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SGT William Wallace Borst
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1839
Death: Feb. 22, 1915

s/o Jacob Borst and Mary Magdalena (Emrich) Borst
h/o Alice Frances (Hotchkiss) Borst
m/o William Chalmers, Borst, Frederick Chittenden Borst, Charles Risley Borst, and Fanny Borst

Denver Post, Colorado. February 2, 1915. Tuesday, p 4. (note day is Feb 2,with death being the day before, not the Feb 22 on marker--)

WILLIAM W. BORST, 76, FIRST SUPERINTENTDENT OF RIO GRANDE RAILROAD, DIES

After Two Years' Illness Career of Activity Is Ended

He Served Thru Civil War As Lieutenant Under Gen. Palmer

William W. Borst, first general superintendent of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad company and an active figure in the building of the Kansas & Pacific, the first railroad to be built into Colorado from the East, died at his home, 1900 Emerson street, yesterday after an illness of two years. He is survived by three sons and a daughter. One of his sons is W. C. Borst, principal of the North Denver Trade school. C. R. Borst, teacher of mechanical drawing in the Manual Training High school, is another, and the third is F. C. Borst, efficiency engineer of Erie, Pa. His daughter is Mrs. W. A. Riner of Cheyenne.

Mr. Borst was born in Huntingdon county, Pa., March 6, 1839. He was educated in Jefferson college and during the Civil war served under Gen. William J. Palmer as a lieutenant in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry. After the war he remained with General Palmer, being purchasing agent for supplies used in the construction of the Kansas & Pacific railroad. In 1871 he was made general superintendent of the Rio Grande by General Palmer and in 1880 he went to the Santa Fe as superintendent of its western division. He returned to the Rio Grande in 1884 to become assistant general superintendent at Pueblo. In 1888 he was elected superintendent of the Denver Consolidated Electric company, serving until 1895. In that year he was made receiver for the Denver, Lakewood & Golden railway, with which concern remained until 1903, when he retired from active pursuits.

Notice of the funeral will be given when distant relatives are heard from.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Borst (1782 - 1845)
  Mary Magdelena Emerick Stewart (1810 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Frances Hotchkiss Borst (1843 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  William Chalmers Borst (1873 - 1955)*
  Charles Risley Borst (1878 - 1945)*
  Fanny Borst Riner (1880 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Elizabeth Borst Moffitt (1833 - 1906)*
  Susan Borst Hill (1834 - 1875)*
  Anna Mary Borst (1837 - 1889)*
  William Wallace Borst (1839 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Blk 7
 
Maintained by: Aviva
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Mar 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34406094
SGT William Wallace Borst
Added by: Joyce Escue Culver
 
SGT William Wallace Borst
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