Union Traction and the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit system
Page entitled : The Philadelphia traction magnates
Content of this page is about :
The early enterprises of the Philadelphia street railway tycoons : Peter A.
B. Widener, William L. Elkins and William H. Kemble.
palatial estate. The ties
between the two families were further strengthened by the marriage of their
children : Eleanor Elkins and George Dunton Widener.
Henry Kemble was born in Woodbury NJ, the son of an oak and cedar cooper.
Kemble attended Woodbury Academy for a while but then sought employment in
Remington’s silk house in Philadelphia. Thereafter he was a clerk for J.R.
Jaffray & Sons ...