|Myrna Wells writes: It would be wonderful if someone could tell me what RR this caboose(?) belonged to. I cannot read no's on car. I haven't the slightest who (the two men) are or when it was taken. Probably 1900 to 1920 Fred writes: I think the cars are home to workers and from the rocks, I think it is an approach to a bridge and the two men are working on large bridge timbers. Were these men who worked on the tracks called Gandydancers? Can anyone tell me where that name came from? [email protected]|
|Bro. G. F. Kay, Div. 595|
Brother George Francis Kay began his railroad career as an apprentaice in 1883 at the age of 15 years. He learned the boilermakers' trade, and later went firing and was promoted to locomotive engineer in 1890. He ran an engine for the Mexican Central Railroad, with which road he remained until August, 1902, when he returned to the United States. On September 19, 1902, he went to work for the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad and remained with the Frisco until his retirement, August 28.
In February, 1892, he joined Rio Grand Div. 192 of the B. of I. E. transferring to Div. 593, at Chaffee, Mo., in 1902. In 1934 he received the honor badge for 40 years' membership.
Brother Kay was born at St. Louis, Mo., September 23, 1867. He is married, resides at 7353 Gayola Pl., St. Louis, Mo., and has three daughter, all living in St. Louis. --W. J. Buckhanun, S. T., Div. 595
Richard ([email protected]) sent this and the following two picutes and writes: This picture of ROBERT BIVENS was made in the FRISCO Yards in Tulsa OK in the 40's I think. He was my g-uncle. Most time he was a brakeman on the FRISCO and "Katy" line earlier.
|Hugh Carl Strickler began his career with the Frisco as a Section Hand about 1912, then a Coal Tender at Fayetteville AR. then transferred to St. Louis where he served as a Brown Hoist Engineer. He and his wife Minnie moved to Sapulpa where he served as a Hostler and Fireman. There he was named assistant night Roundhouse Foreman in Sapulpa. At the beinning of WW-1 he was deferred and named Night General Foreman. (Later) the shops were moved to West
Tulsa OK. He was Roundhouse Forman at the time of his death, January 3, 1952.
This picture has HUGH CARL STRICKLER standing 3rd from left, Tulsa RR Yards mid 30's.
Richard also writes that he may have some newspaper or magazine articles on the Fayetteville - St. Paul - Pettigrew branch of the FRISCO. "My g-grandfather Bivens donated right-of-way at Brashears Switch".
|These photos are the property of Phyllis Thomasson Beger. Her grandfather CHARLES A CROCKETT is the Engineer at the controls of engine 3609 THAYER, MO. |
Charles died in 1918 and the photo was taken about 1910, 1912.
Phyllis's father was Engineer CREEL THOMASSON, also of THAYER, MO. Photo at the left is a close up of the photo of the train below. Others in the photo are not identified.
|Duane E. Lamers (e-mail: [email protected]) writes: Attached is the photo of ALBERT ROTH (23 Nov 1881 - 18 Dec 1950, married to Ella ___) in front of Engine 76. I do not know where the photo was taken, but I do know that the couple lived at Puxico for much of their lives although I am sure Al started with the railroad at Cape Girardeau since this is where he was born and where his family lived. Al joined the railroad before his older brother GEORGE ROTH did. George is my wife's maternal grandfather. EDWARD ROTH was the father of George and Al, and he also worked in his earlier years for the Frisco Railroad, likely around the 1880s and on. In later years he worked in Cape in lumber mills. I am interested in information about Al Roth, including the family name of his wife. Information is also welcome about Edward Roth, of whom we know very little.|
|Melanie Greenberg [email protected] sent the picture and writes:
I have several relatives who worked for the railroad out of Springfield, MO. My great-grandfather, JESSIE L CLAY (pictured at the controls) was a stationary engineer in the roundhouse. ROBERT J McGILVRY started with FRISCO in 1903 and worked up from fireman to engineer on freight trains, to engineer on passenger trains. Robert lived to be 102. His son Robert J. Jr. also became an engineer with FRISCO. Robert J.�s brother JOHN WILLIS McGILVRYwas an engineer and another brother GEORGE BREBNER McGILVRY worked for the FRISCO as well.
|Fred Writes; (that's me) These wonderful pictures of my wife's mother were found after her passing in 1989 at the age of 89. What fun we would have had with her getting the full story behind these pictures. She was maybe 20 here, and would marry at age 25. Her husband A. L. Yates would go to work for the Frisco about 1945.|
Nelli is the one in back and I THINK the lady in front may have been her friend Zona Olivar. Has anyone a ZONA OLIVAR in their line? [email protected]