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LAST NAME, First Name (Initials)Canadian Railway - Known Stations and Years
Brushett, EECNR Clarenville /d67
Crowell, FRCNR Twillingate yrs? /r67
Currie, ACNR Port aux Basques yrs? /r67
Dawe, WNFLDRwy Whitbourne 1938
Duggan, JCNR St John's TD yrs? /r67

Halley, Edward (aka 'Big Ned')
my grdfa worked for Postal Telegraph - He worked on the lines in winter time from St. John's to Holyrood, walking on snowshoes and fixing wires etc. In the summer time he took a crew of men & went off on the train (which picked him up anywhere he wished) with supplies for the summer. They lived in tents & worked on the pole lines

Harvey, Lilly (nee Davis)
worked for Dept of Posts and Telegraphs of the Nfld Gov't (railway line did not pass through her community but a short distance away betn Carbonear & Victoria - telegraph opr Freshwater (pop 200 near Carbonear, Conception Bay)
. born 1899, passed away 1997
. customary in small communities when she became older she was know to all as "Aunt Lilly"
. taught music also
. submitted by Frank Davis, VO1HP
Hopkins, HGCNR Bonavista yrs? /d67
Hoskins, GCNR Carboneau yrs? /d73
Kane, TJCNR Stephenville Crossing yrs? /d73
Martin, Mrs FM Newfoundland Postal Telegraph, CNR years?

Reid, Wilfred John
telegrapher for Reid & Newfoundland Railroad sometime bet'n 1890-1900 / telegrapher between 1915-30 stn mstr AB
Ryan, D Newfoundland Postal Telegraph 1921-1949 / CNT 1949-1972
Weber, ESCNR Clarenville /d72
Whalen, Ella (Mrs)opened first Postal &d Telegraph Office, Baie Verte 1939

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