JOEL L. WILDER, SR
Born: July 17, 1850 (80 years old)
Address: 1708 O Street, Sacramento. Telephone Main 1825W
Pensioned by Southern Pacific August 1, 1920, after 54 years 2 months service. He had one of the longest service records of any railroader.
Started work with a surveying party when the line of the Central Pacific, parent organization of the Southern Pacific, was being built across the Sierra Nevada mountains. Was with the engineering forces for a year- June 1866-67, after which he worked as a machinist in the shops at Sacramento until his retirement.