Frank Hugh Cosgrove. - As mayor of Fort Covington, Frank Hugh Cosgrove has been prominently identified with
the city's business and civic life for many years. He was born in Quebec, Canada, May 24, 1878, the son of Hugh
and Mary Elizabeth (McKenna) Cosgrove.
Hugh Cosgrove was born in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Aug. 10, 1840. Throughout his life he was a farmer and
when a young man removed to Quebec, where he remained until 1888. He then returned to the United States and settled
at Fort Covington where he died in 1919. He was married in 1870 to Miss Mary Elizabeth McKenna, the daughter of
John and Elizabeth (Shane) McKenna, who were natives of Quebec. Mr. and Mrs. Cosgrove were the parents of the following
children: 1. William. 2. Bernard. 3. James. 4. Mary, married Joseph P. Smith. 5. Edward. 6. Catherine, the widow
of Thomas McCaffery. 7. John. 8. Agnes, deceased. 9. Frank Hugh, the subject of this sketch.
The early boyhood of Frank Hugh Cosgrove was spent in Canada. He completed his schooling at Fort Covington Academy,
after which he spent seven years in the employ of a creamery at Bombay, N. Y. He then took up the study of embalming
in Boston, Mass., and returned to Fort Covington after receiving a State certificate. Mr. Cosgrove has since successfully
conducted a furniture and undertaking business at this place, and since 1925 has been Fort Covington's only funeral
director. On Nov. 25, 1916, Mr. Cosgrove was united in marriage with Miss Mary Courtney, the daughter of James
and Mary Courtney. He is deceased and buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Covington.
Mr. Cosgrove is a Democrat and has served as Fort Covington's capable mayor since 1923. He is intensely interested
in public improvements and has succeeded in making Fort Covington one of Northern New York's most attractive municipalities.
Mr. and Mrs. Cosgrove are members of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Franklin County, NY
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Names M to Z
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