Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Question - Great-great-grandfather, Ransom Cross (d. August 28, 1869)

From: james.cross@shaw.ca
Date: January 26, 2005 11:47:21 PM EST
To: museum@CPRR.org
Subject: Question

Very nice website.
 
I am sending you this in hopes that you might help me. My Great-great-grandfather, Ransom Cross (b. about 1828) died in California on August 28, 1869. I am wondering if there was a mishap/accident that may have occurred in conjunction with the railroad on this date? The reason I am asking you is  that he was originally a rail road Section Master in Wisconsin in 1860. Then left his family to go to California. I am assuming that he went to build the transcontinental railroad. Can you help?
 
What ever information would be useful.
 
Thanks,
 
James Cross