Collis Potter Huntington

Collis Potter Huntington

Name Collis Potter Huntington
Profession Entrepreneur
Date of Birth 1821-10-22
Place of Birth Connecticut
Age 78 yrs
Death Date 1900-08-13
Birth Sign Libra

About Collis Potter Huntington

American entrepreneur who is considered one of the “Big Four” who built the Central Pacific Railroad, the railroad network which completed North America’s first transcontinental railroad. He is also responsible for the development of other major railway lines, including the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.

Early Life Experience of Collis Potter Huntington

He began working as a travelling salesman at age 16 and co-founded a general store with his brother in 1842. He later moved to Sacramento, California at the start of the gold rush.

Trivia Info

By developing the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he helped Guyandotte, West Virginia expand into a new city, which was named Huntington in his honor.

Family Life and Relationship

He was married to Elizabeth Stillman Stoddard from 1844 until her death in 1883 and later got remarried to Arabella D. Worsham in 1884. He had nine children.

Close Associates

He is considered one of the “Big Four” of the Central Pacific Railraod along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins Jr. and Charles Crocker.

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Henry E. Huntington

Henry E. Huntington

Name Henry E. Huntington
Profession Entrepreneur
Date of Birth 1850-02-27
Place of Birth New York
Age 77 yrs
Death Date 1927-05-23
Birth Sign Pisces

About Henry E. Huntington

Railroad magnate best known as the owner of Pacific Electric Railway and for his historic contributions to the city of Los Angeles.

Early Life Experience of Henry E. Huntington

He worked with his uncle at the Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

Trivia Info

He was also an avid art collector who owned a multitude of rare books.

Family Life and Relationship

He was married to Mary Alice Prentice and
Arabella Huntington.

Close Associates

He and Edward Harriman were both prominent figures in the American railroad industry.

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