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John J. Rothery, Sr.

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


Name: John J. Rothery, Sr.
Birth: December 1854, Ireland
Death:January 20, 1945, Scotia, NY
Residence(s): Kingston, NY; Scotia, NY
Spouse: Mary J. Donaughy
Children:John J. Rothery, Jr.
Loretta Rothery
Matilda Rothery
James J. Rothery
Walter F. Rothery
Parents: John Rothery & Mary Newbanks
Date of Hire: Before 1875
End of Employment: After 1930, retired
Position(s) Held: Engineer

Notes: Father of John J. Rothery, Jr., U&D Fireman.

John J. Rothery, Sr.

From the Kingston Daily Freeman, January 22, 1945

John J. Rothery, retired engineer on the old Ulster and Delaware railroad died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Hommel, at Scotia, where he had resided for many years. Mr. Rothery began his work with the Ulster and Delaware more than 60 years ago in the days when wood burning locomotivs were still used. After a few years servuce he was advanced to engineer and ran freight and passenger trains over the line until his retirement. A member of the Kingston Council Knight of Columbus for many years, he was made a life honorary member of the Council some years ago. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by one son, Walter F. Rothery on Oneonta. The body is reposing at the home of his son and will be brought to the James M. Murphy Funeral Home, 176 Broadway, Kingston, tomorrow. Friends may call at the funeral parlors after 6 o'clock tomorrow evening. The funeral will be held from the Murphy parlors Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, and at 9:30 from St. Mary's Church where a high mass of requiem will be offered. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary's cemetery.


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