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   Union Traction and the Philadelphia Rapid Transit system

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The early enterprises of the Philadelphia street railway tycoons : Peter A. B. Widener, William L. Elkins and William H. Kemble.

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palatial estate. The ties between the two families were further strengthened by the marriage of their children : Eleanor Elkins and George Dunton Widener.

William 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 Remingtons silk house in Philadelphia. Thereafter he was a clerk for J.R. Jaffray & Sons
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