Walter Crowley

Walter Crowley

Death 21 Oct 1884 (aged 20–21)
Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Burial Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Plot sec PF - lot 5
Memorial ID 71219678 · View Source
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Walter was a brakeman who was killed in the Quaker Street Yard.

The burial services of Walter Crowley, brakeman, killed in the Quaker St. R.R Yard, was held in the M. E church at this place, on the 22 inst, at half past two; and conducted by the Rev. Devoll, who, delivered a very appropriate and teaching address, which was listened to by a large and appreciative audience. The floral offering's furnished by the ladies were very fine.

Mr. Yates of Schenectady the undertaker in charge, furnished a beautiful casket and in every way gave the best of satisfaction to all present.

The pall bearers were John McGovern, A. Judd, Jas. Furlong, L. Taber, G. Hudson, C. D. Whitney, C. McDonald. M. H. Sheldon, D. Morton, J. Wilber, M. Wageuer, and G. Davis.
The remains were conveyed to Grove Cemetery by the pall bearers, followed by a large procession of R. R. employees and citizens.

Young Crowley said after he was injured, "I have no home or relatives known to me." There was a feeling of deep solemnity; and eyes unused to such emotions wept tears of sorrow, and sympathy for the sad fate of the bright and joyous hearted boy.

The saddest thoughts that ore us run
Is the bell that tolls the sad requiem
for the young.

Source: Altamont Enterprise, altamont-enterprise-1884-july-1886-december - 0059.pdf


Walter Crowley - Brakeman
Killed in Quaker Street Yard
Oct 21, 1884
Aged 21 years
Erected to his memory by his railroad companions.


In their memory
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  • Created by: Bruce A Barton
  • Added: 12 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 71219678
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Crowley (1863–21 Oct 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71219678, citing Grove Cemetery, Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bruce A Barton (contributor 46992199) .