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Hartwell Carver
Birth: 1789
Death: Apr. 16, 1875

Railroad Pioneer. Born in Rhode Island, he attended Hamilton College in 1813 and was graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1816. He practiced medicine for 50 years, but was often away for extended periods. He traveled to Europe, England and studied medicine in those places. He became enamored with the railroads in those places and in other parts of his own country. His dream was about connecting the east coast of the United States with the west coast and he spent considerable sums and effort trying to make this a reality in the form of a continental railroad. Thus after years in debut with the US Congress, the reality came true for the US Continental Railroad in 1849. Dr. Carver was present at and participated in driving the golden spike joining together the Union and Pacific Railroads at Provo, Utah, on May 10, 1869. After his death, he was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, New York and his 54 foot tall monument in that cemetery was paid for by the grateful Union and Pacific Railroad. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Range 2, Lot 104
 
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Record added: Apr 29, 1998
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