Family lore is that my Pennsylvania DOW forebears were, or were related to, DOWS that figured prominently as executives or whatnot in the Pennsylvania Railroad.
My great-grandmother Mary E. DOW 1863/5-1952 seems to have gotten her husband, William D. Waid 1865-1928, a job as a Penn. RR yard manager.
I've not been able to trace Mary E. DOW's parents' perhaps anyone with info on the tie -- if there was one -- between DOWS of the era and the Penn. RR may be able to point me in a profitable direction.
Any info appreciated.
--Geoffrey Pope DOW descendant White Plains, New York