Re: Hi I'm researching my family history
- Hi Heather,
I don't believe he was the FIRST superintendent, but your great grandfather WAS
their first conductor and later a superintendent:
In Gerald Best's "Nevada County Narrow Gauge" it says, about the Nevada County
Traction Company (the trolley line between Grass Valley and Nevada City)...
"Edward Skewes of Town Talk and George Keller of Nevada City were the first
conductors" at page 76
"Edward Skewes, the first conductor, became the Superintendent in due time, and
served until the finish" (1924) p 77
And, on p. 78 "A severe snowstorm which started on New Year's Day, 1924,
completely blocked the line by January 3, and Superintendent Skewes suspended
service until the snowdrifts could be cleared. Later that day, John Martin
ordered all service discontinued permanently - this was the perfect excuse he
needed to cease operations. "
Separately, and you may already have this, the California death records list an
"Edward G Skewes" born in Alabama on 9/11/1880, and dying in San Mateo, CA on
There's also a listing for Charles Edward Skewes, born in Alabama 2/13/1890, and
date of death of 4/17/1946 in Nevada County, CA.
Hope that helps
> This is all I have on my great great grandfather..Can anyone validate
> any of this info .It would be nice to have some referance material for
> my family tree.
> Thank You
> Ed (Edward)Skewes (25 yrs) 1st Superintendent and /or 1st conductor
> Navada Co. Traction Company.
> I also come up with a name of George Keller as a conductor same time.
> Thank you for you time
> Heather Skewes
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