Saturday, March 26, 2016

Southern Pacific Company Special Agent O.J. Meade c. 1903-1909

From: "Tink & Dawn"

Fantastic site ... I need some help ...

I have been trying to find out more about a Special Agent for the Southern Pacific Company, around 1903-1909, named O.J. Meade. He was in the San Joaquin Division, Bakersfield, California, in 1909.

I have two pieces of ephemera from him. One is a letter [See the first document below] to the Sheriff post marked July 7, 1903, about some stolen mirrors from different train cars.

A dispatch written on January 12, 1909, [is] asking Marshall Kelly for help in stopping the "hobo's" from burning the empty cars. [See the second document below.]

I am having a hard time finding any information on him. I am going to put these two pieces up for auction and need a bit more background. Can you possibly help me in finding more of this man? I appreciate all of your help. You have a grand website; I have learned a lot of new things here ... Thanks again.

—George Marshino

O.J. Meade SP document

O.J. Meade SP document