Historical Rosters Database

Search | Browse by Name | Browse by Class

Details for Roster ID 1178

This is a summary. Contact the Archives for additional biographical information.

Name:Richard Henry Kello
Affiliation:Class of 1871
Biography & Genealogy:Richard Henry Kello, Class of 1871: Genealogy: Born- April 18, 1853 at Berlin, Southampton County, Va. Father- Dr. S. B. Kello; Mother- Sally Ann Summerrell. Pat. Grandfather- Col. R. H. Kello; Pat. Grandmother- Matilda Burgess. Mat. Grandfather- Col. William H. Summerrell; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie Ann Stubbs Married- Myrtle Rogers, daughter of Dr. Morris Rogers of Carrollton, Mo. on Oct. 4, 1882. Children- 1- Margarite Kello; 2- Sallie Kello; 3- Richard Henry Kello; 4- Mattie Kello. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1867; Graduated July 4, 1871 standing 44th in a class of 46. Careers: Civil and Mining Engineer; 1871-74 Civil Engineer for A, M, & O Railway; 1875 taught school one session in Louisa Co., Va.; 1876 Reserve Engineer for Denver, South Park & Pacific Railway in Colorado; 1877-80 Deputy Mineral Surveyor, Deadwood, Dakota; (City Engineer of Deadwood, Dakota 1878-80); 1881-84 Assistant Engineer of U.P. Railway, Utah Northern and Oregon Short Line; 1885 Farmer and Stock Raiser in Carroll Co, Mo.; 1886-87 Division Engineer for Idaho Division U.P. Railway, Pocatello, Idaho; 1888-89 U.S. Deputy Surveyor Couer d' Alene, Idaho; (Chief Engineer of Canon Creek Branch, Couer d' Alene, Idaho in 1889); 1890 in Locating and Construction Engineer and Engineer in Charge of Atlantic & Danville Railway, Va.; 1891-92 in private practice, in Radford, Va.; 1893-94 City Engineer in Radford, Va.; 1895-96 Chief Engineer in Hinton New River & Western, Va.; 1897 and part of 1898 Engineer for Matheson Alkali Works, Saltville Va.; 1898-99 Division Engineer for R, P, & C Railway, Va.; 1900, Engineer in charge of Cumberland Branch of O.S.L. Railway, Wyoming; 1901-02 U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor & Mining Engineer, Salt Lake City, Utah; 1903-08, Locating and Reserve Engineer for Muskogee Southern Railway, Oklahoma. Died- Sept. 29, 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.