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COTTER, William; born, Bloomington, Ill., (McLean Co) 1858; son of William and Bridget (Morrissey) Cotter; educated public schools; married at Litchfield, Dec. 16, 1886, Emma Weigreffe. Began railway service as telegraph operator, Chicago & Alton Ry., 1874; was telegraph operator St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Ry., at Piedmont, Mo., 1878-80, train despatcher and trainmaster, same road, Little Rock, Ark., 1880-82; train despatcher Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry., at La Crosse, Wis., 1882-83, Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry. and its successor, the Wabash Ry., at Litchfield, Ill., 1883-90, trainmaster St. Louis division same road, 1890-96; superintendent Eastern Division Grand Trunk Ry. at Montreal, Que., 1896-99, superintendent Western Division, same road at Detroit, 1899-01; general superintendent, St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Ry., at St. Louis, 1901-02; manager Missouri Pacific Ry. System, 1902-04; general manager Pere Marquette Rd. since 1904. Clubs: Detroit and Detroit Golf. Recreation: Golf. Office: Fort St., W., and 3rd Av. Residence: 153 Hancock Av., E. (Source: The Book of Detroiters. Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis Copyright, 1908 Submitted by: Christine Walters)


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