William C. Walstrum, N&W Superintendent of Telegraph

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Mon Jan 23 22:59:48 EST 2017

Thanks. Despite having gone to Cornell, I had never heard that Ezra had a son or of his connection to the telegraph industry. 

While not at all related to the N&W (unless you count a DL&W branch that was abandoned long before Dereco), the railroad history of Ithaca, NY (where Cornell is) is fascinating.

Larry Stone
lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

> On Jan 23, 2017, at 4:18 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Larry Stone:
> I realized my error too late... after pushing the Go Button.  And I figured someone would flag me on that.
> Alonzo Cornell was the son of Ezra.  Since Ezra made his fortune in the telegraph industry, I guess son Alonzo learned and followed the trade.  Alonzo was one of the early Vice Presidents of the Western Union.
> Ezra's autobiography, True and Firm, 1884, is available on Google Books.  It is a quick read, and it is worth the time.
> -- abram burnett
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