Bruce: The conductor, Frederick Whipple, who was shot at Lookout Station on August 12, 1861 was probably from Moniteau County rather than Jefferson City. I had read the information about the shooting, then recently learned that a Frederick Whipple had purchased a lot in 1860 from W. T. Seely who founded Tipton. His widow sold the lot in 1867 so we knew he died sometime in those seven years. Further checking revealed he and his wife were married in Tipton and are listed in the 1860 census. Frederick is buried in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in California, Missouri with a death date of August 12, 1861. His wife, Lucy, remarried so is not buried there, but a son "Freddie" with no dates is listed as buried there also. (There was no Lutheran church in Tipton so maybe that is why he is buried in California ?????)
Since you have a California connection I thought you might be interested to know he was from this area. Frederick was originally from Rhode Island so not sure why he was connected with Jefferson City in the newspaper unless his "route" was to and from Jefferson City.