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Henry W. Van Valkenburgh

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


Name: Henry W. Van Valkenburgh
Birth: October 30, 1968, Windham, NY
Death:April 1, 1942, Margaretville, NY
Residence(s): Roxbury, NY; Kingston, NY; Arkville, NY
Spouse: Elizabeth Platt
Children: Blance Van Valkenburgh
Mable Van Valkenburgh
Curtis Van Valkenburgh
Elda Van Valkenburgh
Parents: George Van Valkenburgh & Louise Cole
Date of Hire: 1899
End of Employment: 1938, retired
Position(s) Held: Trainman

Henry W. Van Valkenburgh

From the Catskill Mountain News, April 3, 1942

Well Known Arkville Resident Died Wednesday

Henry W. Van Valkenburgh, for many years a well-known resident of the village of Arkville, died at the Margaretville hospital Wednesday the result of severe kidney trouble from which he had suffered for some time. His funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock from his home in Arkville and interment will be made in the Margaretville cemetery.

Henry Van Valkenburgh was born in Windham Oct. 30, 1868. Much of his young life was spent in Roxbury where he entered the employ of the Ulster & Delaware railroad and spent most of his life as trainman. He was stationed first at Kingston and from there came to Arkville. He took a prominent part in the affairs of the village and community and was popular with all classes. He was the som of George Van Valkenburgh and his wife, Louise Cole. He was married to Elizabeth Platt of Big Indian, who, with three daughters and one son, survives. They are as follows: Postmaster Curtis Van Valkenburgh, Mrs. Jasper Terns, Mrs. Blance George and Mrs. Lynn George, all of Arkville.


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