Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo of Daniel W. Strong

From: "Edward Hodges"

Three years ago, I asked for your help in locating the death date and burial site for Daniel W. Strong – co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad. As you can see ... your help proved fruitful. But wait – there's more – I did more digging and found a descendant of "Doc" Strong who had a photograph of him – this is a big deal – because – up to this time, no publically available image of him has been available. Thanks to Peggy Gailbraith – Strong's photo is available ...

—Ed Hodges

The Search for the Death Date & Obituary of Daniel W. Strong (aka: Doc. Strong of Dutch Flat) Original Stockholder in the CPRR, Born July __, 1822 ; Died Nov. 21, 1889.

DANIEL WEBSTER STRONG, Timeline of events in Dutch Flat, CA; 1855-1869, Prepared by Doug Ferrier of Dutch Flat.

Daniel W. Strong, Co-Founder of the Central Pacific Railroad. Detail Photo courtesy of Margaret Galbraith, Strong Descendent.
Daniel W. Strong, Co-Founder of the Central Pacific Railroad.
Detail Photo courtesy of Margaret Galbraith, Strong Descendent.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how I can contact Margaret Galbraith? I would like to get her person to use the photo in a video we are producing for the Truckee railroad museum.

11/05/2011 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sierra Nevada route over which the Central Pacific Railroad was actually built, came at the suggestion of Dr. Daniel W. Strong, a druggist of Dutch Flat.

10/02/2014 4:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

would like permission to use this photo please contact me at

5/30/2015 1:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

"Edward Hodges" is a bad e-mal address if anyone can help that would be great

5/30/2015 2:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am also a descendent of Doc Strong - he was my great, great Grandfather and I'm now doing some research about him. Please contact me if have more information -

8/23/2021 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pacific Railway Commission, 1887, volume #9 (Search this linked index pdf for " strong" with a space in front of the name)
Strong, Daniel W., 2838-2875, 2916, 2917,. 2959-2977. ... ing ; copy assignment from D. W. Strong to O. D. Lambard, 3138 ...

The United States Pacific Railway Commission, 1887 Report volumes are linked here.

8/24/2021 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see the section on "DOC" DANIEL W. STRONG in THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD: The Builders of the Central Pacific Railroad by JOHN DEBO GALLOWAY, C. E.

8/24/2021 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See related faq

8/24/2021 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D. W. Strong is listed in "SCHEDULE A. Stockholders Central Pacific Railroad Company of California."

8/24/2021 12:49 PM  

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