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Description: William H. Trego, Prominent Employee of Adams Express Company, Dead – Leaves Widow, Son, and Daughter

Date: November 20 1899

Newspaper published in: Baltimore, MD

Page/Column: 4

William H. Trego, Prominent Employee of Adams Express Company, Dead – Leaves Widow, Son, and Daughter

Mr. William H. Trego, who for a great many years had been prominently connected with the Adams Express Company in Baltimore and elsewhere, died early Saturday morning at the residence of Mrs. Annie V. Spear, 180 Park Avenue, where he had been staying.

Mr. Trego had been in bad health for a number of months and six weeks ago went to New York for treatment in a hospital there. He returned in better health, but had a relapse soon afterward and sank rapidly. Cirrhosis of the liver was the cause of death.

Mr. Trego was born in Carroll County, Maryland, and was 61 years of age. He entered the service of the Adams Express Company when 15 (13?) years old, and had worked his way up through a number of positions of trust and importance, having been with the company continuously since that time, with the exception of 10 years when he was general manager o the Baltimore and Ohio Express Company under the late John W. Garrett.

When 20 years old, Mr. Trego was made assistant superintendent of the then Baltimore Division of the Adams Express Company, which included at that time Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, part of Georgia, and part of Tennessee. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was sent South by the company and took care of its interests south of the Potomac River. In 1862 (1863?), he returned to Baltimore and resumed charge of the Baltimore Division. In February of 1894, Mr. Trego was made superintendent of the Pennsylvania Division, with headquarters at Baltimore. He remained in this position until appointed superintendent of the Northwestern Division with headquarters at Galesville, Illinois. He was one of the oldest and most experienced men in the express business in the country, and was intimately associated with the men who helped build the immense business now done by the Adams Express Company.

A widow, one daughter – Miss Miriam Trego – and one son – Mr. Victor Trego, who is also in the employ of the express company, survive. Mr. Victor Trego is stationed at Creston, Iowa. Mrs. Trego and her daughter were with Mr. Trego when he died.

Submitted: 09/07/14 (Edited 09/07/14)

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