Roger, I have information from Dick Marshall showing that Monson Maine Slate Co. was issued 453 shares of Monson Railroad Co. stock on July 1, 1905. These shares were previously owned in varying amounts by several Whitings: George, Isaac, H. A., Henry, G. O and J. S. J. S. Whiting's 93 shares had been issued only 12 days earlier (June 19, 1905) and appear to have been owned previously by Cyrus Latham (36), G. A. Mathews (1), George S. Cushing (42) and F. B. Shedd (14). Together with at least 210 shares that MMSC previously owned or controlled, the 453 former Whiting shares gave MMSC total or nearly total ownership of MRR, which had a total of 700 original shares. The July 1, 1905 certificate for the 453 shares was signed by Charles J. Wier in the capacity of both treasurer and president of the railroad.
On June 20, 1944, the same 453 shares of Monson stock were reissued to Francis G. Marshall, Dick's father, who then became majority owner of the Monson until it was dissolved in 1975.