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Frank Conerty

Ulster & Delaware Railroad
"The Only All Rail Route Through the Catskills"


Name: Francis Conerty (Frank)
Birth: January 5, 1852, New Orleans, LA
Death:January 23, 1914, Arkville, NY
Residence(s): Arkville, NY; Hunter, NY
Spouse: Emma Hoffman; Anna Conerty
Children: William F. Conerty
Parents: John Conerty & Ann Smith
Date of Hire: 1884
End of Employment: 1914, death
Position(s) Held: Engineer

Notes: Half brother of Peter Conerty and William Conerty,
father of William F. Conerty; all U&D Engineers.

Frank Conerty


Frank Conerty stands proudly with his favorite locomotive, SC&CM #1 named "Hunter" at Phoenicia in 1899

On break at Kaaterskill Junction. L-R: C.E. Goodright, Kaaterskill Junction Station Agent; Pete Conerty, engineer; William F. Conerty, engineer; Frank Conerty, engineer; and Bert Traphagen, brakeman. 6/1895. Pete Conerty is Frank's half-brother, William F. Conerty is Frank's son. Photo: Emery E. Craw.

From the Catskill Mountain News, January 30, 1914


Frank Conerty Dies at Arkville.

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 knew him.

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 employee.



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