Smith, Hamilton Riddell, General Freight and Passenger Agent Louisville & Atlantic Rd. Office Versailles,
Born July 25, 1876, at Irvine, Ky. Educated in the common schools, Entered railway service 1895 as agent and operator
Richmond Nicholasville Irvine & Beattyville Rd. now the Louisville & Atlantic Rd, since which he has been
consecutively chief clerk to general manager, chief clerk to traffic manager and is now general freight and passenger
agent same road.
Smith, Harry Ernest, Chemist and Engineer of Tests Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Collinwood,
Born Nov. 16, 1865, at Neponset, Ill. Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1883-1887. Entered
railway service 1888 as assistant chemist Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry, since which he has been consecutively
1890 to 1902, chief chemist same road; 1902 to date, chemist and engineer of tests Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Smith, Henry De Witt, Assistant Engineer Kansas City Southern Ry. Office Mansfield, La.
Born Nov. 11, 1852, at Jersey City, N. J. Graduated from Lafayette College at Easton, Pa., 1878, and from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. 7., as civil engineer, class of 1875. Entered railway service 1875, since which
he has been consecutively to 1878, assistant engineer maintenance of way department Texas & Pacific Ry; 1878
to 1882, assistant engineer on construction Denver & Rio Grande Ry; 1882 to 1883, assistant chief engineer
Texas Santa Fe & Northem Ry; 1833 to 1886, assistant engineer maintenance of way Texas & Pacific Ry; 1886
to 1887, chief engineer Paris Marshall & Sabine Pass Ry; 1887 to 1894, bridge engineer Texas & Pacific
Ry; 1894 to 1895, assistant engineer on construction Pecos Valley Ry; 1895 to 1899, assistant engineer on construction
Kansas City Plttsburg & Gulf Rd; 1899 to Aug. 1901, resident engineer Texarkana & Fort Smith Ry at Texarkana,
Tes.; Aug. 1901 to date, successively general foreman bridges and buildings Kansas City Pittsburg & Gulf Ry
at Texarkana, Tex., and assistant engineer Kansas City Southern Ry; has been a member of the American Society of
Civil Engineers since Dec. 3, 1893.
Smith, Henry G., Ex Vice President and Purchasing Agent Rutland Rd. Address Rutland, Vt.
Born June 29, 1869. Educated in the common schools and at St. Tohnsbury Academy. Entered railway service 1887 as
clerk in general offices Rutland Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1891 to 1895, treasurer Bristol Rd;
1892 to Feb. 18, 1901, secretary and treasurer Rutland Bd; 1896 to Feb. 1901, also purchasing agent same road;
1899 to Feb. 1901, also purchasing agent and treasurer Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Ry; Feb. 18, 1901, to April
1902, vice president Rutland Rd.
Smith, Howard M., General Passenger Agent Long Island Rd and the Montauk Steamboat Co. Office New York,
Born at Lakeville, N. Y. Entered railway service 1869, since which he has been consecutively to 1870, clerk local
freight office; 1870 to 1879, local freight agent; Aug. 1879 to Oct. 1879, general agent; Oct. 1, 1879, to Sept.
15, 1881, general freight agent; Sept. 15, 1881, to Jan. 1, 1887, chief clerk traffic department; Jan. 1, 1887,
to April 2, 1888, assistant traffic manager; April 2, 1888, to Jan. 15, 1901, traffic manager; all on Long Island
Rd; Jan.. 15, 1901, to date, general passenger agent same road and the Montauk Steamboat Co.
Smith, Jackson, With Isthmian Canal Commission. Address Ancon, Canal Zone, Panama.
Born 1862 at Marion, S. C. Educated at the Marion Academy. Entered railway service 1876, since which he has been
consecutively to 1881, clerk in traffic, transportation and operating departments Atlantic Coast Line at Wilmington,
N. C., and Columbia, S. C.; 1881 to June 1882, cleric passenger department Associated Railways of Virginia and
the Carolinas at Richmond, Va.; June 1882 to date, with Louisville & Nashville Rd in various capacities in
traffic department at Louisville, Ky., Knoxville, Tenn., and Cincinnati, O., and to April 1, 1901, division passenger
agent at Cincinnati; April 1, 1901, to Dec. 1902, with J. P. McDonald & Co., railroad contractors, at New York;
Dec. 1902 to July 1904, assistant to president Mexican International Rd at Durango, Mex.; July 1904 to April 1905,
general passenger agent National Lines of Mexico, comprising the National Rd of Mexico, the Mexican International
Rd and the Interoceanic Ry of Mexico; April 1905, with Isthmian Canal Commission in charge of labor department
at Ancon, Canal Zone, Panama.
Smith, Jerome W., Assistant Secretary and General Auditor Pacific Coast Co. Office Seattle, Wash.
Born June 17, 1859, at Madison, Wis. Educated in the public schools at Madison, Wis. Entered railway service 1877,
since which he has been consecutively to Feb. 1878, telegraph operator and warehouseman Chicago & Northwestern
Ry; Feb. 1878 to June 1883, ticket agent Sioux City & Pacific Rd; June 1883 to Feb. 1890, clerk, cashier, traveling
auditor and commercial agent Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Ry; Feb. 1890 to July 1899, traveling auditor
and chief clerk auditor's office Great Northern Ry; July 4, 1899, to date, general auditor Pacific Coast Co.; Oct.
11, 1905. to date, also secretary same company.
Smith, Luther C., Manager Delaware Susquehanna & Schuylkill Rd. Office Drifton, Pa.
Born July 25, 1859, at Milton, Pa, Entered railway service 1871, since which he has been consecutively nine months
messenger Philadelphia & Erie Rd; Aug. 1873 to March 1876, telegraph operator Philadelphia & Reading Rd
at Ringtown, Pa., and operator and clerk same road at Quakake Junction, Pa.; March 1876 to Jan. 1885, successively
operator at various points, operator and clerk Sunbury shops and clerk and stenographer to superintendent Sunbury
division Philadelphia & Erie Rd; Jan. 19, 1885, to Sept. 1889, chief clerk to division superintendent same
road; Sept. 1, 1889, to March 1, 1892, chief clerk to general superintendent Baltimore & Ohio Rd at Baltimore,
Md.; March 1 to Nov. 1, 1892, chief clerk general manager's office New York Lake Erie & Western Rd at New York
City; Nov. 1, 1892, to Dec. 19, 1894, superintendent Tioga division same road; Dec. 19, 1894, to Nov. 1, 1895,
superintendent Jefferson division same road; Nov. 1, 1895, to April 1903, superintendent Delaware Susquehanna &
Schuylkill Rd; Aprll 1903 to date, manager same road.
Smith, Milton H., President Louisville & Nashville Rd. Office Louisville, Ky.
Born Chautauqua County, New York. Previous to 1868 was successively op erator and clerk superintendent's office
Mississippi Central Rd, Holly Springs, Miss., and with military railways in northern Alabama during the war, at
the close of which was appointed local freight agent Louisville & Nashville Rd, Louisville, Ky.; about 1868,
became general freight agent same road, which position he held, until Oct. 1878, from which time to Oct. 1881,
was general freight agent Baltimore & Ohio Rd; Oct. 1881 to Jan. 1882, general agent Pennsylvania Rd; Jan.
to July 1882, third vice president and traffic manager Louisville & Nashville Rd; July 1882 to 1884, first
vice president samb company; Jan. 1883 to Aug. 1884. general manager; Aug. 1884 to Oct. 6, 1886. president; Oct.
6, 1886, to March 9, 1891, vice president same road; March 9, 1891, to date, president same road.
Smith, Nathaniel E., Superintendent Telegraph New York New Haven & Hartford Rd. Office New Haven,
Born May 14, 1855, at Southbridgd, Mass. Educated at Southbridge high school and at Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham,
Mass. Entered railway service as telegraph operator New York & New England Rd at Franklin, Mass., since which
he has been consecutively train dispatcher same road at Boston, Mass.; train dispatcher New York New Haven &
Hartford Rd at New Haven, Conn.; chief train dispatcher same road, and is now superintendent telegraph same road.
Smith, Nicholas T., Treasurer Southern Pacific Co. Office San Francisco, Cal.
Born Nov. 29, 1829, at Schodack, N. Y. Entered railway service 1871; to June 1876, cashIer and paymaster Southern
Pacific Rd; June 1876 to date, treasurer Southern Pacific Rd and Market Street Ry; March 1885 to April 7, 1892,
assistant treasurer Southern Pacific Co., and April 7, 1892, to date, treasurer same company.
Smith, Norbourn Henry, Foreman Norfolk & Western Ry. Office Bristol, Tenn.
Born Nov. 22, 1844, at Lynchburg, Va. He was educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1862 with
Virginia & Tennessee Rd (now Norfolk & Western Ry), since which he has been consecutively machinist seven
years; foreman roundhouse 16 years; master mechanic Western division same road and master mechanic Roanoke Machine
Works 22 months: was subsequently master mechanic Clinch Valley division same road at Bluefield, W. Va., and is
now foreman same road at Bristol, Tenn.
Smith, Persifor Frazer, Jr., Master Mechanic Pittsburg Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office
Born Aug. 7, 1870. Educated at high school and at Worralls Academy at West Chester, Pa. Entered railway service
1887 as special apprentice Pennsylvania Rd at Altoona, Pa., shops. since which he has been consecutively Feb. 1,
1892, to Aug. 1, 1893, assistant road foreman of engines Pittsburg division same road; Aug. 1, 1893, to Feb. 1,
1895, assistant road foreman of engines Western division Pittsburg Port Wayne & Chicago Ry; Feb. 1, 1895, to
Nov. 10, 1896, assistant master mechanic Fort Wayne, Ind., shops same road; Nov. 10, 1896, to Jan. 1, 1900, master
mechanic Crestline and Toledo shops same road; Jan. 1, 1900, to March 1, 1903, master mechanic Pittsburg Cincinnati
Chicago & St. Louis Ry at Logansport, Ind.; March 1, 1903, to date, master mechanic same road at Dennison,
Smith, R. R., Superintendent Motive Power Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry Lines West of Missouri River.
Office Lincoln, Neb.
Born at New York, N. Y. Educated in the public schools at Albany, N. Y. Entered railway service 1872, since which
he has been consecutively to 1878, with Delaware & Hudson Canal Co. as machinist apprentice, machinist, locomotive
fireman and locomotive engineer; 1878 to Aug. 1881, machinist Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd; Aug. 1881 to
April 1885, foreman of shops same road at Aurora, Ill.; April 1885 to July 1888, general foreman same road at Chicago
shops; July 1888 to April 1902, master mechanic Chicago division same road; April 1902 to date, superintendent
motive power same road in charge of lines west of Missouri River.
Smith, Robert Ellerslie, General Superintendent Motive Power Atlantic Coast Line Rd. Office Wilmington.
Born Sept 11, 1862, at Reading, Pa. Graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover, Mass., class of 1882. Entered railway
service 1882 as machinist apprentice Philadelphia & Reading Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1885
to Nov. 1886, draftsman Norfolk & Western Rd; Nov. 1886 to Oct. 1890, foreman same road at Norfolk, Va.; Oct.
1890 to 1892, road foreman of engines; 1892 to Jan. 1896, general foreman Lambert Point shops same road: Jan. 1896
to Feb. 1897. fuel agent Atlantic Coast Line; Feb. 1997 to July 1898, superintendent motive power same road; July
1898 to March 31, 1905, assIstant to general manager same road; April 1, 1905, to date, general superintendent
motive power same road.
Smith, Robert James, District Freight and Passenger Agent Great Northern Ry. Office Winnipeg, Man.
Born May 14, 1873, at Listowel. Ont. Graduated from high school at Winnipeg, Man. Entered railway service 1885
as messenger and clerk telegraph department Canadian Pacific Ry, since which he has been consecutively 1890 to
1892, telegraph operator same road at Winnipeg; 1892 to 1898, telegraph operator Western Union Telegraph Co. at
St. Paul, Minn., and at Sioux City. Ia.; 1893 to date, with the Great Northern Ry successively as telegraph operator,
station agent, train dispatcher and district freight and passenger agent at Winnipeg.
Smith, Robert T., Ex Master Mechanic Burlington & Missouri River Rd. Address Lincoln, Neb.
Born May 15, 1856, at Michigan City, Ind. Entered railway service 1871, since which he has been consecutively 4
1/2 years apprentice machinist Michigan Central Rd; six months fireman Midland Pacific Ry; three months machinist
A. & N. Rd; two years machinist Burlington & Missouri River Rd at Plattsmouth, Neb.; three months fireman
same road; Sept. 1878 to Jan. 1891, engineer same road; Jan. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1892, road foreman, and Dec. 1892
to Jan. 1903, master mechanic same road.
Smith, Robert W., Ex Treasurer Pennsylvania Rd. Address Philadelphia, Pa.
Born April 11, 1836, at New York, N. Y. Educated at John W. Fairies Classical Academy at Philadelphia and at the
Protestant Episcopal Academy at the same place. Entered railway service Jan. 1851, since which he has been consecutively
to 1865, office boy at Philadelphia for Leech & Co.'s Rail & Canal Transportation Co.; 1865 to 1871, eastern
superintendent Empire Transportation Co. at Wllliamsport, Pa.; 1871, treasurer Western & Atlantic Rd at Atlanta,
Ga.; 1871 to date, secretary and treasurer American Steamship Co.; April 1885 to Jan. 2, 1887, treasurer Norfolk
& Western Rd: Jan. 2, 1887, to June 1, 1904, treasurer Pennsylvania Rd.
Smith, Roland K., General Manager Detroit Toledo & Ironton Ry and Ann Arbor Rd. Office Toledo, O.
Born Feb. 22, 1869. Graduated from St. James Military Academy 1887. Entered railway service 1887, since which he
has been consecutively to 1888. telegraph operator and agent Union Pacific Ry at various points; 1888 and 1889,
agent and operator Wabash St. Louis & Pacific Ry at various places; Feb. 1890 to July 1894, contracting freight
agent Burlington lines at Kansas City, Mo.; July 1894 to April 1896, general agent at Atchison, Kan.; April 1896
to Nov. 1896, traveling freight agent at Brookfield, Mo.; Nov. 1896 to Nov. 1899, general agent at Leavenworth,
Kan.; alt with the Burlington System; Nov. 1899 to Oct. 1902, assistant superintendent Kansas City St. Joseph &
Council Bluffs Rd. which is a part of the Burlington System; Oct. 1902 to June 1905, superintendent Missouri division
St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Ry; June 1905 to date, general manager Detroit Toledo & Ironton Ry and
Ann Arbor Rd.
Smith, Rowland, Assistant Comptroller Washington & Columbia River Ry. Office Tacoma, Wash.
Born May 9, 1852, at Much Wenlock, England. Educated at Liverpool Collegiate Institute 1860 to 1866. Entered railway
service 1883 as clerk auditor's office Oregon Pacific Rd, since which he has bcen consecutively July 1, 1888, to
Nov. 4, 1892, auditor Oregon & Washington Territory Rd; Nov. 1, 1892, to date, suesessively auditor and assistant
comptroller Washington & Columbia River Ry.
Smith, Samuel Harris, General Freight and Passenger Agent Sierra Ry of California. Office Jamestown,
Born Dec. 8, 1849. Graduated from high school at Chicago. Entered railway service 1882 as clerk freight office
Southern Pacific Co. at El Paso, Tex., since which he has been consecutively Aug. 1, 1886, to Dec. 1, 1887, agent
and trainmaster same company at Mojave, Cal.; Dec. 1, 1888, to May 1, 1899, clerk general freight office same company
at San Francisco. Cal.; May 1, 1899, to date, general freight and passenger agent Sierra Ry of California.
Smith, T. L., Master Mechanic Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry. Office Beardstown, Ill.
Born 1854 near Zanesville, O. Entered railway service as machinist apprentice Baltimore & Ohio Rd, and after
serving apprenticeship with that road went to the Pennsylvania Rd, with which he was connected until 1876; 1876
to 1881, with Baltimore & Ohio Rd; 1881 to April 1, 1902, successively machinist, gang boss, roundhouse foreman,
road foreman of engines and assistant master mechanic Chicago Burlington & Quincy Ry; April 1, 1902, to date,
division master mechanic same road at Beardstown, Ill.
Smith, William Alden. Address Grand Rapids, Mich.
Born, May 12, 1859, at Dc.wagiac, Cass County, Mich. Educated in high school at Dowagiac. Entered railway service
1887 as attorney Detroit Lansing & Northern Rd, and in Jan. 1890, was appointed general attorney same road
and Chicago & West Michigan Ry, which position he held until those roads were absorbed by the Pere Marquette
Rd. Mr. Smith was elected to the 54th Congress in 1894 as a Republican from the 5th Congressional District of Michigan,
and was reelected to the 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th Congresses.
Smith, William Carpenter, Division Engineer Northern Pacific Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born July 30, 1865, at St. Cloud. Minn. Graduated from the civil engineering department Minnesota State University
June 1890. Entered railway service 1890 as resident engineer St. Paul & Northern Pacific Ry, since which he
has been consecutively 1893 to 1897, assistant engineer Northern Pacific Rd at Duluth, Minn.; 1897 to 1899, assistant
engineer same road at Jamestown. N. D.; 1899 to March 1, 1902, assistant engineer in charge of construction work
same road; March 1 to Dec. 1, 1902, division engineer at Livingston, Mont.; Dec. 1, 1902, to date, division engineer
same road at St. Paul, Minn.
Smith, William Henry, Freight Claim Agent Atlanta & West Point Rd and Western Ry of Alabama. Office
Born Aug. 31, 1868, at Greensboro, N. C. Educated in the grammar and high schools of Charlotte, N. C., and Atlanta,
Ga. Entered railway service 1886 as clerk In local freight office Richmond & Danville Rd at Atlanta, Ga., since
which he has been consecutively Jan. 1893 to 1894, traveling auditor same road; 1894 to Jan. 1901, traveling auditor
Southern Ry, successor to the Richmond & Danville Rd; Jan. 1901 to Oct. 1902, traveling auditor Atlanta &
West Point Rd and Western Ry of Alabama; Oct. 1902 to date, freight claim agent same roads.
Smith, William L., Assistant to Second Vice-President Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley
Rds. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born May 15, 1862, in Franklin County, Virginia. Entered railway service 1883, since which he has been consecutively
to 1884, freight clerk Memphis & Charleston Rd at Huntsville, Ala.; 1884 to 1888, chief clerk to general superintendent
same road at Memphis, Tenn.; 1888 to 1890, secretary to vice president and general manager Louisville New Orleans
& Texas Ry at Memphis; 1890 to 1891, traveling freight agent same road; 1891 to 1893, contracting freight agent
same road at Memphis; 1893 to Aug. 1896, commercial agent Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rds
at Memphis; Aug. 1896 to Dec. 1903, assistant general fright agent same roads Memphis. Tenn.; Dec. 1903 to date,
assistant to second vice president same roads at Chicago.
Smith, W. M., Commercial Agent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Office Trinidad, Colo.
Born Oct. 19, 1855, at Boston, Mass. Educated at Madison University at Hamilton, N. Y. Entered railway service
1875 as operator and clerk Denver & Rio Grande Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1876 to 1880, operator
government telegraph in New Mexico; 1880 to date, with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Ry as agent at different
points in New Mexico and Texas, and is now commercial agent same road at Trinidad, Colo.
Smith, William P., Auditor and Treasurer Eastern Texas Rd. Office Lufkin, Tex.
Born Dec. 16, 1867, in Clinch County, Georgia. Educated in the public schools of Georgia. Entered railway service
1882 as messenger and clerk Atlantic & Gulf Rd, now a part of the Atlantic Coast Line, since which he has been
consecutively, three years operator and agent Brunswick & Western Rd; to 1888, relief agent several roads and
bookkeeper for a mercantile firm; 1888 to 1890, agent and operator Houston East & West Texas Rd at various
points; 1890 to 1900, dispatcher same road; Nov. 1900 to Dec. 1901, dispatcher Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry;
Dec. 1901 to July 1902, dispatcher Houston East & West Texas Rd July 1902 to March 20, 1905, station agent.
train dispatcher and chief clerk to traffic manager Eastern Texas Rd; March 20, 1905, to date, auditor and treasurer
Smith, William T., Freight Claim Agent Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. Office Cleveland. O.
Born Feb. 18, 1850, at Thompson, Conn. Educated in the public schools at Cleveland, O. Entered railway service
1869 as clerk general freight office Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry; subsequently organized the claim department
of that road and became Its chief clerk; is now freight claim agent same road.
Also see Smith Part 1
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.