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Samuel S. Montague

AKA Samuel Skerry Montague

Born: 6-Jul-1830
Birthplace: Keene, NH
Died: 24-Sep-1883
Location of death: Oakland, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Engineer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Transcontinental Railroad

Samuel S. Montague became Chief Engineer for the Central Pacific Railroad upon the death of Theodore D. Judah, and was responsible for construction of the western half of the Transcontinental Railroad, from Sacramento eastward to Omaha.

Father: Richard Montague (tailor, b. 2-Aug-1799, d. 16-Jul-1878)
Mother: Content Ward Montague (b. 1808, m. 19-Dec-1826, d. 17-Feb-1842)
Brother: Richard Ward Montague (b. 29-Sep-1828, d. 19-Nov-1832)
Brother: William Russell Montague (b. 28-May-1832, d. 1834)
Brother: John Vose Wood Montague (b. Aug-1835, d. 4-Aug-1837)
Wife: Louisa Adams Redington Montague (m. 13-Feb-1868, four children)
Son: Samuel Skerry Montague, Jr. (contractor, b. 5-Feb-1875)

    High School: Rockford Classical School, Rockford, IL

    Central Pacific Engineer (1861-63); Chief Engineer (1863-83)
    California Central Railroad Chief Engineer (1860-61)
    Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Engineer(1857-59)
    Rock Island and Peoria Railroad Engineer (1856-57)
    Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad Engineer (1854-56)
    Rock Island and Rockford Railroad Engineer (1852-54)
    English Ancestry
    Huguenot Ancestry


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