|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1857|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1905|
Report of the proceedings of the annual convention of the American Railway Master Mechanics Ass'n -June 14, 1906 pg.553
~William P. Appleyard was born March 17, 1857, in Canandaigua, New York, and completed his education at Notre Dame University. He was an architect by profession, and practiced in Lansing, Michigan. In 1890 he began his railroad career by entering the employ of the Pullman Company as Mechanical Inspector, remaining in the employ of the Pullman Company for nearly three years.
In November, 1893, Mr. Appleyard went to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company as Assistant to the Superintendent of the Car Department, being located at Boston, where he remained until the summer of 1895, when he was appointed Master Car Builder of the New Haven road, with office at New Haven, Conn. This position he held until February 1, 1904, when he resigned to re-enter the employ of the Pullman Company as Superintendent of Equipment. During Mr. Appleyard's connection with the New Haven road the parlor and sleeping car equipment was generally remodeled and brought up to the Pullman standard of excellence. Another important feature in connection with the New Haven road was the planning of the car shops at Readville, Mass. Mr. Appleyard also invented the copper-sheathed passenger car and put cars into service while on the New Haven road.
(Metal Plated Car Patent number: 700468
Filing date: Dec 26, 1901
Issue date: May 20, 1902)
Mr. Appleyard was prominent in railway club and Master Car Builders' Association matters, having served as president of the New England Railroad Club, and being President of the Master Car Builders' Association at the time of his death. He was called on frequently for committee work in connection with the Master Car Builders' Association, and always willingly responded.
Death came suddenly to Mr. Appleyard on September 19, 1905, at Chicago, Illinois, when he was struck by a train and instantly killed. No better tribute to him can be given than that in the closing paragraph of our President's address at Atlantic City, on June 14, 1906: "We who knew him will ever feel that by his untimely death we lost a good friend, and can sympathize with his widow." A. E. Benson.
~His obit states that he was crushed beneath a train.
Mary Bailey Gilleland (1856 - 1933)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
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