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Big Four Telegrapher

I received an inquiry from Sharon Lemrick looking for information about a relative who had worked for, and retired feom, the Big Four. She attached a copy of the Certificate of Service that Noah received upon retiring and it is reproduced here (click on the smaller version). I'll let Sharon tell the story. - rph

June 30, 2003
Hello Roger,
I was excited to get your reply, I talked to Hubby about permission to put Noah on your web site. He says he would be proud to see that happen, and feels Noah would approve, Hee Hee. We feel he must have been pretty devoted because of the time he spent with them. They more or less raised his family if you know what I mean.

Well I am not a very eloquent writer, but I did make up an informative bit of data for you. If you choose to change it or just use parts of it I will totally understand. Please let us review what you plan to post first. Thank you for helping eulogize our ancestor.

Sharon and Jerry Lemrick

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The Story of

Telegrapher for The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company

Noah E Day was born November 4, 1861 in Burnette Indiana. Noah must have been quite a hard working man. At age 25, he met Miss Mary Catherine Hill, and wed her on September 12, 1886, in Terre Haute, Indiana. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters. Family lore says that Noah worked in the coal mines until he became a telegrapher for the railroad. His son Chlaire and 2 sons-in-law worked the Indiana mines as well.

He worked for the railroad from April 18, 1912 until June 30,1932. He was a telegrapher for the Big Four for 20 years and 2 months, retiring at age 70. He died July 14, 1933, one year and 2 months after retirement.

My husband Jerry Lemrick, is the great grandson of Noah and Mary Day.

Sharon Lemrick

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