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Adolph Abeles
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1817
Death: Nov. 1, 1855

Disaster Victim. Was one of 34 people who were killed at the Gasconade Bridge train disaster. Hundreds of St. Louisans prepared for the excursion marking the opening of the Pacific Railroad from St. Louis to Jefferson City, Missouri on November 1, 1855. In addition to the people killed, about 100 were injured when the Gasconade Bridge trestle collapsed as the 15 wooden railway cars reached the first pier. Nine of the cars sank at the edge of the Gasconade River and dragged three other cars off the track. Washington King, mayor of St. Louis, was among those injured. The president of the St. Louis city council and the chief engineer were killed. Abeles was married to the sister of James Taussig, a lawyer and uncle of Charles Taussig and the mentor of young Justice Louis Brandeis. Adolph and Charles developed a vertically integrated business around the Pacific Railroad supplying land, timber and capitol for its development. Adolph was elected state representative to the Missouri General Assembly in 1850 and served two years. Among other things, he promoted the Pacific Railroad's incorporation, which ultimately led to his death. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 93, Lot 54
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
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Adolph Abeles
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Adolph Abeles
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Rest In Peace
- Karen Dawson
 Added: Jun. 29, 2009
REST IN PEACE - YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
- C
 Added: Jan. 12, 2007

- Cath Kirby-White
 Added: Nov. 24, 2006
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