JOHN W McCONNELL Old-Time Railroaders The INTER OCEAN (Chicago, IL) 9 October 1890 Sedalia, MO
OLD-TIME RAILROADERS. There was a meeting yesterday at McCoy's Hotel of railroad men employed on the Galena a ad Chicago Railroad prior to I860. The men axe united in an organisation ' consisting of about seventy-fire members. .Following are the offioera: George W. Waite, President; J. D. Perkins. First Vice President; J. D. John son, Second Tice President; John Sanborn, Treasurer; William Hunneman, Secretary, The Galena and Chicago Railroad was the first road built out of Chicago, ' and the first grade stake was driven by George W. Waits. at the corner of Halsted and Kinzie streets, July iu, iss. The meeting was attended yesterday by the following members, who registered their names, addresses, and dates of Smplovment ay tne oia traiena ana cnicago itoea: ueorge yi. waite, Chicago, March 28, 1H4S; John U. Perkins, Barenswood, Jane 9, lSol ; John Clark, Chicago, Oct. 1, 188; J. D. Johnson Chicago, Aug. 19, 1861: Charles L. Goosch Savanna, 111., Oct. 10 1854; W. J. Hunter, Elgin, June L, 1S50; Lewis Brink, Chicago, autumn of 1855; John W. -McConnell, Sedalia, M.O., ot. v, i33; Kobert S. VaU, Elgin. Oct. o, 1H; l nomas .Burgess, (jmcago, June 7, 1853 James D. Place, Waterloo, Iowa, April 5, 1856 11. D. Stedman, Aurora, 1853; Milo Smith, Clinton, lows, spring of l-HV; William a Hunneman, Chicago, July, 1854; John Jackson, Boone, Iowa, 1856; Clark Smith, Wau kesha, 1853; J. D. Perkins, Rock ford, IiL, April. 1851 : John McMahon. Chicairo. 1849. The association will to-morrow make excur sions to the sereral railroad and machine shops in the city, the tunnels, etc, and will hare a banquet on next Friday night.