J.A. Killingsworth created poems about the railway that reflected his years of service to the industry.
Killingsworth’s family moved to St. Thomas when he was a young boy. After completing his formal school, he worked for the Michigan Central Railroad (MCR), first as a fireman and later as an engineer. During his railway career, Killingsworth also was manager of the St. Thomas Street Railway and Chief Clerk at the Pere Marquette Railway.
Killingsworth wrote many poems, including ‘Welcome to Our City’:
Welcome to Our City