornwall & Lebanon Rd; 1883 and 1884, rodman, levelman and transitman in construction department
Pennsylvania Rd; 1884 to Nov. 1886, draftsman in assistant engineer's office West Penn division at Elairsville,
Pa.; Nov. 1886 to March 1887, assistant engineer in principal assistant engineer's office at Altoona, Pa.; March
1887 to Feb. 1888, assistant supervisor Altoona division at Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Feb. 1888 to Aug. 1889, assistant
supervisor Philadelphia division at Lancaster, Pa.; in Aug. 1889, after three weeks' duty on Pittsburg division
at Johnstown, Pa., was transferred to New Florence, Pa., as assistant supervisor, where he remained until Nov.
of same year; Nov. 1889 to April 1891, supervisor at Altoona yard; April 1891 to Dec. 1894, assistant engineer
Tyrone division; Dec. 1894 to Feb. 1897, assistant engineer Pittsburg division; Feb. 1897 to Jan. 1902, assistant
superintendent same division; Jan. 1902 to Jan. 1903, superintendent same division: Jan. 1903 to date, general
superintendent Buffalo & Allegheny Valley division, all on the Pennsylvania Rd.
O'Donnell, Joseph P., General Agent Fort Smith & Western Ry Office Guthrie. Okla.
Born March 3, 1871, at Louisville, Ky. Educated in the public schools and at St. Joseph Colege, Bardstown, Ky.
Entered railway service July 10, 1888, since which he has been consecutively to Feb. 28, 1890, messenger in office
of superintendent transportation Louisville & NashviJJe Rd at Louisville, Ky.; March 1, 1890, to Feb. 28, 1892,
rodman Louisville division same road; June 23, 1892, to June 30, 1893, timekeeper in Temple (Tex.) shops Gulf Colorado
& Santa Fe Ry; July 1, 1893, to Oct 3, 1897, clerk general superintendent's office same road at Galveston,
Tex.; Oct. 4, 1897, to Sept. 8, 1900, storekeeper and car accountant Gulf & Interstate By at Galveston, Tex.;
Sept. 20, 1900, to June 12, 1901, chief clerk to receiver same road; June 13, 1901, to Dec. 15, 1902, receiver
same road; Feb. 1 to June 15, 1903, clerk to division superintendent Colorado & Southern By at Denver, Colo.;
Oct. 20, 1903, to date, general agent Fort Smith & Western Ry at Guthrie, Okia.
O'Flynn, John Stanley, General Claim Agent International & Great Northern Rd. Office Palestine, Tex.
Born May 11, 1862, at Dublin, Ireland. Entered railway service 1884 as clerk local freight office Grand Trunk Ry
at Detroit, Mich., since which he has been consecutively clerk freight claim department Missouri Pacific By at
St. Louis. Mo.; freight claim agent International & Great Northern Rd at Palestine, Tex.; assistant auditor
same place, and is now general claim agent same road.
Ogden, Florence Ashton, General Freight Agent Monongahela Connecting Rd. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born Nov. 25, 1866. Educated in the public schools of Pittsburg, Pa. Entered railway service 1882 as messenger
Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Pittsburg and remained with that road until 1886; in 1838 accepted a position in the
order and freight department of Jones & Laughlin, Ltd., at Pittsburg, and has been in charge of their freight
business since 1893; 1897 to date, also general freight agent Monongahela Connecting Rd.
Ogden, Isaac Governeur, Third Vice-President Canadian Pacific By. Office Montreal, Que., Can.
Born Oct. 10, 1844, at New York, N. Y. Entered railway service March 1871, since which he has been consecutively
March 1371 to 1876, paymaster and accountant Chicago & Pacific Ry; 1876 to March 1881, auditor same company
under receiver; March 1881 to July 1883, auditor Western division Canadian Pacific Ry; July 1383 to June 1387.
auditor same road; June 138? to Dec. 1901, comptroller; Dec. 1901 to date, third vice-president same road.
Ogg, Dorsey Cleon, Trainmaster Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Office Clifton Forge, Va.
Born May 12, 1862. Educated in the public schools at Staunton, Va. Entered railway service 1880 as messenger telegraph
office Chesapeake & Ohio By at Staunton, Va., since which he has been consecutively nine months night yard
clerk; Dec. 1880 to Feb. 1881, day yard clerk; Feb. 1881 to Feb. 1883, receiving and delivery clerk at freight
depot at Staunton; Feb. 1883 to Feb. 1884, chief clerk and cashier same station; Feb. 1884 to May 1885, ticket
clerk at Staunton; May 1835 to June 1, 1890, timekeeper superintendent's office at Richmond, Va.; June 1, 1890,
to July 1, 1891, chief - clerk same office; July 1, 1891, to March 20, 1902, trainmaster at Richmond, Va.; March
20, 1902, to date, trainmaster at Clifton Forge, Va.; entire servicewith the Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.
Oglesby, James Wood, President South Georgia & West Coast By. Office Quitman, Ga.
Born May 11, 1857. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1896 as president South Georgia By and
is now president South Georgia & West Coast Ry, successor to the South Georgia Ry; is president of the lumber
firm of Oglesby & Bro. of Heartpine, Ga., which began the construction or the Georgia Pine By in 1896.
O'Hara, Andrew, Division Superintendent St. Louis & San Francisco Rd. Office Springfield, Mo.
Born Feb. 20, 1857, in Ohio. Entered railway service 1872, since which he has been consecutively 1872 to 1885,
telegraph operator, train dispatcher and trainmaster Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati & Indianapolis By; 1885
to date, with the St. Louis & San Francisco By and its successor, the St. Louis & San Francisco Rd, successively
as train dispatcher, trainmaster and division superintendent; Lug. 1896 to Oct. 1897, superintendent Kansas division;
Oct. 1887 to date, superintendent St. Louis division.
Olds, George, Ex-General Traffic Manager Canadian Pacific Ry. Address Montreal, Can.
Born Oct. 29, 1832, at Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England. Entered railway service March 1854. since which he
has been to April 1, 1857, freight clerk and agent Great Western Ry of Canada; April 1857 to April 1864, agent
and afterward general freight agent Buffalo & Lake Huron Rd; Jan. 1865 to Feb. 1870, on Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd, chief clerk general freight department and assistant general freight agent; Feb. 1870 to March
1830, general freight agent Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Rd; March 1880 to Sept. 1880, general western
freight agent Chicago Burlington & Quiney Rd; Sept. 1880 to Aug. 1882, general freight agent Chicago Milwaukee
& St. Paul Ry; Oct. 1882 to April 1883, freight traffic manager Missouri Pacific System; April 16, 1883, to
March 1, 1834, freight traffic manager, and March 1, 1884, to Jan. 1, 1836, general traffic manager Missouri Pacific
and Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Rys; Jan. 1, 1886, to Jan. 1, 1896, general traffic manager Canadian Pacific
O'Leary, Daniel, Master Mechanic Pacific Coast Co. Office Seattle, Wash.
Born July 30, 1865, at Eau Claire, Wis. Entered railway service 1881 as machinist apprentice Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis
& Omaha Ry, since which he has been consecutively 1885 to 1886, machinist in contract shops at St. Paul and
Duluth, Minn.; 1886 to 1889, machinist Northern Pacific Rd at Sprague, Wash.; 1889 to 1890, general foreman machine
shops Oregon Improvement Co. at Seattle, Wash.; 1890 to 1893, locomotive engineer same company; 1893 to date, master
mechanic same company and its successor, the Pacific Coast Co., operating the Columbia & Puget Sound Ry, Pacific
Coast Ry, Port Townsend Southern Rd and Seattle & Northern Ry; 1894 to Sept. 1900, also master mechanic Seattle
Lake Shore & Eastern Ry and its successor, the Seattle & International Ry.
O'Leary, David, Boadmaster Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Centeryule, Ia.
Born Jan. 1849, in Ireland. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has bcen consecutively 1869 to 1879, bridge
carpenter and bridge foreman Illinois Central Rd; 1879 to 1882, foreman bridges Dubuque & Dakota Rd; 1882 to
1886, supervisor bridges and roacirnaster same road; 1886 to March 1, 1888, roadmaster Minnesota & Northwestern
Ry; March 1, 1888, to Dec. 5, 1895, roadmaster and superintendent bridges and buildings Keokuk & Western Rd;
Dec. 5, 1895, to date, successively general roadmaster and roadmaster same road, now operated by the Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd.
O'Leary, Fred Leonard, Treasurer Wabash Rd. Office St. Louis, Mo.
Born May 7, 1852, at Oswego, N. Y. Entered railway service 1878, since which he has been consecutively clerk in
treasurer's office, cashier, assistant treasurer, and is at present treasurer; entire service with Toledo Wabash
& Western Ry and its successor, the Wabash Rd.
Olhausen, J. H., Es-General Superintendent Central Rd of New Jersey.
Born April 11, 1838, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Entered railway service Sept. 20, 1855, since which he
has been consecutively Sept. 20, 1855, to Jan. 1, 1887, on Philadelphia & Reading Rd and tributary lines as
follows: To Oct. 1856, in machine shops, Pottstown, Pa.; Oct. 1856 to Aug. 12, 1862, brakeman and conductor on
freight trains; Aug. 1862 to Feb. 1871, dispatcher Mahanoy & Broad Mountain Rd; Feb. 1871 to Jan. 1, 1887,
superintendent Mahanoy & Shamokin branch, to which was added in 1871 the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven branch,
in 1872 the East Mahanoy branch, in 1878 Mount Carbon, Mill Creek & Schuylkill Valley branch, in 1881 Little
Schuylkill branch, in 1883 Catawissa & Williamsport and Shamokin, Sunbury and Lewisburg branches, the whole
being known as the Mahanoy & Susquehanna division; Jan. 1, 1887, to Oct. 1901, general superintendent Central
Rd of New Jersey; Nov. 1892 to 1896, also general superintendent Lehigh & Hudson River Ry.
Olhausen, J. T., Trainmaster Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Jan. 25, 1867, at Mahanoy Plane, Pa.. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1881 as messenger
in dispatcher's office Philadelphia & Reading Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1882 to 1887, machinist
apprentice and machinist same road; Feb. 2 to July 1, 1887, draftsman Central Rd of New Jersey; July 1, 1887, to
July 16, 1889, chief clerk to superintendent motive power same road; July 16, 1889, to June 26, 1893, traveling
car agent; June 26, 1893, to Jan. 1, 1898, assistant trainmaster same road; Jan. 1, 1898, to Oct. 11, 1899, trainmaster
same road; Oct. 11, 1899, to date, trainmaster Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Philadelphia, Pa.
Olmsted, Marlin Edgar, General Counsel Buffalo & Susquehanna Rd and President and General Counsel
Beech Creek Rd, etc. Office Harrisburg, Pa.
Born in Ulysses Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania. He was educated at the Coudersport Academy. Entered railway
service 1878 as resident attorney at Harrisburg, Pa., for the Lehigh Valley Rd and several other corporations;
1888 to date, director Beech Creek Jtd; 1890 to date, president same road; is also president Pine Creek Ry and
several other corporations, and is attorney at Harrisburg for the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., Central Rd
of New Jersey, Western Union Telegraph Co., Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry, Delaware Lackawanna & Western
Rd and many other corporations; is also general counsel Beech Creek Rd and Buffalo & Susquehanna Rd; also president
Beech Creek Extension Rd.
Olney, Clarence C., Assistant Treasurer Atlantic Coast Line Rd. Office Charleston, S. C.
Born Feb. 3, 1843, at Charleston, S. C. Entered railway service 1868, since which he has been consecutively to
1870, conductor Savannah & Charleston Rd; 1870 to 1876, agent same road at Savannah, Ga.; 1877 to 1880, receiver
Georgia division same road; 1881 to 1893, freight agent Northeastern Rd at Charleston, S. C.; 1893 to date, secretary
à.nd treasurer same road and Cheraw & Darlington Rd, now the Atlantic Coast Line of South Carolina;
is also assistant treasurer Atlantic Coast Line Rd.
Onderdonk, J. R., Engineer of Tests Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born Oct. 15, 1868, at Jersey City, N. J. Graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, N. J., with
degree of M. E., 1889. Entered railway service Jan. 1890, since which he has been consecutively to Dec. 1890, draftsman
Baltimore & Ohio Rd; Dec. 1890 to Aug. 1893, inspector of materials; Aug. 1893 to Oct. 1895, assistant engineer
of tests; Oct. 1895 to June 1. 1905, engineer of tests motive power department; June 1, 1905, to date, engineer
of tests in charge of test bureau, covering experimental work, inspection of materials for all departments and
erection of all new cars and locomotives; entire service with the Baltimore & Ohio Rd.
O'Neil, John, Division Roadmaster Minneapolis & St. Louis Rd. Office Morton, Minn.
Born March 1859. Educated in the National School of Ireland. Entered railway service 1882 as laborer Chicago &
Alton Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to 1885, with tracklaying forces on various roads; 1885 to
1894, section foreman Minneapolis & St. Louis Rd; 1894 to date, division roadmaster same road.
Opie, Joseph, General Car and Locomotive Foreman Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Office Austin,
Born March 25, 1848. Entered railway service 1870, since which he has been consecutively to 1878, locomotive engineer
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry; 1878 to 1880, traveling engineer; 1880 to date, general car and locomotive
foreman; entire service with the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.
Oppenheim, Ansel, Vice-President Chicago Great Western Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born Jan. 5, 1847 at New York, N. Y. Educated at New York College. Entered railway service as director Chicago
Great Western Ry, and is now vice-president same road.
Orbison, J. L., Superintendent of Telegraph Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton Ry. Office Cincinnati, O.
From May 1890 to May 1891, superintendent C. H. & D. division Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton Rd; previous
to May 1890 his title was superintendent telegraph same road.
Orr, Harry C., General Passenger Agent Kansas City Mexico & Orient Ry and Mexico & Orient Steamship
Co. Office Kansas City, Mo.
Born 1850 in Randolph County, Indiana. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has been consecutively to 1872,
assistant ticket agent Hannibal & St. Joseph Rd at Atchison, Kan.; 1872 to 1877, ticket and form agent Chicago
Rock Island & Pacific Ry; 1877 to spring of 1887, ticket, passenger and traveling agent Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd; spring of 1887 to Feb. 1, 1892, general southwestern passenger agent Burlington lines in Missouri,
including the Hannibal & St. Joseph. St. Louis Keokuk & Northwestern and Kansas City St. Joseph & Council
Bluffs Rds and Chicago Burlington & Kansas City Ry, at Kansas City. Mo.; Feb. 1; 1892, to July 1, 1896, assistant
general passenger and ticket agent same roads; July 1, 1896, to June 19, 1900, general passenger agent Kansas City
Pittsburg & Gulf Rd; June 19, 1900, to date, general passenger agent Kansas City Mexico & Orient Ry and
Mexico & Orient Steamship Co.
Orr, James P., General Freight Agent Pennsylvania Co. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born Dec. 29, 1843, at Orrstown, Pa. Entered railway service Aug. 1. 1865, since which he has been consecutively
Aug. 1. 1865, to Sept. 1, 1865. clerk in loss and damage department; Sept. 1, 1865 to Dec. 31, 1865, receiving
clerk freight depot; Jan. 1, 1866, to March 31, 1866. manifest clerk freight depot; April 1, 1866, to March 31.
1871, clerk general freight agent's office, and April 1, 1871, to March 31, 1883, chief clerk assistant general
freight agent's office, all on Pittsburg Port Wayne & Chicago Ry; April 1, 1883, to April 1, 1897, division
freight agent Pennsylvania Co., including Eastern division Pittsburg Fort Wayne & Chicago Ry, Massillon &
Cleveland, Alliance Niles & Ashtabula and New Brighton & New Castle Rds, at Pittsburg. Pa.; April 1, 1897,
to date, general freight agent Pennsylvania Co.
Osborn, E. E., Vice-President and Secretary Chicago & Northwestern Ry and Vice-President and Assistant
Secretary Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry. Office New York, N. Y.
Born May 1, 1854. at Norwalk, Conn. Graduate of Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. Entered railway
service 1894 as general attorney Chicago & Northwestern Ry, which position he held to June 1901, when he was
elected vicepresident and secretary Chicago & Northwestern Ry and vice-president and assistant secretary Chicago
St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry.
Osborn, Edward C., Secretary and Treasurer Chattanooga Southern Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Aug. 19, 1865. - Graduated front Brooklyn. N. Y., high school 1879. Entered railway service 1893, since which
he has been consecutively to date, secretary and director Poughkeepsie & Eastern Ry; Jan. 1895 to June 1898,
also general manager same road; Nov. 1894, appointed secretary reorganization committee Chattanooga Southern Ry,
and has been secretary, treasurer and director reorganized road, the Chattanooga Southern Rd, since Jan. 1896;
is also director Albia & Centerville Ry, secretary, treasurer and director Minnesota Ry Construction Co., vice-president,
secretary and director Hamilton Bank Note Engraving & Printing Co. and secretary, treasurer and director Lookout
Osborn, George Cochran, Division Freight and Passenger Agent Wabash Rd. Oflice Quincy, Ill.
Born Jan. 7, 1862, at Dayton, O. Educated in the public schools at Urbana, 0., and Toledo, O. Entered railway service
1885 as clerk general freight office Erie Rd at Cleveland, O., since which he has been consecutively March 1, 1886,
to Feb. 1. 1887, clerk to superintendent Middie and Western States Classification Committee at Toledo, O.; Feb.
1, 1887, to May 1900, with the Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Ry and its successor, the Wabash Rd, as stenographer
to division freight agent at Toledo, O., freight solicitor, chief clerk and traveling freight agent; May 1, 1900,
to Feb. 1, 1901, agent Wabash & Lackawaana Despatch at Detroit, Mich.; Feb. 1 to Dec. 1, 1901, commercial agent
Wabash Rd at Quincy. Ill.; Dee. 1, 1901, to Oct. 12, 1905, division freight agent same road at Quincy; Oct. 12,
1905, to date, division freight and passenger agent same road at Quincy. He is the son of John M. Osborn, who was
general freight agent of the Cincinnati Sandusky & Cleveland Rd. Atlantic & Great Western Rd and the Toledo
Wabash & Western Rd until 1879.
Osborn, Louis E., Treasurer Covington & Cincinnati Elevated Rd and Transfer & Bridge Co. and
Central Union Depot & Railway Co. of Cincinnati. Office Cincinnati, O.
Born April 14, 1871, at Boston, Mass. Graduated from Harvard University. Entered railway service 1894 as treasurer
Central Union Depot & RaIlway Co. of Cincinnati, O., which position he still holds; Sept. 1, 1895, to date,
also treasurer Covington & Cincinnati Elevated Rd and Transfer & Bridge Co.
Osborne, John H., Secretary and Treasurer Owasco River Ry. Office Auburn? N.Y.
Born at Harrison, Westminster County, N. Y. Entered railway service 1881 as secretary and treasurer Owasco River
Ry, which positions he now holds.
Osborne, Nathaniel Montgomery, General Agent Norfolk & Western Ry. Office Norfolk, Va.
Born Feb. 6, 1842. at Petersburg, Va. Entered railway service Jan. 1, 1868, since which he has been consecutively
to Feb. 1868, clerk president's office Norfolk & Petersburg and South Side Rys; Feb. to Nov. 1868, auditor
same companies; Nov. 1868 to Jan. 1871, secretary Norfolk & Petersburg, South Side and Virginia & Tennessee
Rds; Jan. 1871 to May 1876, secretary Atlantic Mississippi & Ohio Rd; July 1874 to May 9, 1881, master of transportation
Norfolk & Petersburg and South Side divisions same road; May 1876 to May 1881. secretary to receivers Atlantic
Mississippi & Ohio Rd; May 9, 1881, to Jan. 7, 1883, secretary to general manager Norfolk & Western Rd;
March 13, 1882, to date, successively superintendent Eastern division and general agent same road at Norfolk, Va.
Osborne, Thomas M., President Owasco River Rd. Office Auburn, N. Y.
Born Sept. 22, 1859, at Auburn, N. Y. Graduate of Harvard University. Entered railway service 1885 as assistant
superintendent Owasco River Rd. which position he held until 1886, when he was chosen president same road.
Osgood, Cleon S., Roadmaster Portland & Rumford Falls Ry and Rumford Falls & Rangeley Lakes Rd.
Office Rumford Falls, Me.
Born July 22, 1859, at Hartford, Me. Entered railway service 1830, since which he has been consecutively to Oct.
1881, section laborer Rumford Falls & Buckfield Rd; Oct. 1881 to 1887, section foreman, and 1887 to Dec. 1,
1838, conductor and foreman of work train same road: Dec. 1, 1888, to April 1, 1889, member of the Maine state
legislature; April 1, 1889, to Aug. 1, 1892, conductor and foreman of work train Portland & Rumford Falls Ry;
Aug. 1, 1892, to date, roadmaster same road; 1893 to date, also in charge of bridges same road; June 1, 1899, to
date, also roadmaster Rumford Falls & Rangeley Lakes Rd.
Osgood, John Cleveland, Chairman Board of Directors Crystal River Rd. Office Denver, Cob.
Born March 6, 1851. From 1870 to 1873 was cashier Union Coal & Mining Co. at Ottumwa, Ia.; 1874 to 1877, cashier
First National Bank of Burlington, Ia.; 1879 to 1882, engaged in coal mining in Iowa; 1882 to date, engaged in
coal mining in Colorado; organized the Colorado Fuel Co. in 1882, of which he was president for many years; organized
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. in 1892, of which he was president and chairman of board to June 20, 1903; is
also chairman of board Crystal River Rd, which was built in the interest of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.
Otteson, John C., Secretary and Assistant Treasurer Wabash Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born Sept. 18, 1857, at Elizabethport, N. J. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1876 as clerk
Toledo Wabash & Western Ry, since which he has been consecutively Nov. 13, 1888, to Aug. 1, 1889, secretary
Wabash Western Ry; Aug. 1, 1889, to date, secretary Wabash Rd, successor to the Wabash Western Ry; April 3, 1900.
to date, also assistant treasurer same road.
Outten, Warren Bell, Chief Surgeon Missouri Pacific Ry. Office St. Louis, Mo.
Born Dec. 3, 1844, at Lexington, Ky. Graduated from St. Louis Medical College. Entered railway service 1878 as
supervising surgeon St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Ry; 1835, was appointed chief surgeon same road and
Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Ry and is now chief surgeon Missouri Pacific Ry.
Overton, Richard James, Foreman Car Repairs Southern Ry. Office Columbia, S. C.
Born May 29, 1875, in Powhatan County, Virginia. Educated in the public schools. Entered railway service 1889 as
carpenter apprentice Richmond & Danvile Rd, since which he has been consecutively to Aug. 29, 1897, in woodworking
department shops same road and its successor, the Southern Ry; Aug. 29, 1897, to Jan. 1, 1899, mechanic in shops
same road at Columbia, S. C.; Jan. 1, 1899, to Oct. 31, 1900, foreman passenger car repairs same place; Oct. 31,
1900, to date, foreman car repairs same road at Columbia, S. C.
Owen, Galan Batcherdor, Assistant to General Manager Erie Rd. Office New York, N. Y.
Born July 31, 1860. Educated at Towanda (Pa.) high school and institute. Entered railway service 1880, since which
he has been consecutively to Aug. 1, 1881, rodman Lehigh Valley Rd; Aug. 1, 1881. to April 1, 1889, assistant engineer;
April 1, 1899, to Aug. 1, 1896, roadmaster and engineer of construction same road; Aug. 1, 1896, to April 1, 1899,
division engineer maintenance of way Baltimore & Ohio Rd; April 1, 1899, to July 1, 1902, superintendent maintenance
of way same road at Baltimore, Md.; July 1, 1902, to April 15, 1903, engineer maintenance of way West Virginia
Central & Pittsburg Rd; April 15, 1903, to date, assistant to general manager Erie Rd.
Owen, William Frazer, Ex-Superintendent Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Rd.
Born March 31, 1856, at Mobile, Ala. Entered railway service July 1, 1871, since which he has been consecutively
to Aug. 28, 1880, on New Orleans Mobile & Texas Rd as follows: July 1, 1871, to March 1, 1877, successively
clerk in freight and con struction departments; ticket agent and assistant to freight agent at Mobile, Ala.; March
1 to July 1, 1877, and Nov. 1, 1877, to May 1, 1878, clerk freight department New Orleans; July 1 to Nov. 1, 1877,
and May 1, 1878, to Aug. 26, 1880, passenger conductor; Aug. 28, 1880, to June 1, 1905, with Morgan's Louisiana
& Texas Rd as follows: To Feb. 1, 1882, passenger conductor; Feb. 1, 1882, to April 1, 1884, master of trains
and chief train dispatcher; April 1, 1884, to Oct. 1, 1885, master of transportation, and Oct. 1, 1885, to June
1, 1905, superintendent.
Owens, Thomas, Superintendent Duluth & Iron Range Rd. Office Two Harbors, Minn.
Born Sept. 28, 1856, at Oshkosh, Wis. Entered railway service 1880 as carpenter Chicago & Northwestern Ry,
since which he has been consecutively to 1883, locomotive fireman, and 1883 to 1884, locomotive engineer same road;
1884 to 1885, locomotive engineer Duluth & Iron Range Rd; 1885 to 1888, dock agent, aM 1888 to 1891, ore and
lumber contracting agent same road; 1891 to April 1892, passenger conductor, and April 1892 to date, superintendent
Owens, William H., Master Mechanic Southern Ry. Office Manchester, Va.
Born May 24, 1856. Entered railway service 1876, since which he has been consecutively to 1881, machinist Richmond
& Danville Rd; 1881 to 1883, machine shop foreman; 1883 to 1890, general foreman; 1890 to 1894, master mechanic
Georgia Pacific division at Birmingham, Ala., all on the Richmond & Danville Rd; 1894 to date, master mechanic
Southern Ry, successor to the Richmond & Danville Rd, at Manchester, Va.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.