Edward Croker

Edward Croker

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 6 Dec 1890 (aged 52)
Bronx County, New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section: 70 (Lawn), Lot West Part 6588
Memorial ID 117899862 · View Source
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Born in Rosscarberry, Ireland. Came to U.S. in 1846.

Edward Croker was an engineer on the Harlem Railroad and during the latter part of his service there he was the engineer of the paymaster car, a position later held by his son Richard. Mr. Croker resigned form the railroad in 1885 when he was appointed one of the inspectors of steam vessel boilers for the Southern District of New York.

He was the older brother of Tammany Hall Boss Richard Croker. His son Edward was, at the time of the father's death, Captain of Engine Company 1 in the FDNY and later went on to become one of the most famous and controversial Chiefs of Department.

Resided in Binghamton, White Plains and Bronx, New York at various times.

Died of pachymeningitis externa and pneumonia.



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  • Created by: Gary Urbanowicz
  • Added: 30 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117899862
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Croker (2 Jul 1838–6 Dec 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117899862, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Gary Urbanowicz (contributor 47731674) .