Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Question - Great-great-grandfather, Ransom Cross (d. August 28, 1869)

Date: January 26, 2005 11:47:21 PM EST
Subject: Question

Very nice website.
I am sending you this in hopes that you might help me. My Great-great-grandfather, Ransom Cross (b. about 1828) died in California on August 28, 1869. I am wondering if there was a mishap/accident that may have occurred in conjunction with the railroad on this date? The reason I am asking you is  that he was originally a rail road Section Master in Wisconsin in 1860. Then left his family to go to California. I am assuming that he went to build the transcontinental railroad. Can you help?
What ever information would be useful.
James Cross


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have a chronology of the CP to the degree of detail that such a question could be answered! Wendell

1/27/2005 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

August 28, 1869 doesn't bring any particular event to mind, but
railroading was a dangerous business with many accidents and deaths.


Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum

1/27/2005 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've checked my newspaper file and find no indication of an accident during that time period. Wendell.

1/27/2005 9:04 PM  

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