Richard Donaby

b. 5 December 1835, d. 27 October 1903
  • Richard Donaby was born on 5 December 1835 in England.
  • He married Mary E. Jones circa 1864.
  • Richard Donaby became a widower at the 7 June 1890 death of his wife Mary E. Jones.
  • Richard Donaby died on 27 October 1903 at age 67 in Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 28 October 1903 in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: (Niagara Falls, Oct. 27) This morning at 9 o'clock Richard Donaby, superintendent of car repairs at this point for the New York Central, dropped dead in his office at the lower Central yards. The cause of death was heart failure. He was born in England, December 5, 1835, and was, therefore, about 68 years old. He came to Niagara Falls from Albany twenty-eight years ago, and had always been in the employ of the New York Central. He was a mechanic of acknowledged ability and a man respected by all. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George a Watson, Mrs. Clark Shipston, Miss Edna Donaby, and one son, John. The family home is at No. 2340 Lockport Street. He was a member of Niagara River Lodge, No. 785, F. and A. M.
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 2012

Family: Mary E. Jones b. circa 18 January 1846, d. 7 June 1890