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Subject: [NYC] AMERICAN "Railway Express" aka REA, Inc.
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:33:49 EDT
"On November 1, 1866 Wells Fargo & Co. purchased the stage and Pony Express
operations from Ben Holladay. At this time, there were several express
companies; however, by 1914 there were only seven. During World War I these
seven companies were consolidated
AT THE DIRECTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
into one nationwide organization,
the American Railway Express Agency.
In 1929 the nation's railroads
bought the express business
and changed the name to Railway Express Agency, Inc."
In a message dated 4/20/2003 10:53:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Subj: Re: [NYC] SOC.SEC DEATHS/SSDI/WOMEN/ORPHANS
> Date: 4/20/2003 10:53:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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> Sent from the Internet
> Railway Express was a transportation/trucking company that picked up
> from depots and delivered it to final destination. I have never found
> anything tying them to railroads in the pension sense or ownership. Can
> direct me to a site or reference that proves a railroad connection? TIA.
> Also, if nobody claimed the SS death benefit, they may not be in the index.
> I found this to be true with two relatives.