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Harold Amos "Denny" Densmore Family Papers
MS 702  
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Description
Includes material about longtime Southern Pacific telegrapher and station agent Harold Densmore’s adult life collected by his daughter Sandra (Densmore) Parker.
Background
Harold Amos “Denny” Densmore was born January 8, 1903 in Grimes, Iowa. In 1925, after a three-year enlistment in the United States Army ended, Mr. Densmore became a ticket agent for the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad. He left his position in 1938 and worked at a Greyhound bus depot in Evanston, Illinois. In 1942, he began his 26 career as a telegrapher and station agent for Southern Pacific. He worked at stations in Texas (San Antonio, Tyler) and Oregon (Gold Hill, Mapleton, Riddle, Myrtle Creek, West Scio, Coquille, and Roseburg). He was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, the First Christian Church in Charleston, Illinois, a Master of the Melrose Grange, Oregon state chairman of the Grange Education Committee, President of the Southern Oregon Health Association, and a Boy Scout Master. After his retirement in 1963, he belonged to local unit 58 of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees in Roseburg. Mr. Densmore had a son, Harry and a daughter, Dorothy from his first marriage. He had one child, a daughter, Sandra, from his second marriage. He died on August 24, 1969 in Roseburg, Oregon.
Extent
1 half-box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research