Colonel Robert Charles Clowry

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Robert Charles Clowry

Death: circa February 26, 1925 (82-90)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clowry and Brigid Clowry
Husband of G. Estabrook
Brother of Father William [NY] Clowry; Jane 1824 Clowry; Mary Anne Clowry; Elizabeth Kehoe; Patrick "Patt" Clowry and 4 others

Managed by: Trevor John Clowry
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About Colonel Robert Charles Clowry

Thomas, Robert and Mother Brigid left Ireland in September, 1849, went to Liverpool, and there took passage on the merchant ship "L. Z." so called after her first mate, the son of a Boston merchant, and her owner

We came up the Hudson River in a boat to Albany, thence by the N.Y.C.R.R., then a rickety concern, to Buffalo. It took us more than two days to get there. Thence by boat to Detroit, and thence by the M.C.R.R., still worse then the first named, to New Buffalo, at the foot of Lake Michigan where we had to remain about two days waiting for a boat to come from Chicago to take us across. We finally landed in Chicago in the latter part of October of that year. Mother had $500.00 in gold (a large sum for anyone to have at that time in Chicago).

Clowry, Robert C., capitalist of 30 Church St., New York City, was born in Will Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1838 ; ed. public schs.; m. Omaha, Neb., Aug. 29, 1865, Caroline A. Estabrook (died April, 1896). Began business career as telegrapher; in charge of military telegraph lines, 1863-1866; bvt'd lieut.-col. U.S. V.; after war, served in various capacities with Western Union Telegraph Co., of which later became dir., pres. & gen. mg'r., and also of its subsidiary companies. Dir. Texas & Pacific R.R., Nat. Bond & Mortgage Co., Equitable Trust Co. Mem. Mil. Order Loyal Legion of N.Y. Clubs: Metropolitan, Lotos, Railroad (N.Y. City), Sleepy Hollow Country, Ardsley, Chicago Commercial (Chicago).

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Colonel Robert Charles Clowry's Timeline

September 8, 1838
February 26, 1925
Age 86