Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with H

  • Hackworth, Timothy (1786-1850) - Pioneering English steam locomotive designer and builder.
  • Hafer, George - President of Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 53)
  • Hagerman, James John "J.J." (1838-1909) - Owner of Colorado Midland Railway 1885-__; oversaw construction to Leadville including the namesake Hagerman Tunnel; founded Pecos Valley Railroad in 1890 which he reorganized in 1891 as the Pecos Valley & Northeastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 58)
  • Haines, H. S. - SF&W Railway. President of General Time Convention. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Hall, Henry Clay, Jr. (1860-1936) - Commissioner for Interstate Commerce Commission beginning in 1914; chairman of the ICC 1917-1928.
  • P. A. Hall P. A. Hall in 1859
  • Hall, P. A. - General superintendent of Chicago Union Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Hall-Jones, William  (1851-1936) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1906-1908.
  • Hallack, E. F. - President of Denver & Scranton Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Hallidie, Andrew Smith (1836-1900) - Developed the first practical cable car system for San Francisco, California.
  • Hamberger, Edward R. - President of the Association of American Railroads.
  • Hambleton, F. S. - President of Albany & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Hammond, A. B. - President of Astoria & Columbia River Railroad. President of Corvallis & Eastern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 193 and 297)
  • Hammond, H. B. - President of Indianapolis, Decatur & Springfield Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • Hammond, John - President of Crown Point Iron Company's railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51)
  • Hanna, David Blyth (1858-1938) - President of Canadian Northern Quebec Railway. First president of Canadian National Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 231)
  • Hanna, H. N., Jr. - President of Bowman Creek Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Hannaford, Jule Murat (1850-1934) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1913-1920 [preceded by Howard Elliott; succeeded by Charles Donnelly]; president of Northern Express Company. (NY Times; May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1279)
  • Hanson, J. F. - President of Central of Georgia Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 241)
  • Harahan, James T. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1906-1911 [preceded by Stuyvesant Fish; succeeded by Charles H. Markham].
  • Harahan, W. J. - President of Seaboard Air Line Railroad; president of Nickel Plate Road 1935-__ [preceded by John Joseph Bernet]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Harbeson, John (1888-1986) - Architect and industrial designer who helped with the design of the Pioneer Zephyr in 1934 and Denver Zephyr in 1936.
  • Harding, B. L. - President of Des Moines, Osceola & Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Harding, Fred B. - President of East St. Louis, Caseyville & Eastern Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1307)
  • Hardy, Alpheus - President of Detroit, Lansing & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Hare, Theodore Julius - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Harmon, Judson - Receiver for Cincinnati, Findlay & Fort Wayne Railway. Receiver for Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway. President of Dayton & Union Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 283, 285 and 299)
  • Harnden, William F. (1812-1845) - Began career as a ticket salesman for the Boston & Providence Railroad, became the first person to send an express shipment by rail in 1839 and founded Harnden & Company as a result of this experience.
  • E. H. Harriman E. H. Harriman in 1899
  • Harriman, Edward Henry (1848-1909) - Began railroad career with the purchase of the Lake Ontario Southern Railroad which he then rebuilt and reorganized as the Sodus Bay & Southern Railroad before selling it to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Director for Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 1897-1909; chairman of UP 1898-__; president of UP 1903-__ ; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1901-1909 [preceded by Charles Melville Hays; succeeded by Robert S. Lovett]; also contolled Illinois Central Railroad and Central of Georgia Railroad.
  • Harrington, W. P. - President of Colusa & Lake Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Harris, A. B. - President of Connecticut & Passumpic Rivers Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Harris, E. M. - President of Cooperstown & Susquehanna Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Harris, G. P. - President of Wichita Valley Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Harris, George B. - President of Chicago, Burlinton & Quincy Railroad 1901-1910 [preceded by Charles Elliott Perkins; succeeded by Darius Miller]; president of Fort Worth & Denver City Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 259; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Harris, Joseph S. - Receiver for Central Railroad of New Jersey [with John S. Kennedy]. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Harris, Robert (born 1830) - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1876-1878; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1884-1888. (Official List 1888, p 145)
  • Harrison, E. Hunter (born 1944) - Final president of Illinois Central Railroad 1993-1998 [preceded by Edward Moyers]; vice president and COO of Canadian National Railway (CN) 1998-2003; Railway Age's Railroader of the Year for 2002 [preceded by Mike Haverty; succeeded by Richard K. Davidson]; president of CN 2003-2009 [preceded by Paul Tellier; succeeded by Claude Mongeau]; president and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway 2012-__ [preceded by Fred Green].
  • Fairfax Harrison in 1913 Fairfax Harrison in 1913
  • Harrison, Fairfax (1869-1938) - Began railway career as a lawyer with the Southern Railway (U.S.) in 1896; promoted to vice president in 1906; president of Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway (Monon Railroad) 1910-1913 [preceded by Ira G. Rawn; succeeded by Frederic A. Delano]; president of Southern Railway 1913-1937 [preceded by William W. Finley; succeeded by Earnest E. Norris]; president of Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Railroad; president of Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad; president of Mobile & Ohio Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1228)
  • Harrison, Frederick - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1893-1908 [preceded by George Findlay; succeeded by Frank Ree].
  • Harrison, George M. - President of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks.
  • Harrison, Karen (born 1960) - First female train driver appointed in the United Kingdom.
  • Harrison, Thomas Elliot (1808-1888) - British civil engineer and surveyor; surveyed parts of the London-Birmingham line and the Stanhope & Tyne Railway.
  • Harrison, William G. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1853-1855 [preceded by Thomas Swann; succeeded by Chauncy Brooks].
  • Harrold, Uriah B. - President of Buena Vista & Ellaville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Hart, John B. - President of Alexander & Eastern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Hart, W. P. - Receiver for Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Hart, William T. - President of Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 114)
  • Hartley, T. - General manager of Little Saw Mill Run Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 113)
  • Harvey, Fred (1835-1901) - Entrepreneur who developed the Harvey House chain of restaurants in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railroad.
  • Haswell, John (1812-1897) - Scottish locomotive builder; became prominent with locomotive construction in Austria, building the first six-coupled locomotive for that country.
  • Hatfield, Robert, Jr. - President of Alaska Railroad 1991-1997.
  • Hauser, S. T. - President of Helena, Boulder Valley & Butte Railroad; president of Helena & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Hauss, W. H. - President of East St. Louis Interurban Electric Railway; president of St. Louis East Side Belt Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1307 and 1318)
  • Havemeyer, Henry Osborne (1847-1907) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1875-1876 [preceded by Oliver Charlick; succeeded by Conrad Poppenhusen].
  • Haverty, Michael R. (born 1944) - President of Santa Fe Railroad 1989-1995; president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1995-__; Railroader of the Year 2001 [succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Haviland, Isaac E. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1850-1851 [preceded by James H. Weeks; succeeded by Moses Maynard, Jr.] and 1852-1853 [preceded by Moses Maynard, Jr.; succeeded by William E. Morris].
  • Hawkins, S. H. - President of Americus, Preston & Lumpkin Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Hawks, J. D. - President of Detroit & Mackinac Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • Hayes, George B. - President of Addyston & Ohio River Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 187)
  • Hayes, R. S. - President of Duluth Short Line Railway; president of St. Cloud, Grantsburg & Ashland Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 23 and 37)
  • Hayford, W. B. - President of Bangor & Piscataqua Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Haynes, D. R. - President of St. Louis & Central Illinois Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 170)
  • Haynes, L. C. - President of Alton, Granite & St. Louis Traction Company; president of St. Louis & Belleville Electric Railway; president of Alton & Eastern Railway; president of East St. Louis & Eastern Railway; president of East St. Louis & St. Louis Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1247, 1271, 1299 and 1306)
  • Hays, Charles Melville (1856-1912) - Secretary to the general manager of Missouri Pacific Railroad 1877-1884; secretary to the general manager of Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad 1884-1886; general manager of WStL&P 1886-1889; vice president of Wabash Railroad 1889-1896; general manager of Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) 1896-1900; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1900-1901 [preceded by Collis P. Huntington; succeeded by E. H. Harriman]; vice president and general manager of GTR 1902-1909. President of Central Vermont Railway. President of GTR 1910-1912 [preceded by Charles Rivers Wilson; succeeded by Edson Joseph Chamberlin]. (Pocket List 1907, p 245)
  • Hays, J. F. - President of Asheville & Craggy Mountain Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 193)
  • Hazard, F. R. - President of Calumet, Hammond & Southeastern Railroad. President of Delray Connecting Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 231 and 303; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1200)
  • Hazard, John N. - President of Narragansett Pier Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Hazlett, C. E. - President of Springfield Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1318)
  • Heacock, W. J. - President of Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Head, F. H. - President of Chicago & Iowa Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 35)
  • Healey, M. J. (d. before 1915) - President of Chicago, Western Illinois & Iowa Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1304)
  • Hearst, George - President of Black Hills & Fort Pierre Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Heartt, Jonas C. (1793-1874) - Director of Troy & Boston Railroad 1849-1874.
  • Hedley, William (1773-1843) - Pioneering English locomotive designer and builder of Puffing Billy in cooperation with Timothy Hackworth.
  • Hegewisch, A. - President of United States Rolling Stock Company. (Poor's 1887, p 20)
  • Heiberg, Eivind (1870-1939) - Chairman of Norwegian State Railways 1924-1938.
  • Heineman, Benjamin W. (1914-2012) - President of Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway 1954-__ [preceded by Lucian Sprague]; president of Chicago & North Western Railway 1956-1972 [succeeded by Larry Provo].
  • Heley, J. E. - President of Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • John L. Helm John L. Helm in 1859
  • Helm, John LaRue (1802-1867) - President of Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1854-1860. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Henderson, C. E. - General manager of Chicago & Ohio River Railroad; general manager of Dayton & Toledo Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 43 and 53)
  • Henderson, John A. - President of Tavares, Orlando & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Hendrie, D. A. - Chief mechanical engineer of South African Railways.
  • Heney, Michael James (1864-1910) - Known as "the boy contractor" for his work in helping to build the Canadian Pacific Railway's mainline through British Columbia and in construction of the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad in 1887-9. Worked on the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, up to being one of the participants in that railroad's golden spike ceremony in 1900. Founded Copper River Railroad and after a legal battle with American contractors, built the Copper River & Northwestern Railroad.
  • Hennet, George (1799-1857) - English railway engineer and contractor; provided much of the infrastructure for the South Devon Railway's atmospheric traction pipes and built and operated many of the line's stations.
  • Henning, B. S. - President of Florida Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Henry, A. - President of Napanee, Tamworth & Quebec Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Henry, John L. - President of Texas Trunk Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Henszey, William P. - Mechanical superintendent at Baldwin Locomotive Works in the 1870s. (White, 1973, p 6)
  • Herrick, Fred - President of Alabama & Tombigbee Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 187)
  • Herries, William (1859-1923) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1912-1919.
  • Hetzler, H. G. - President of Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad; president of Belt Railway of Chicago. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1199 and 1205; Poor's 1917, p 165)
  • Heywood, T. E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1914-1922.
  • Hick, Benjamin (1790-1842) - British civil and mechanical engineer; founder of locomotive manufacturing company B. Hick and Sons.
  • Hick, John (1815-1894) - Director for London & North Western Railway __-1894; after his death, the LNWR's John Hick Class of steam locomotives was named in his honor. Authored a history of and restored Timothy Hackworth's locomotive Sans Pareil.
  • Hicks, Frank M. - Founder of Hicks Locomotive & Car Works in 1897.
  • Hicks, Valentine - President of Long Island Rail Road 1837-1838 [preceded by Knowles Taylor; succeeded by Waldron B. Post].
  • Hickson, Joseph - President of Chicago & Grand Trunk Railroad; president of Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 37, 39 and 71)
  • Hiles, George - President and general manager of Milwaukee, Dexterville & Nortern Railroad; president and general manager of Wisconsin, Pittsville & Superior Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Hill, A. J. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1912-1922.
  • Hill, James J. (1838-1916) - President of Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway; president of Minneapolis Union Railroad; president of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 125 and 173)
  • Hill, James Norman (born 1870) - Son of James J. Hill; vice president and director of Great Northern Railway 1898-1901.
  • Hill, Louis Warren (1872-1948) - Son of James J. Hill; president of Great Northern Railway beginning in 1907; chairman of the board for Great Northern Railway beginning in 1912.
  • Hill, Samuel Branson (1857-1931) - Son-in-law of James J. Hill; director of Great Northern Railway 1890-1899; president of Eastern Railway Company of Minnesota. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 24)
  • Hillison, Henry W. - President of Lee County Central Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1265)
  • Hillyer, Eben - President and general manager of Rome of Georgia Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 166-7)
  • Hines, Samuel - President of Barclay Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Hinkley, F. E. - President of Kansas City, Texarkana & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 105)
  • Hitchcock, E. A. - President of Crystal Railway; president of Grand Tower & Carbondale Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, pp 63 and 89)
  • Hoadley, J. W. - President of Alabama Consolidated Coal & Iron Company And Mary Lee Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Hobart, J. W. - General Manager of Central Vermont Railroad; president of Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • E. Hobbs E. Hobbs in 1859
  • Hobbs, E. - President of Louisville, Frankfort & Lexington Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Hoffstot, F. N. - President of Chicago & Calumet River Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1202)
  • Hogate, F. F. - President and general manager of Cape May & Sewell's Point Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Hoge, Thomas C. - President of Silver Springs, Ocala & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Hogg, Thomas Egenton (1828-1898) - Founder and presidnet of the Oregon Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Hoke, Robert (1837-1912) - Director for North Carolina Railroad after the American Civil War.
  • Holbrook, Edwin W. - Director for th Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and the Western Railroad of Massachusetts in the 19th century.
  • Holden, Hale - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1914-1918 [preceded by Darius Miller; succeeded by Charles Elliott Perkins, Jr.] and 1920-1929 [preceded by Charles Elliott Perkins, Jr.; succeeded by Frederick E. Williamson]; chairman of the executive committee for Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) 1928-1932 [preceded by Henry deForest] and chairman of the board of directors for SP 1932-1939 [preceded by Henry deForest; succeeded in 1964 by Donald J. Russell]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1205) See also: Hale Holden, abbreviated genealogy.
  • Holden, J. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1885-1907.
  • Holden, S. D. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912.
  • Ben Holladay Ben Holladay
  • Holladay, Ben (1819-1887) - Founder of the Oregon & California Railroad, 1868-1874.
  • Holland-Hibbert, A. H. - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Holliday, Cyrus K. (1826-1900) - First president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 1860-1863 [succeeded by Samuel C. Pomeroy].
  • Hollins, Frank C. - President of Syracuse & Baldwinsville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Holly, John I. - President of Pittsburgh, Marion & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 160)
  • Holmes, Charles B. - President of American Street Railway Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Holmes, Matthew (1844-1903) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1882-1903 [preceded by Dugald Drummond; succeeded by William P. Reid].
  • Hone, Philip (1780-1851) - First president of Delaware & Hudson Railway 1825-1826.
  • Hood, J. M. - President of Western Maryland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Hood, R. N. - President and general manager of Knoxville & Augusta Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 107 and 109)
  • Hook, William S. - President of Jacksonville & Southeastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Hoon, Geoff - British Secretary of State for Transport.
  • Hopkins, A. L. - President of Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 155)
  • Hopkins, G. W. - President of Bear Lake & Eastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Hopkins, J. G. - President of Arizona & New Mexico Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hopkins, Mark (1813-1878) - A member of The Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis P. Huntington].
  • Hoppe, Charles W. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1990-1994 [preceded by Bruce C. McIver; succeeded by Thomas F. Prendergast].
  • Horton, Walter - President of Tionesta Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Hotchkiss, C. W. - President of Chicago Tunnel Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1256)
  • Houck, Louis - Presdent and general manager of Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railroad. President of Chester, Perryville & Ste. Genevieve Railway. (Official List 1888, p 29; Pocket List 1907, p 251)
  • Houldsworth, William Henry (1834-1917) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • House, F. E. - President of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 311; Poor's 1917, p 173; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • House, T. W. - President of Houston, East & West Texas Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Howard, Jacob M. (1805-1871) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Pacific Railroad 1863-1871.
  • Howard, Nathaniel Lamson (1887-1949) - Worked for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and Chicago Union Station Company; president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1925-1929.
  • Hoyt, A. M. - President of Milwaukee & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Hubbell, F. C. - President of Des Moines Union Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • Hubbell, F. M. - President of Des Moines & Northwestern Railroad. President of Des Moines Western Railway. (Official List 1888, p 71; Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • L. M. Hubby L. M. Hubby in 1859
  • Hubby, L. M. - President of Cleveland & Columbus Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Huberman, Ron (born 1971) - President of Chicago Transit Authority 2007-2009.
  • Hudson, George (1800-1871) - English railway financier known as "The Railway King."
  • Hudson, R. N. - President of Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Huger, W. E. - President of Charleston Terminal Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 247)
  • Huggins, Larry A. - Director for Metra 1997-present; Treasurer for Metra 2006-2009; Vice-chairman of the board for Metra 2009-present.
  • Hughart, J. H. P. - President of Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hughart, W. O. - President of Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Hughes, David J. - President of Amtrak 2005-2006 [preceded by David L. Gunn; succeeded by Alexander Kummant].
  • Hughes, Felix T. - President of Keokuk & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Hughes, George (1865-1945) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1904–1922, the London & North Western Railway 1922–1923 [preceded by H.P.M. Beames] and the London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1923–1925 [succeeded by Henry Fowler].
  • Hughitt, Marvin - Chairman of the board of Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW); president of Chicago & North Western Railway; chairman of the board of Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CStPM&O); president of CStPM&O; president of Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad; president of Sioux City & Pacific Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 42; Official List 1888, pp 39, 49 and 85; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 16-17; Pocket List 1907, pp 255 and 279; Poor's 1917, pp 22 and 37)
  • Huish, Mark (1808-1867) - Railway career began with work on the Glasgow, Paisley & Greenock Railway 1837-1841; secretary for Grand Junction Railway 1841-1846; general manager of London & North Western Railway 1846-1858 [succeeded by William Cawkwell]; director of Isle of Wight Railway 1860-1867.
  • Humphrey, A. P. - President of Louisville & Jefferson Bridge & Railroad Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Humphrey, W. R. - Superintendent of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Cayuga Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Humphreys, A. W. - President of Sterling Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Humphreys, Hiram - President of Elgin, Petitcodiac & Havelock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 77)
  • Humphreys, W. W. - President of Savannah Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Hunnewell, Horatio Hollis (1810-1902) - Director for Illinois Central Railroad 1862-1871; president of Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad; president of Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Hunt, Wilson G. (1804-1892) - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1874-1875 [preceded by John Newell; succeeded by John M. Douglas].
  • Hunter, Dexter - President of Western Railroad of Florida. (Official List 1888, p 195)
  • Huntington, Clarence W. - President of Virginian Railway [preceded by Urban H. Broughton]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Huntington, Collis Potter (1821-1900) - A member of the Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker]; oversaw construction of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 1871-__ ; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1890-1900 [preceded by Leland Stanford; succeeded by Charles Melville Hays]; president of Guatemala Central Railroad; president of Mexican International Railroad; president of Newport News & Mississippi Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 91, 118 and 135)
  • Huntington, Henry Edward (1850-1927) - Nephew of Collis P. Huntington; executive in charge of Pacific Electric Railway in the early 20th century.
  • Hurd, John - President of Northern Adirondack Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 143)
  • Husted, J. W. - President of Hartford & Connecticut Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Hustis, J. H. - President of Boston & Maine Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hyams, Godfrey M. (1859-1927) - Financier for Deepwater Railway and Tidewater Railway.

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Hale Holden, abbreviated genealogy

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Hale Holden was president of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad from 1914 to 1918 and again from 1920 to 1929.  He also served as the USRA's western division director, vice president and director for the American Railway Association and chairman of the executive committee for the Association of Railroad Executives.  After leaving the CB&Q, Holden became chairman of the executive committee for Southern Pacific Railroad, serving from 1928 to 1932, and then as chairman of the board for SP from 1932 to 1939.

Below is an abbreviated genealogy of Hale Holden.  Where known, sources are listed in the footnotes.  Facts listed below that are not otherwise attributed to a reference source are taken from family tree information that has been posted to FamilySearch.  Databases of this information are available through the download links shown here - the GEDCOM link will work with any program that can import that type of file, the RootsMagic link will work on RootsMagic version 6 or higher, and the complete archive link includes both of those files plus copies of the source documents that were used to assemble the information.

First Generation

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1.  Hale Holden1 was born on 11 Aug 1869 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.2–8 He appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9 10 He graduated in 1890 from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.11–12 Hale was educated  from 22 September 1890 to 1892 at Harvard School of Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.13 He appeared in the census on 9 June 1900 at 200 East 37th in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.14 He appeared in the census on 3 May 1910 at Columbus Ave, New Trier Township in Winnetka, Illinois, United States.15 Hale lived at 547 West Jackson Blvd in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1913.16 He lived at 1316 Astor Street in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1928.7 He sailed from Cherbourg to New York City from 28 November 1928 to 4 December 1928.7 Hale appeared in the census in April 1930 at 610 Park Avenue, Manhattan in New York, New York, United States.17 He appeared in the census on 10 April 1930 at 1316 Astor Street in Chicago, Illinois, United States.18 He sailed from Southampton to New York from 30 September 1933 to 6 October 1933.8 Hale sailed from New York, NY, to Los Angeles, California, from 1 February 1936 to 17 February 1936.6 He listed his address as 165 Broadway, New York, NY. He appeared in the census on 15 April 1940 at East 72nd Street in New York, New York, United States.19 He died on 23 September 1940 at the age of 71 in New York, New York, United States.3,20

Second Generation

2.  Howard Malcomb Holden3 was born on 28 August 1837 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.9,14,21–22 The birth record reads "Malcolm (changed to Howard Malcolm by order of Probate Court, 9 Oct 1855)" He appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 He appeared in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9 Howard appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 at May Street in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.10 In 1900 he was a real estate agent in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 He appeared in the census on 1 June 1900 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 Howard was also known as Malcolm Holden.22 Mary Finley Oburn and Howard Malcomb Holden3,5 were married on 30 May 1867 in Hanover, Jefferson, Indiana, United States.

3.  Mary Finley Oburn3 was born in December 1843 in Pennsylvania, United States.9,14,21 She appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,10,21 She died on 20 March 1928 at the age of 84 in San Diego, California, United States. Mary was also known as Mary O. Holden.10,21

Howard Malcomb Holden and Mary Finley Oburn had the following children:

        i.    Bertha L. Holden9–10 was born on 17 May 1868 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,21,24 She appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,10,21 She lived at 105 South 36th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1918.25,26 Louis J. Lautenbach sailed from Honolulu, Hawaii, to San Francisco, California, from 14 June 1922 to 21 June 1922.24 Bertha appeared in the census in April 1930 at 155 73rd Street in New York, New York, United States.27 She appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 at 155 73rd Street in New York, New York, United States.28 She died after 1940.20 Bertha was also known as Bertha H. Lautenbach.24,26
    1    ii.    Hale Holden, born 11 August 1869, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States; died 23 September 1940, New York, New York, United States.
        iii.    Willard Malcolm Holden20–21,25 was born on 14 May 1875 in Missouri, United States.21,25,29,10 In 1900 he was a real estate agent in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 He lived at 282 East Market in Akron, Ohio, United States in 1918.25 In 1918 Willard was an accountant at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, United States.25 He registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in Akron, Ohio, United States.25 He died on 29 June 1953 at the age of 78 in Los Angeles, California, United States.20,29

Third Generation

4.  Eli Holden22 of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, was born on 7 May 1810.23 He appeared in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 Phebe Shute and Eli Holden22 were married on 29 April 1832 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

5.  Phebe Shute22 was born on 20 April 1810 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She was also known as Phoebe Shute Holden.

Eli Holden and Phebe Shute had the following children:

        i.    Mary Lynde Holden23 was born on 24 December 1833 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23
    2    ii.    Howard Malcomb Holden, born 28 August 1837, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
        iii.    Ellen Maria Holden was born on 16 July 1839 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 24 July 1841 at the age of 2.

6.  William Cummings Oburn was born in 1813 in Cumberland, Guernsey, Ohio. He died on 9 February 1889 at the age of 76 in Eckmansville, Wayne Township, Adams, Ohio, United States.

7.  Mary Jane Findley was born in 1818 in Muskingum,Ohio. She died in 1887 at the age of 69 in Galion, Ohio.

William Cummings Oburn and Mary Jane Findley had the following child:

    3    i.    Mary Finley Oburn, born Dec 1843, Pennsylvania, United States; died 20 March 1928, San Diego, California, United States.

Fourth Generation

8.  Ezra Holden was born on 11 April 1782 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 25 March 1853 at the age of 70 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Phoebe Nichols and Ezra Holden were married on 19 April 1804 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

9.  Phoebe Nichols was born on 22 February 1778 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, United States. She died on 7 October 1868 at the age of 90 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Ezra Holden and Phoebe Nichols had the following children:

        i.    Ezra Holden was born on 15 April 1805 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 July 1874 at the age of 69.
        ii.    Phoebe Holden was born on 27 May 1807 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 May 1845 at the age of 37.
        iii.    __ Holden was born on 15 February 1809 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 15 February 1809.
    4    iv.    Eli Holden, born 7 May 1810, of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
        v.    Dana Holden was born on 20 October 1812 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 6 September 1887 at the age of 74.
        vi.    Mary Lynda Holden was born on 13 April 1815 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 29 May 1830 at the age of 15.
        vii.    Hannah Sargent Holden was born on 30 July 1817 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 December 1869 at the age of 52.
        viii.    Maria Hussey Holden was born on 18 December 1820 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 29 March 1894 at the age of 73.

10.  Samuel Shute was born on 4 March 1773 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

11.  Lucy of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, was born about 1782.

Samuel Shute and Lucy  had the following child:

    5    i.    Phebe Shute, born 20 April 1810, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Fifth Generation

16.  John Holden was born in 1738 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He died in Feb 1806 at the age of 68 in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He was buried in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

17.  Mary Knight was born on 28 February 1741 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 21 May 1842 at the age of 101 in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine.

John Holden and Mary Knight had the following child:

    8    i.    Ezra Holden, born 11 April 1782, Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 25 March 1853, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Footnotes

    1. Harvard Business School, 20th Century American Leaders database (http://www.hbs.edu/leadership/database/leaders/hale_holden.html : accessed 2 December 2013), Hale Holden entr.
    2. , "Hale Holden," Railway Age Gazette, vol. 52, no. 10 (14 September 1914), Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=lEIcAQAAMAAJ : accessed 2 December 2013), page 428.
    3. Ingham John N., Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders: volume 2 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1983), 594-595; digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=Suu9yUKdA8IC : accessed 2 December 2013.
    4. Massachusetts "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013), Hale Holden and Ellen Weston marriage.
    5. Hale Holden and Ellen Weston marriage, (18 September 1895), Marriages registered in the town of Dalton, Massachusetts: 50; FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).
    6. Manifest, S.S. Santa Paula, 17 February 1936, Hale Holden, list of united states citizens, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    7. Manifest, S.S. Majestic, 4 December 1928, Hale Holden and Eleanor Holden.
    8. Manifest, S.S. Aquitania, 6 October 1933, Hale Holden.
    9. 1870 U.S. census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, 4th ward, Kansas City, subdivision 43, page 72, dwelling 514, family 514, H. M. Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    10. 1880 U.S. census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, Kansas City, enumeration district (ED) 17, page 21, dwelling 154, family 154, Howard M. Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    11. "Hale Holden."
    12. Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders: volume 2, 594-5.
    13. Quinquennial catalogue of the Law School of Harvard University: 1817-1904 (Cambridge, MA: Law School of Harvard, 1905), 80; online images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=-0sBAAAAYAAJ : accessed 2 December 2013.
    14. 1900 U.S. census, Jackson County, Missouri, population schedule, Kansas City, ward 11, enumeration district (ED) 121, sheet 14-B, dwelling 267, family 304, Hale Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    15. 1910 U.S. census, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, New Trier Twp, Winnetka Village, enumeration district (ED) 1582, sheet 2-A, dwelling 19, family 19, Hale Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    16. Harvard Alumni Association, compilers, Harvard University Directory: A catalogue of men now living who have been enrolled as students in the university; including also officers of instruction and administration (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1913), 390; online images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=Ia4VAAAAIAAJ : accessed 2 December 2013.
    17. 1930 U.S. census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, enumeration district (ED) 31-561, sheet 6B, dwelling 32, family 513, Hale Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    18. 1930 U.S. census, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, precinct 31, Chicago, ward 43, block 61, enumeration district (ED) 16-1591, sheet 8B, dwelling 48, family 111, Hale Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    19. 1940 U.S. census, New York, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, assembly district 15, enumeration district (ED) 31-1352, sheet 7A, family 131, Hale Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    20. "Hale Holden of Black Point, Railroad Leader, Passes On," obituary, New London (Connecticut) Evening Day, 25 September 1940; Google News (accessed 2 December 2013).
    21. 1900 U.S. census, Jackson Co., MO, pop. sch., Kansas City, ED 30, sheet 1A, dw. 1, fam. 4, Howard Holden household.
    22. Massachusetts "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 3 December 2013), Howard Malcolm Holden birth.
    23. 1850 U.S. census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Malden, dwelling 235, family 316, Eli Holden household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 3 December 2013).
    24. Manifest, S.S. Maui, 21 June 1922, Louis J Lautenbach and Bertha Lautenbach.
    25. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013), Willard Malcolm Holden draft registration.
    26. 1920 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, ward 27, enumeration district (ED) 864, sheet 7B, dwelling 56, family 151, Louis J. Lautenbach household; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013).
    27. 1930 U.S. census, New York, NY, pop. sch., Manhattan, ED 31-556, sheet 22B, dw. 40, fam. 300, B H Lautenbach.
    28. 1940 U.S. census, New York, NY, pop. sch., Manhattan, assembly district 15, block G, ED 31-1397, sheet 2A, family 34, Bertha Lautenbach household.
    29. California "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 2 December 2013), Willard M. Holden death.