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Amasa Leland Stanford

Amasa Leland Stanford

Male 1824 - 1893  (69 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Amasa Leland Stanford 
    Born 9 Mar 1824  Watervliet, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 28 Jun 1861 
    Co-founder and first president of the Central Pacific Railroad. 
    Men of the Central Pacific.
    Men of the Central Pacific.
    The founders of the Central pacific were; Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. Also shown here is Edwin Bryant Crocker, older brother of Charles. He served as the railroad's legal council.

    From the book, The Pacific Tourist: Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Published in; New York by H.T. Williams. 1877.
    CP Trestle.
    CP Trestle.
    Chinese workers finish building a Trestle at Secret Town, Placer county, California.
    Central Pacific Railroad.
    Central Pacific Railroad.
    The "Juipiter", Central Pacific Railroad #60 was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive owned by the Central Pacific. Seen here as it rolls by a hill it is being watched by natives.
    The Last Spike.
    The Last Spike.
    "The Last Spike" by Thomas Hill. The faces are accurate in this painting. Mark Hopkins is on the left side of the track, third man back. Leland Stanford is in the center holding the hammer.
    The golden spike.
    The golden spike.
    The Jupiter made history when on May 10, 1869 the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads were joined to create the nations first trans-continental railroad. The Jupiter was not originally planned to be part of the ceremony. However the "Antelope" which was to be there was damaged in in transit. The Jupiter was nearby so it took over.

    This picture was known as the "Champaign Shot". In deference to temperance feelings the bottles held in the center of the picture were retouched out of some later prints with the outstretched hands explained as a attempted handshake.
    Jupiter CP-60.
    Jupiter CP-60.
    Replica of the Central Pacific 60 "Jupiter" This on display at Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah.
    2007 UT Proof.
    2007 UT Proof.
    2007 Utah state quarter depicting the "golden Spike" event.
    CPR #1 Gov Stanford.
    CPR #1 Gov Stanford.
    The Central Pacific's first locomotive was named the Gov. Stanford in his honor. It has been preserved and is on display at the California Railroad Museum.
    Occupation 10 Jan 1862  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was the 8th governor of California. He served January 10, 1862 through December 10, 1863. 
    Died 20 Jun 1893  Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I57361  Nagel
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 

    Father Josiah Stanford,   b. 28 Feb 1795, Watervliet, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1862, Watervliet, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Phillips,   b. 14 Apr 1791,   d. 25 Feb 1873, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F16869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Elizabeth Lathrop,   b. 25 Aug 1828, Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1905, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1850 
    Children 
     1. Leland DeWitt Stanford,   b. 14 May 1868, Sacramento, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1884, Florence, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F16871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart