I knew that more records from the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway and the Chicago and North Western Railroad were coming to Ancestry.com. Many years ago I had obtained information on great granduncles Louis Frederick Slaker and Frederick Slaker. At that time the Chicago and North Western Railroad Historical Society folks were not able to find a record for my Grandfather Earl James Stuart. Grandpa retired from the “Omaha” and thus I was disappointed.
Today I checked the New and Updated records at Ancestry. I access these via my home page on Ancestry. I clicked on this railroad collection and did a search. THERE HE WAS!
That’s his signature. I would recognize it anywhere. My Dad (his son) had a very similar signature. I believe Grandpa’s father’s given and middle names are reversed. Grandpa’s Social Security number begins with the 700 series, which signifies a Railroad Retirement Board number. For more on these numbers see here.
For those of you who want to check this collection, here’s the full citation from Ancestry:
Ancestry.com. U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Chicago and North Western Railroad Employee Records. Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Berwyn, Illinois. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Employee Records. Chicago & North Western Historical Society, Berwyn, Illinois.
If you have an Ancestry membership, click here to search in this collection.
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