Yard, Edward J., Chief Engineer Denver & Rio Grande Rd System, Office Denver, Colo.
Born Jan. 12. 1860, at Galveston, Tex. Entered railway service 1880, since which he has been consecutively 1880
to April 1882, topographer Denver & Rio Grande Rd; April 1882 to Nov. 1882, with the Texas Santa Fe & Northern
Ry; since Nov. 1882, has been engaged on the construction of Denver & Rio Grande Western Ry in Utah, which
road is now known as the Rio Grande Western, and has held various positions with latter road, being engineer, resident
engineer at Salt Lake City until 1897, and 1897 to Feb. 1, 1902, chief engineer; from Feb. 1, 1902 to date, he
has been chief engineer Denver & Rio Grande Rd System at Denver.
Yates, Arthur G., President Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburg Ry. Office Rochester, N. Y.
Born Dec. 18, 1843, at Waverly, N. Y. Entered railway service 1890 as president Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburg
Ry, which position he now holds.
Yawkey, Cyrus C., President and General Manager Hazelhurst & Southeastern Ry. Office Hazelhurst,
Born Aug. 29, 1862. Graduated from Michigan Military Academy 1881. Entered railway service 1895 as vice-president
and general manager Hazelhurst & Southeastern Ry, which position he held until elected president and general
manager Jan. 1904.
Yegge, Charles Frederick, Secretary Cairo Memphis & Southern Rd and Transportation Co. Office Chicago,
Born May 5, 1871, at.Nevada, Ia. Educated at Northwestern University. Entered railway service July 1901 as secretary
Cairo Memphis & Southern Rd and Transportation Co., which position he still holds. Yeomans, George G., Assistant
to President Wabash Rd. Office Chicago, Ill. Born Jan. 11, 1860, at Trenton, N. .Y. Graduate of Princeton University.
Entered railway service 1S82, Since which he has been consecutively to 1884, rail inspector Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd; 1884 to 1886, clerk in purchasing department; 1886 to 1891, chief clerk same department; 1891
to March 1898, assistant purchasing agent; March 1898 to July 1, 1905, purchasing agent same system; July 1 to
Oct. 1905, assistant to first vicepresident Wabash Rd and assistant to president Wheeling & Lake Erie Rd, Wabash
Pittsburg Terminal Ry, Pittsburg Terminal Rd Coal Co. and West Side Belt Rd; Oct. 1905 to date, assistant to president
Yerkes, S. Gardner, Assistant General Passenger Agent Great Northern Ry. Office Seattle, Wash.
Born July 25, 1868, at Northville, Mich. Educated in the public schools at Detroit, Mich. Entered railway service
1890 as purser on water lines Northern Pacific Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1891. to 1894, agent same
road at Port Townsend, Wash.; 1894 to 1898, agent and assistant superintendent water lines same road at Seattle,
Wash.; 1898 to Jan. 1. 1903, city passenger and ticket agent and chief clerk to general western passenger agent
Great Northern Ry at Seattle; Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1903, general advertising agent same road at St. Paul, Minn.;
Jan. 1, 1904 to April 1, 1905, general western passenger agent same road at Seattle; April 1, 1905 to date, assistant
general passenger agent same road at Seattle.
Yoakum, B. F., Chalirman Executive Committee St. Louis & San Francisco Rd. Chicago Rock Island &
Pacific Ry and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rd and Chairman Board of Directors Evansville & Terre Haute Rd.
Office New York, N. Y.
Previous to Jan. 1888 was traffic manager and assistant general manager San Antonio & Aransas Pass Ry. Jan.
1, 1888 to July 1890, general manager same road; July 1890 to July 1892, receiver sameroad; July to Sept. 1892,
traffic manager same road; Sept. 1892 to April 1893, out of service; April 17, 1893 to July 1896, general manager
and third vice-president Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Ry; July 1896 to June 1900, vice-president and general manager
St. Louis & San Francisco Rd; June 1900 to July 1, 1901, president and general manager same toad; July 1, 1901
to March 1, 1904, president same road; Nov. 1902 to March 1, 1904, also president Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Rd; July 1903 to March 1, 1904, also president Evansville & Terre Haute Rd; March 1 to Oct. 4, 1904, chairman,
board of directors St. Louis & San Francisco Rd; Oct. 4, 1904 to date, chairman executive committee same road;
March 1, 1904 to date, also chairman executive committee Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rd and chairman board of
directors Evansville & Terre Haute Rd; Nov. 1904 to date, also president St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico
Ry; Dec. 1905 to date, also chairman executive committee Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry.
Yocum, A. H., Signal Engineer Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Office Philadelphia, Pa.
Born Oct. 30, 1864. Graduated from Dickinson College 1888. Entered service of Hall Signal Co. 1889 as foreman.
Entered railway service Feb. 1, 1895, since which he has been consecutively to Aug. 14, 1899, signal foreman Philadelphia
& Reading Ry; Aug. 14, 1899 to July 1, 1900, general signal foreman; July 1, 1900 to date, signal engineer
Yoerg, Henry, Superintendent Machine and Car Shops Great Northern Ry. Office St. Paul, Minn.
Born June 17, 1872, at St. Paul, Minn. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of 1895. Entered
railway service 1897, since which he has been consecutively to 1899. draftsman Great Northern Ry; 1899 to 1900,
assistant engineer; 1900 to 1901, superintendent machine shops at Havre, Mont.; 1901 to date, superintendent of
machine and car Shops at St. Paul, Minn.; entire service with the Great Northern Ry.
Yohe, James B., General Superintendent Pittsburg & Lake Erie Rd and Leased Lines. Office Pittsburg,
Born June 24, 1856, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Entered railway Feb. 4, 1871, since which he has been consecutively
Feb. 4, 1871 to Sept. 1874, telegraph operator Pittsburg division Baltimore & Ohio Rd; Sept. 1874 to May 1,
1875, chief clerk to trainmaster same road at Connellsville, Pa.; May 1, 1875 to Aug. 1, 1882, train dispatcher
same place; Aug. 1, 1832 to Oct. 1, 1883, chief train dispatcher Pittsburg & Western Rd, Allegheny. City, Pa.;
Oct. 10, 1883 to Aug. 1, 1888, trainmaster Pittsburg McKeesport & Youghiogheny Rd; Aug. 1, 1888 to Jan. 29,
1890, chief train dispatcher and superintendent of telegraph Pittsburg & Lake Erie Rd and leased lines; Jan.
29, 1890 to April 1, 1895, master of transportation and superintendent of telegraph Pittsburg & Lake Erie and
Pittsburg McKeesport & Youghiogheny Rds; April 1, 1895 to Jan. 25, 1898, superintendent of telegraph and superintendent
same roads; Jan. 25, 1898 to date, general superin.tendent same roads.
Yohn, Charles R., Master Mechanic Huntingdon &. Broad Top Mountain Rd. Office Saxton, Pa.
Born Aug. 6, 1838, at Pottstown, Pa. Entered railway service April 4, 1858, since which he has been consecutively
to 1860, workman on bridge construction Philadelphia & Reading Rd; 1860 to 1862, machinist and locomotive fireman
same road; 1862 to 1877, engineer same road; 1877 to 1879, with the Pottstown Iron Co.; 1882 to 1887, locomotive
engineer Huntingdon & Broad Top Rd; 1887 to date, master mechanic same road.
York, George William, Treasurer Maine Central Rd. Office Portland, Me.
Born May 28, 1854, at Portland, Me. Entered railway service Jan. 1875, since which he has been consecutively to
1876, bookkeeper civil engineer's office Eastern Rd; May 10, 1876 to Nov. 10, 1881, chief clerk general ticket
office Maine Central Rd; Nov. 10, 1881 to Sept. 1, 1883, chief clerk and bookkeeper treasurer's office; Sept. 1,
1883 to Jan. 16, 1892, auditor, and Jan. 16, 1892 to date, treasurer same road.
Yorke, Thomas Henry, Division Master Mechanic Chicago Great Western Ry. Office Clarion, Ia.
Born Oct. 27, 1866, at London, England. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1880 as machinist
apprentice Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha Rd at Hudson, Wis., and in 1881 was transferred to St. Paul,
Minn., where he served as machinist apprentice and machinist until 1887, since which he has been consecutively
to May 1889, machinist Chicago St. Paul & Kansas City Ry at South Park, Minn.; May 1889 to March 1891, machinist
Northern Pacific Rd at Fargo, N. D., Livingston and Missoula, Mont.; March 1891 to 1893. gang boss Chicago Great
Western Ry; 1893 to Nov. 1898, machine shop foreman; Nov. 1898 to May 1900, master mechanic at Des Moines, Ia.;
May 1900 to Dee. 15, 1902, master mechanic same road at Dubuque, Ia.; Dec. 15, 1902 to date, master mechanic same
road at Clarion, Ia.
Yost, Harry Ezra, Auditor Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Rd. Office Scranton, Pa.
Born June 9, 1872, at Hazleton, Pa. Graduated from Hazleton high school. Entered railway service Feb. 12, 1888,
since which he has been consecutively to July 1, 1888, agent Lehigh Valley Rd at Luzerne, Pa.; July 1, 1888 to
Nov. 1, 1892, agent same road at Wyoming, Pa.; Nov. 1 to Dec. 12, 1892, chief clerk city office Scranton, Pa.;
Dec. 12, 1892 to March 23, 1901, clerk and chief clerk to auditor Erie & Wyoming Valley Rd at Dunmore, Pa.;
March 23, 1901 to May 13, 1903, clerk to auditor of traffic Erie Rd at New York, N. Y.; May 13, 1903 to date, auditor
Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Rd.
Young, Andrew G., Traffic Manager American Sheet & Tin Plate Co. Office Pittsburg, Pa.
Born Dec. 29, 1861, at Peoria, Ill. He was educated in high school at Peoria, Ill. Entered railway service 1879
as checkman and clerk in local freight office Toledo Peoria & Western Rd. since which he has been consecutively
Oct. 1880 to May 1882, bill clerk and cashier Empire Line at Peoria, Ill.; May 1882 to July 1883, claim clerk Lake
Erie & Western Ry; July 1883 to Sept. 1890, chief clerk in general freight department same road; Sept. 1890
to Jan. 1899. assistant general freight agent Fort Wayne Cincinnati & Louisville Rd; June 1, 1896 to Jan. 1899,
also assistant general freight agent Lake Erie & Western Rd; Jan. 1899 to date, traffic manager American Tin
Plate Co., now the American Sheet & Tin Plate Co.
Young, Bertram, Auditor Freight and Ticket Accounts Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd. Office New.
Born Oct. 15, 1848, at New York, N. Y. Educated in the grammar schools of New York City. Entered railway service
1869 as clerk Delaware Lackawanna & Western Rd, and has been in the continuous employ of that road to date;
is now auditor freight and ticket accounts.
Young, Erastus, General Auditor Union Pacific Rd. Oregon Short Line Rd. Oregon Rd & Navigation Co.,
Southern Pacific Co., Chicago & Alton Ry and Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Office Omaha, Neb.
Born June 17, 1839, in Rockland County, New York. Educated at the Willlston Seminary at East Hampton, Mass. Entered
railway service April 1, 1S70, as cashier and general accountant New Orleans Mobile & Chattanooga Rd, since
which he has been consecutively Oct. 1872 to July 1876, auditor same road; July 1876 to Feb. 1880, auditor St.
Louis & Southeastern Ed; Feb. 1880 to April 1881, auditor Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rd; April 1881 to
July 1, 1883, auditor New York & New England Rd; July 1, 1883 to Jan. 1898, auditor Union Pacific Ry; Feb.
1898 to date, general auditor same road and its successor, the Union Pacific Rd; Jan. 1902 to date, also general
auditor Oregon Short Line Rd, Oregon Rd & Navigation Co. and Southern Pacific Co.; June 1902 to date, also
general auditor Chicago & Alton Ry; Aug. 1902 to date, also general auditor Pacific Mail Steamship Co.
Young, Horace G., Ex-Second Vice-President Delaware & Hudson Co. Address Albany, N. Y.
Born at Honesdale, Pa. He was educated in Rensselaer polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. Y. Entered railway service
1879 as assistant to general manager Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., since which he has been consecutively July
1, 1883 to May 1, 1885, assistant general manager; May 1, 1885 to June 1, 1886, general manager; June 1, 1886 to
Jan. 1, 1888, assistant president and general manager; Jan. 1, 1888 to July 1, 1903, second vice-president same
Young, James, General Agent Great Northern Ry. Office San Francisco, Cal.
Born June 23, 1867, at Quiney, Ill. Entered railway service 1882 as clerk general passenger office Chicago Burlington
& Quincy Rd. since which he has been consecutively theatrical agent same road at Chicago; traveling passenger
agent same road at Boston, Mass.; city passenger and ticket agent St. Paul Minneapolis & Manitoba Ry at Chicago;
traveling freight and passenger agent Great Northern Ry at Chicago, and to Sept. 1905, general agent the last named
road at Muwaukee, Wis.; Sept. 1905 to date, general agent same road at San Francisco, Cal.
Young, John Veranus, Superintendent of Signals Boston & Maine Rd. Office Boston, Mass.
Born March 4, 1862. Educated in the public schools at Boston, Mass. Entered service of the Union Switch & Signal
Co. 1881 as helper and clerk at Boston, Mass., since which he has been consecutively to spring of 1892, with same
company as draftsman, assistant superintendent Eastern district, superintendent of erection southern work and agent
at Boston, Mass.; spring of 1892 to July 1895, electrician same company; July 1895 to date, superintendent of signals
Boston & Maine Rd; Nov. 1904 to date, also superintendent of signals Maine Central Rd.
Young, Joseph H., General Manager Colorado & Southern Ry. Office Denver, Colo.
Born Jan. 17, 1864, at Salt Lake City, Utah. Educated at the University of Utah. Entered railway service 1882 as
office boy and warehouseman Utah Central Ry at Sandy StatIon, Utah, since which he has been consecutively to 1883,
agent and operator at various stations and bill clerk at Salt Lake Station same road; 1883 to 1886, ticket clerk
Union Pacific Ry and train agent same road at Ogden, Utah; 1886 to 1889, traveling passenger agent Chicago &
Northwestern Ry at Salt Lake City; 1889 to 1891, general agent Salt Lake & Eastern Ry at Salt Lake City and
general superintendent Utah Central Ry; 1891 to Aug. 1, 1902, superintendent Utah division Union Pacific System,
now the Oregon Short Line Rd; Aug. 1, 1902 to Dec. 1, 1904, general superintendent Rio Grande Western Ry; Dec.
1, 1904 to Dec. 11, 1905, general superintendent Colorado & Southern Ry; Dec. 11, 1905 to date, general manager
Young, Roscoe C., Chief Engineer Lake Superior & Ishpeming Ry, Marquette & Southeastern Ry and
Munising Ry. Office Marquette, Mich.
Born Nov. 21, 1864, at Beaver Dam, Wis. Educated at Beaver Dam high school 1881. Entered railway service 1883 as
rodman Peninsular division Chicago & Northwestern Ry, since which he has been consecutively to 1894, rodman
and assistant engineer same' road at Escanaba, Mich.; 1895 to 1899, chief engineer Munising Ry; 1899 to 1901, chief
engineer and superintendent same road; 1901 to 1903, chief engineer and superintendent of construction Des Moines
Iowa Falls & Northern Ry; 1903, locating engineer Rock Island System; 1904 to date, chief engineer Lake Superior
& Ishpeming Ry, Marquette & Southeastern Ry and Munising Ry.
Young, Walter Douglas, Electrical Engineer Baltimore & Ohio Rd. Office Baltimore, Md.
Born June 27, 1870, at Auburn, N. Y. Graduated from Cornell University 1892. Entered railway service 1895 with
the Baltimore & Ohio Rd as superintendent Belt Line power. house at Baltimore, Md., and has been electrical
engineer same road since July 1, 1896.
Young, William J., Commercial Agent Illinois Central Rd. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born March 29, 1843. Entered railway service 1863 as laborer in warehouse Illinois Central Rd at Chicago, and has
served with this company continuously to date in various positions; is now commercial agent at Chicago.
Younger, Thomas William, Master Mechanic Lines in Oregon Southern Pacific Company. Office Portland, Ore.
Born July 26, 1856, at Peoria, 'Ill. Entered railway service 1873 as apprentice in machine shops Southern Pacific
Co. at Sacramento, Cal., and remained in those shops until 1883, since which he has been consecutively 1883 to
1884, locomotive fireman; 1884 to 1887, locomotive engineer; 1887 to 1888, roundhouse forman at Lathrop, Cal.;
1888. to 1889, locomotive engineer Western division; 1889 to 1891, engineer and assistant master mechanic Stockton
& Merced division; 1891 to 1893, assistant master mechanic lines in Oregon; 1893 to date, master mechanic lines
in Oregon; entire service with the Southern Pacific Company.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.