|My Present Past
|A genealogical experience
|Clifford Lamotte Nichols
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Freight House
|Leaving Emporia, Kansas in 1883, Clifford headed to
Topeka, Kansas, where he was promoted by the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railroad to
Chief Dispatcher and then Trainmaster.
Edward Engel, his brother-in-law, removed to
Argentine, Kansas as an Agent for the Santa Fe
1885 Kansas Census
Clifford L. Nichols
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
|In the summer of 1880 he went to Emporia, Kansas, hired as a dispatcher for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroad. During this time the Santa Fe was implementing one of the largest westward expansions in the history
of the state of Kansas. Following Clifford and his family was his sister, Sadie and her husband, Edward J. Engel,
who took a position with the Santa Fe at Emporia as an agent in 1881.
|In October of 1883, Clifford was promoted to
Trainmaster of the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
at Topeka, Kansas.
In February of 1886, Clifford was elevated to
Assistant Superintendent, Eastern Division of the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
Right: Entry from Sadie Nichols autograph book
Edward J. Engel and Wife, Employee Pass for the
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
Signed by Clifford L. Nichols,
Assistant Superintendent, Eastern Division
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
|1860 Clifford L Nichols
|1870 Clifford L Nichols