FRANK J. REILLY - Loyalty to the responsibilities entrusted to him and faithfulness to the interests of both
his company and its patrons has brought advancement and an excellent reputation to Frank J. Reilly, who has for
twenty years been associated with the banking business. He is now assistant cashier in charge of the Fordham Branch
of the Cosmopolitan Bank in The Bronx.
Frank J. Reilly was born July 16, 1890, at No. 2320 Chamberlain Avenue, The Bronx, son of Edward and Maria (Murray)
Reilly. The father, born November 2, 1859, in the North of Ireland, died December 7, 1926, after forty years of
service in the Tremont Post Office, to which he was the sixth letter carrier appointed. The mother, born on One
Hundred and Seventy eighth Street and Bathgate Avenue, The Bronx, is still enjoying good health. His maternal grandparents,
Andrew and Mary Murray, lived at Tremont and La Fontaine avenues.
The son was educated in Saint Joseph's Parochial School in Tremont and at Public School No. 32 on One Hundred and
Eighty third Street, from which he graduated, and completed his preparation for his life work by a two year course
at the College of the City of New York. At the age of seventeen he began work as messenger in the Colonial Bank
at Eighty first Street and Columbus Avenue; and for two and a half years there acquired the knowledge of banking
externals possible to an alert and well educated young man. The experience enabled him to secure a more advantageous
position with the Greenwich Bank at Eighteenth Street and Broadway, where he remained for twelve years, beginning
with a clerkship and working his way steadily upward by virtue of his keen intelligence and dependability to the
position of assistant manager. Mr. Reilly's next position was with the Irving National Bank in the. Woolworth Building,
in their credit department. After two years there, he entered the employ of the Cosmopolitan Bank in The Bronx,
October, 1923, and has advanced there to his present position, occupied since October, 1926, of assistant cashier
in charge of the Fordham Branch, at No. 273 Fordham Road. He is a member of the North End Democratic Club of The
On November 15, 1914, yin the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Frank J. Reilly was married, by Rev.
Father John Brezlin, to Amelia Harz, daughter of Albert Harz, born in Harlem, New York, and his wife, Matilda (Bergman)
Harz, also a native of Harlem. To Mr. and Mrs. Reilly were born: Matilda Rita, October 25, 1915; and Edward Thomas
and Frank James, twins, September 15, 1917.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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