George Pullman’s father was an engineer and inventor who worked on the Erie Canal. Though George himself dropped out of school to work and help support his family, the odd jobs as a grocery clerk and a carpenter gave him unexpected skills that would be invaluable to the formation of his Pullman Empire. His idea for the signature pull down berth that would make Pullman Sleepers so successful came to him after a very uncomfortable train ride. George is now a railroad baron. An unquestionably successful man. He and his wife, Harriet, live in Chicago with their daughter, Florence. Their second daughter, Harriet, is married. George disowned his sons.
”You have all remained faithful to Pullman when we were besieged with mishaps and malignant news coverage. In turn, Pullman will remain faithful to you.”
A socialite constantly attaching herself to the next important event. She drags George, her husband, along.
The only reluctant passenger on the Night Train. Mother of Henry Heinz, the ketchup inventor.