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Charles H. Summers (1837-1898)
1899 Obituary 
CHARLES H. SUMMERS, who died suddenly in San Francisco on the 2nd of November, 1898, at the age of 61, was born in Kentucky.
He began his telegraph career as an operator on the Pittsburg, Cincinatti, and Louisville line, and five years later became associated with railways in Indianapolis, where he remained until 1867.
From that year until 1869 he was telegraph superintendent of the Indianapolis, Cincinatti, and La Fayette Railway, and in the latter year was appointed electrician of the Central Division of the Western Union Telegraph Company, a position which he held up to the time of his death.
Mr. Summers was one of the oldest Foreign Members of the Institution, having been elected to that class on the 11th of December, 1872.