From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 964

E. D. CARRELL, freight conductor Western Division of Prairie du Chien Division of the C. M. & St. P. R.R.; was born in Sterling, Wayne Co., Penn., May 7, 1837, where he obtained a practical education in the public schools. His father, Benjamin CARROLL, was a farmer, and also was engaged somewhat in lumbering; the son was early taught the duty of honorable toil. In April 1858, he came to Wisconsin and located in Grant Co.; worked some time as a section hand for the C. M. & St. P. R.R., and in 1861, began as brakeman on freight, and, in September, 1865, was promoted to his present position. Was married in September 1858, to Miss Mary HOWLAND, of Grant Co.; they have four children - Herbert E., Lillie, Hattie, and Perry, all living at home, at their residence, 106 Broome street; the family affiliate with the Congregational Church. Mr. CARRELL is a Knight Templar, and is Worthy Master of Prairie du Chien Lodge; for twenty-two years he has been in the employ of the C. M. & St. P. R.R., and for fifteen has been conductor of the way freight between Madison and Prairie du Chien, and in all that period, no accident has been caused by or on his train, and he has never received an unpleasant word from a superior officer.

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