Catskill Mountain News, January 30, 1914
Frank Conerty Dies at
Frank Conerty, died at
his home in Arkville village, Friday, January 23 in the 61st year of
his life, after having been confined to his bed for about six weeks.
He was born in New Orleans, La., and came to New York State with his
parents when but a small child. He spent several years around the
vicinity of Stamford and Hunter and for the past six years has lived
in Arkville where he has been held in great estimation by all who
Mr. Conerty was one of
the pioneer engineers on the Stony Clove narrow gauge railroad and
was in the employ of the Ulster and Delaware for the past 30 years,
belonged to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was a member of
the Mount Tabor Lodge, No. 807 F. & A.M. of Hunter and of The
Rondout Commandery No. 52 K.T.
The funeral services was
held at Stamford on Monday where he was buried near his relatives in
the Sacred Heart Cemetery. He leaves a wife, one son, William F.,
four brothers, Peter Conerty of Hunter, John, William, and M.J.
Conerty of Colorado; also four sisters, Mrs. E.C. Utter, Mrs.
Charles Smith of Long Island; Mrs. E.D. Champlin of Stamford, and
Mrs. Frank Cronk of Grand Gorge.
Among the out of town
friends and relatives who were called to town this week by the death
of Frank Conerty are: Thomas J. Conerty and Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Ryan
of Catskill; Thomas McCabe of Worcester; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Conerty
and daughter Miss Estella of Hunter; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cronk and
daughter Miss Leone of Grand Gorge; Mrs. Charles Smith and Mrs. E.C.
Utter of Long Island; Emory Myers of Hunter and the Misses Winnie
Costigan, Elizabeth Guinan, Mary O'Connor, Mrs. Ellen Kendall, and
George Scranski, all of Hudson, N.Y.
Passenger Agent Sims of
the Ulster and Delaware Railroad with Roadmaster Francisco and
several other of the officials of the road were in attendence at the
funeral, to show their respect to the memory of their faithful