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Coraopolis Station Agents

Coraopolis Station Agents

Passenger Station

  • George Duncan

    • First agent for the railroad company to be stationed at Coraopolis

    • The station building had living apartments, and Mr. Duncan and his family made their home in the upper story of the station

  • George W. J. McAdams

    • Listed as the station agent in the 1880 U.S. Census

    • Born around 1848 in Ohio. Mother is Hannah. Brothers Joseph & Leander.

  • William Ackley

    • A widely known river man with a wife and 2 daughters. Lived in Beaver

    • Killed in the yards by a shifting engine on October 8, 1890 and killed instantly

  • Samuel Marshall

  • Edward E. Reading

    • Assigned as passenger agent November 30, 1899 when position of freight agent was created as a separate role.

    • Promoted to chief clerk to Division Superintendent J. W. Riley as of March 23, 1902 (to fill place vacated by F. B. Vaughn)

    • Born August 1871 in Pennsylvania; widower; Boarding with George & Elizabeth McCoy on 4th Ave (per 1900 U.S. Census)



  • Ethan C. Sawin

    • Worked for P&LE since 1898

    • Ticket agent in Coraopolis since March 21, 1902

    • Came to Coraopolis from Aliquippa, where had been an agent

    • Born January 9, 1856 in Union, Iowa, and married to Matie Amsden

    • Member of First Presbyterian Church, Coraopolis Lodge No. 674, F. & A. M., and the Halcyon Club

    • Died November 9, 1921 at his home at 1022 Ridge Ave after a 10-day battle with pneumonia; buried in Edgewood Cemetery in Ashtabula, Ohio


  • Frank F. Lunn

    • Referred to as the passenger agent in September 12, 1930 news article

    • Per 1930 US Census: born abt 1885 in PA, 1113 Hiland Ave, wife Dorthea, "ticket agent, railroad"

  • C. W. Combs

    • Referred to as "chief clerk" in March 13, 1966 news article. At that time, is in his 48th year of service on the railroad

FREIGHT HOUSE

  • V. H. Nivison

    • Appointed as first freight agent on November 30, 1899 (previously was the ticket agent for both passenger and freight)

    • Resigned October 7, 1904

  • A. Nelson Hood

    • From Bentley, Ohio

    • Per 1930 US Census: born abt 1869 in OH, 834 Neely Height Ave, wife Lillian, "freight agent, steam railway"

  • A. C. Flanigan

  • C. W. Gibbs

    • Came to Coraopolis from Aliquippa in September 1913

  • Prince A. Ward

    • Per 1930 US Census: born abt 1888 in OH, 1720 Montour St, wife Grace, "agent, rail road office"

OTHER EMPLOYEES
 

Photograph of Harry B. Taylor, P&LE Ticket Agent, Montour Junction stop

  • Laborers on the Railroad listed as residing in housing adjacent to Agent George W. J. McAdams during the 1880 U.S. Census:

    • Patrick Quirk, from Ireland, 45 years old

    • Frederick Kustard, from Bavaria, 35 years old

    • Charles Johnston, from Scotland, 34 years old

    • Thomas Wallace, from Ireland, 35 years old

    • Patrick Whalen, from Ireland, 35 years old

    • John Kelly, from Ireland, 35 years old

    • John Collins, from Ireland, 35 years old

    • Owin Gaffney, from Ireland, 40 years old

  • 1930 U.S. Census Station, Additional Agents living in Coraopolis

    • John Largent, born abt 1883, in WV 1825 Montour St, wife Ruth, "ticket agent, railroad" (P&LE)

    • Harry B. Taylor, born abt 1893 in PA, 1532 5th Ave, wife Gertrude, "ticket agent, rail road" (Montour Junction P&LE Agent)

    • Charles Ewing, born abt 1906 in PA, 931 5th Ave, "agent, railroad"

    • Homer Adams Conway, born abt 1902 in PA, 1037 Main St, wife Anna, "ticket agent, railroad" (P&LE