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John Edward Reilly[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1876 - 1956


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  • Born  13 Sep 1876  , Greycourt, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened  24 Sep 1876  71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  11 Jun 1880  Greycourt Avenue, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) James Riley, head, white male age 36, farm lab., born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
      2) Maria Riley, wife, white female age 30, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, cannot read or write
      3) Michael Riley, son, white male age 9, born in NY, attended school
      4) Mary Riley, daughter, white female age 7, born in NY, attended school
      5) John Riley, son, white male age 3, born in NY
      6) Margaret Riley, daughter, white female age 1, born in NY
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    Directory Listing  1899  , Greycourt, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway 
    • Greycourt was described as "A station on the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway, distant 63 miles from Belvidere, 10 miles from Maybrook. Direct comunication is made at this station with the Newburgh Branch of the Erie Railroad and with the main line for all points East and West."

      Listing: "Reilly, John, telegrapher"

      His brother, Michael, was also listed as a telegrapher.
    Census: Federal  8 Jun 1900  , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) James Riley, head, white male age 55, married 28 years, born on unknown date in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated in 1869, in US 31 years, naturalized, RR laborer, cannot write, owns a home
      2) Maria Riley, wife, white female age & birthdate unknown, mother of 7, 6 living, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated in 1870, in US 30 years, cannot read or write
      3) Michael Riley, son, single white male age 28, born Dec 1871 in NY, RR telegraph op
      4) Mary Riley, daughter, single white female age 25, born Sep 1874 in NY, school teacher
      5) John Riley, son, single white male age 23, born Sep 1876 in NY, RR telegraph op
      6) James Riley, son, single white male age 19, born Feb 1881 in NY, day laborer
      7) Daniel Riley, son, single white male age 15, born Feb 1885 in NY, at school 9 months
      8) Bridget Hadin, sister-in-law, widowed white female age 65, birth date unknown, not a mother, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated in 1867, in US 33 years
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    Occupation  1 Jul 1907  [2, 4
    Lehigh & Hudson Railroad Employee 
    • According to the L&HR Employee Timetables (ETT), the Hudson 1 and Hudson 2 were combined into a 130 car Hudson 1 after 24 April 1937 and before 24 April 1938. The ETT that would give a closer date is missing. J. E. Reilly was hired on 1 July 1907. He was promoted to Train Dispatcher 1 June 1 1912. On or about 24 June 1917, he was 40 years old, married, and living in Warwick, New York. In 1930 he was listed as Night Chief Dispatcher. Hudson Junction station shows a siding capacity of 7 cars in 1927. The day telegraph office call letters were "SC" and the Operator was to handle the switch for all first class trains to and from Greycourt. Hudson Junction was NOT listed as a train order station in the 30 September 1928 ETT. It was last listed in the previous ETT dated 27 May 1928.
    Move  Between 1910 and 1918  , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  Lehigh Track, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) John J. Riley, head, white male age 36, married 7 years, born in NY, father born in NY, mother born in Ireland, telegrapher for railroad, rents a home
      2) Delia Riley, wife, white female age 26, mother of 2, 2 living, born in England, parents born in Ireland
      3) James Riley, son, white male age 5, born in NY, attended school
      4) Catherine Riley, daughter, white female age 2, born in NY
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    World War I Service Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card C
      Serial number 2119
      Order number A1732
      Name: John Edward Reilly
      Permanent Home Address: Drew Block, Warwick, Orange, NY
      Age by Years: 42
      Date of Birth: Sept. 25 1876
      Race: White
      Citizenship: Native Born
      Present Occupation: train dispatcher
      Employer's Name: L&H RRC
      Place of Employment: Warwick, Orange, NY
      Nearest Relative: (wife) Delia Reilly
      Height: Medium
      Weight: Medium
      Color of Eyes: gray
      Color of Hair: dark brown
      Physically disqualified: [check mark - no]
      Signature of Registrar: M V Baird
      Date of Registration: 12 Sep 1918
    Census: Federal  6 Jan 1920  64 Main Street, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) John E. Reilly, head, white male age 43, born in NY, parents born in Ireland, telegrapher for railroad
      2) F. Bridget Reilly, wife, white female age 40, immigrated in 1885, naturalized in 1895, born in England, parents born in Ireland
      3) James J. Reilly, son, single white male age 16, born in NY, attended school
      4) Katherine M. Reilly, daughter, single white female age 12, born in NY, attended school
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    Census: Federal  28 Apr 1930  , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Hathorn Parkway 
    • 1) John E. Reilley, head, white male age 53, married at 27, born in NY, parents born in the Irish Free State, chief dispatcher for the railroad, owns a $7,000 home, owns a radio
      2) Bridget F. Reilley, wife, white female age 51, married at 25, born in England, parents born in the Irish Free State, immigrated in 1885, naturalized
      3) Gertrude Connelly, niece, single white female age 19, born in CA, parents born in NY, attended school
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    Died  4 May 1956  15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Cause: I. (a) acute left ventric failure with pulmon. edema-10 hours, 
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    Buried  7 May 1956  75 Sandfordville Road, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
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    Obituary  10 May 1956  , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Warwick Advertiser 
    • "John E. Reilly
      John Edward Reilly of Parkway died at St. Anthony's Hospital Friday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church where a High Requiem Mass was said by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph W. Grundner of Goshen. Interment was in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

      Mr. Reilly was born on Sept. 15, 1876, at Greycourt, a son of James Reilly and Maria Cady. He married Delia F. Connolly, who survives him with a son, James of Caracas, Venezuela; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Nestor of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Marion, Robert and John Nestor; and two brothers, James of Long Island and Daniel of Linden, N. J.

      Mr. Reilly was a retired chief dispatcher of the L. & H [Lehigh & Hudson River Railway]. He was a member of St. Stephen's Church."
    Name  Jack 
    Occupation  telegraph operator for railroad 
    Religion  71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church 
    Religion  75 Sandfordville Road, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    St. Stephen's Church 
    Notes 
    • (Medical):(b) severe coronary sclerosis & Ischemia-?, (c) arteriosclerosis-years; II. chronic hypertensive heart disease
    Person ID  I250  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  James Reilly,   b. Abt 1844, , , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1916, , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Maria Cady,   b. Abt 1850, , Galway, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1916, , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Jul 1870  , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F61  Group Sheet

    Family  Delia Frances Connolly,   b. 17 Aug 1879, Bootle, Sefton, Lancashire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1966, 15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jun 1902  , Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Certificate of Marriage
      CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
      Murray Avenue
      Goshen, N.Y. 10924

      *This is to Certify*
      That JOHN REILLY
      and BRIDGET CONNOLLY
      *Were Lawfully Married*
      on the 25th day of JUNE 1902
      According to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church
      and in conformity with the laws of the State of New York.
      Rev. T.J. MAHONEY
      officiating, in the presence of WILLIAM MCBRIDE [unknown relation]
      and MARY CONNOLLY [sister of the bride] Witnesses, as appears
      from the Marriage Register of this Church.
      Dated MAY 19, 2006
      Rev. Thomas K. Dicks Pastor.
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    Children 
     1. James E. Reilly,   b. 25 Sep 1903, , , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1981, , Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Katherine Margaret Reilly,   b. 30 Nov 1907, , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 2006, , Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F118  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1876 - , Greycourt, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Sep 1876 - 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 11 Jun 1880 - Greycourt Avenue, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory Listing - Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway - 1899 - , Greycourt, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 8 Jun 1900 - , Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1902 - , Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1910 and 1918 - , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Apr 1910 - Lehigh Track, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War I Service Draft Registration - 12 Sep 1918 - , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 6 Jan 1920 - 64 Main Street, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - Hathorn Parkway - 28 Apr 1930 - , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: I. (a) acute left ventric failure with pulmon. edema-10 hours, - 4 May 1956 - 15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 May 1956 - 75 Sandfordville Road, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Warwick Advertiser - 10 May 1956 - , Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - - 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - St. Stephen's Church - - 75 Sandfordville Road, Warwick, Orange County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S800] Church of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, Orange County, New York, certificate of Baptism for John Reilly (1876).

    2. [S571] The Warwick Advertiser, Warwick, Orange County, New York, on microfilm, (Warwick, New York: Albert Wisner Public Library), obituary for John E. Reilly, Thursday, 10 May 1956 issue, listed under Obituary Notes.

    3. [S607] St. Stephens Cemetery, Warwick, Orange County, New York, grave marker for John E. Reilly, photographed by an anonymous friend, 17 May 2005.

    4. [S961] Warwick Town Records, (Deputy Town Clerk's Office, Warwick, New York), death certificate for John E. Reilly, registered no. 18.

    5. [S1448] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New York, Orange County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 910, Chester, enumeration district (ED) 3, p. 390, dwelling 128, family 134, James Riley household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    6. [S962] "1899 Directory of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway: From Maybook, N.Y. to Easton, Pa," digital images, Albert Wisner Public Library, Breed Publishing Company, (http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/~wisner/Factsandhistory/History/L&HRRDirectory_1899Smaller.pdf), John Reilly entry, Greycort section, page 112.

    7. [S1411] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New York, Orange County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 1139, Chester, enumeration district (ED) 2, p. 32A, dwelling 170, family 177, James Riley household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1383] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New York, Orange County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 1059, Chester Township, enumeration district (ED) 4, p. 32, dwelling 7, family 9, John J. Riley household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    9. [S208] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), card for John Edward Reilly, Warwick, Orange County, New York.

    10. [S1360] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New York, Orange County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 1253, Warwick Town, enumeration district (ED) 182, p. 2B, dwelling 45, family 45, John E. Reilly household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    11. [S1336] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, New York, Orange County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 1634, Warwick Town, enumeration district (ED) 102, p. 22A, dwelling 557, family 609, John E. Reilley household, accessed 2 Jul 2008, 2 Jul 2008.

    12. [S800] Church of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, Orange County, New York, certificate of marriage for John Reilly & Bridget Connolly, 25 Jun 1902, 19 May 2006.