In Memoriam, Theodore D. Judah, Died November 2, 1863.
"Theodore D. Judah, 1848"
1/6th plate daguerreotype; see enlargement .
Courtesy Richard Rydell, Brindl Fine Arts.
March 4, 1825 — November 2, 1863
Theodore D. Judah, CPRR Chief Engineer (C. E. Watkins Portrait)
Courtesy Bruce Clement Cooper Collection.
See: "Theodore Dehone Judah–Railroad Pioneer" by John D. Galloway. Civil Engineering, 1941.
Theodore D. Judah advertisement in the Placer Herald, July, 1860.
> Mt. Judah, Placer County, Cal., name was approved by the Geographic Board in 1941, in memory of the Theo. D. Judah, who built the first commercial railroad in California (1854-1856), The Sacramento Valley Rail Road, as well as the guiding spirit of the CPRR, building across the Sierra Nevada, which he did not live to see finished. —G.J. "Chris" Graves
Envelope from Judah to his wife. Note that it is cancelled by the CCRR* engineering department. Judah was there in 1859-60. Judah did not know where his wife was living. The biography of Stanford says Judah and his wife made 5 round trips from the East to the West, and back. Well, that being said, why was Theo. in California and his bride in the East?
*The California Central Rail Road, incorporated April 21, 1857 was in operation from October 31, 1861 until July 22, 1868; on that date in July, 1868 it was sold to the California & Oregon Railroad Co. Consisting of 18.50 miles of track, it ran between Folsom and Lincoln, with a 60" gauge. The 8.2 miles north of Folsom were conveyed to the Contract & Finance Co. in 1868 for scrapping of rails and fittings. Theodore Judah, was the surveyor and engineer of the California Central Rail Road. The President of the CCRR was Charles Lincoln Wilson, for whom the City of Lincoln was named.
Courtesy G.J. Graves Collection.
Last page of coroners jury
inquest in the death of Mary Irwin McAuslan, Theo. D. Judah, Foreman
Courtesy G.J. Graves.