Reuben W. Stroud
He began his engineering career as assistant to John B. Jervis.
In 1870, he removed to Syracuse, NY, and was Chief Engineer on the construction of the Syracuse and Chenango Valley Railroad of which he became Superintendent after the construction was finished.
He was married to Ella M. Bruce (1842-1919, daughter of Canal Commissioner Benjamin F. Bruce).
He died of typhoid fever at the Syracuse House in Syracuse, NY.
- The Candidate for Canal Commissioner in NYT on August 24, 1872
-  Editorial endorsing Stroud, in NYT on November 2, 1872
-  Obit in NYT on December 3, 1875