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Albert M. Traugott

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Location: East Center Lawn, Lot 176, Space 2

Albert M. Traugott served as the chief engineer of the Virginian Railway (previously known as the Deepwater Railway Company) for 20 years from 1927 until his retirement in 1947.

Traugott was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1882.  As a young man he studied at the Rochester Free Academy, the Mechanics Institute, and Purdue University. After graduating from Purdue University in 1902, Traugott began his railroad career with the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburg Railway. He later worked for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad before transferring to the Virginian Railway Company (then known as the Deepwater Railway Company) in 1903.  His first assignment was making surveys for the construction of the railway lines.  He served in various positions with the company until being appointed as Chief Engineer of the railway in 1927. 

In addition to railroad activities, he was active in civic and social affairs of Norfolk.  He was a member of the Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Railway Engineering Association.  He was also a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Hampton Roads Engineers Club, as well as a member of the Princess Anne Country Club and the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. 

He married Miss Myrtle Perkins in 1920. She died in 1942.


Obituary of Albert M. Traugott, New York Times, January 2, 1954.           

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Office hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Admission Cost: Free

Address: 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

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