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If any one has knowledge of where I could find personnel records for the 1915-1919 time frame, I'd be really grateful.. I am trying to locate any information on my grandfather, James Henry Saffold. He worked for Southern when he died in 1919. I do not know what his position was. He was living in Knoxville, Tenn. at the time of death. My only clue was one line in the newspaper giving his employer.
-- Evelyn Saffold White (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 16, 2001
Evelyn - Given the dates you are interested in, about your only hope is that your grandfather was a union member. Try the United Transportation Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Tel. 1-216-228-0411. There may be a small charge for a search. The UTU records go back to about 1900.
-- Tom Underwood (email@example.com), April 18, 2001.
Evelyn, You might have better luck finding the kind of information that you want by looking here in Knoxville at the East Tennessee Historical Society. Thye have a lot of excellent resources and good people that kind give you help getting the info. you need. Lots of luck, AEP
-- albert pope (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 2001.