Judge Robert Alexander Cony

Judge Robert Alexander Cony

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 1 Jan 1945 (aged 68)
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Burial Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 88482846 · View Source
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Robert was a son of Robert Alonzo Cony & Ida E. Pratt.

He was married on 26 Nov 1913 at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine by William F. Livingstone, Clergyman, to Louise Estelle Gartley.

They had no children.


Justice Robert Cony, Many Years Civic Leader, Dies Here

Justice Robert A. Cony of the Maine Superior Court died at the Augusta General Hospital Monday evening, New Year’s Day, succumbing little more than 24 hours after being stricken with a heart attack.

Known throughout Maine for his ready wit and human kindness, the 68-year old jurist attained his seat on the bench four years ago during the second term of the Barrows’ administration.

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Born at August September 19, 1876, the son of Robert A. and Ida E. Cony, he attended the local public schools, Kents Hill Seminary, and was graduated in 1907 from Bowdoin College where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon undergraduate fraternity.  He received his legal training at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. where he lived for many years as secretary to the late United States Senator Edwin C. Burleigh.

He was judge of the Augusta Municipal Court from January 1919 to January 1927, having served three years previous as recorder.  In 1928 he took office as mayor and continued in that capacity until 1934, following which he was appointed United States Commissioner, a post he held until he entered the Maine Senate at the opening of the 1939 regular session of the Legislature.

Active in civic affairs, both as mayor and before and after holding that office, he led the campaign for reopening banks in the Kennebec Valley formerly operated as the August Trust Company and its branches after the 1933 bank holiday, a drive which resulted in the organization of the Depositors Trust Company which he served as vice president up to the time of his death.

In 1913 he married Miss Louise Gartley of Bangor who survives him.  There were no children.

Besides his wife, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Maude Jackson and Mrs. Alice Ripley of Augusta and Mrs. Josephine Bradstreet of Hallowell, a brother, Daniel E. Cony of Portland, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

At one time he was a Linotype operator and later a reporter for the Daily Kennebec Journal.  He had been local and State commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, commander of the local H.G. Staples post, S.U.V., a member of the Augusta Lodge of Masons, St. Mark’s Church, and of the Augusta Kiwanis Club.

Justice Cony was prominent in club and fraternal affairs, have been also a member of Asylum Lodge, I.O.O.F., the past 37 years.  He served as noble grand in 1920, and in 1940 was president of the Kennebec Valley Past Grands Association.

Services will be held at St. Mark’s church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Friends, who are requested to omit flowers, may call at the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 15 Flagg Street.

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