John Francis O'Rourke

John Francis O'Rourke

Birth
Templetouhy, County Tipperary, Ireland
Death 30 Jul 1934 (aged 79)
Kings Point, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 111790510 · View Source
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Railroad engineer. Graduated Cooper Union

New York Times
Monday July 30th 1934

One of the headings refers to the Poughkeepsie Bridge and it goes on to say:

"While still a young man Mr. O'Rourke was identified with the building of the New York Elevated Railways, later he was employed work in connection with the Haverstraw Tunnel of the West Shore Railroad. Then he was engineering in charge of bridge building in Wisconsin and Texas and elsewhere, but his first work of considerable importance was constructing engineer from 1887-1890 of the Poughkeepsie Bridge one of the largest railway bridges in the world at that time.

While living in Poughkeepsie Mr. O'Rourke married Ms. Catherine Innis daughter of Aaron Innis a
manufacturer on January 7, 1890."


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