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 Alfred Wolcott Gibbs

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Alfred Wolcott Gibbs

  • Birth 27 Oct 1856
  • Death 19 May 1922 Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 12945274

ALFRED WOLCOTT GIBBS, general superintendent of the Motive Power department of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with home and office at Altoona, a skilled and experienced mechanical engineer, was born October 27, 1856, at Fort Filmore, New Mexico. Mr. Gibbs attended Rutgers College, 1873-1874, and Stevens Institute of Technology, 1874-1878, in the latter year graduating from the last named noted institution. He entered the railway service in March, 1879, with which he has been continuously identified ever since, his various promotions making the following honorable record: June 1, 1881, special apprentice, Altoona shops; June to October, 1881, draughtsman also for the Pennsylvania Railroad; October 1, 1881, to August 1, 1886, draughtsman for the Richmond & Danville Road; August 1, 1886, to October 1, 1888, master mechanic, Atlanta & Charlotte Division; same road; October 1, 1888, to September 1, 1890, master mechanic, Virginia Midland Division, same road; September 1, 1890, to July 1, 1892, superintendent motive power, Central Road of Georgia; July 1, 1892, to July 1, 1893, master mechanic, Richmond & Danville Road, at Atlanta, Ga; July 1, 1893, to September 1, 1902, assistant mechanical engineer, Pennsylvania Road, at Altoona, September 1, 1902, to January 1, 1903, superintendent motive power, Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Road; and from January 1, 1903, to date (1910), general superintendent motive power, Pennsylvania Road, at Altoona.
(From Twentieth Century History of Altoona and Blair County, Pennsylvania, and Representative Citizens, Jesse C. Sell, Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold, 1911.)


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  • Maintained by: L'Hexagone
  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 10 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12945274
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Wolcott Gibbs (27 Oct 1856–19 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12945274, citing Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by L'Hexagone (contributor 47826846) .