Thomas Bernard Culhane. - As chief engineer for the Malone Light & Power Company, Mr. Culhane is recognized
as one of the prominent citizens of Malone and Franklin County. He was born at Cohoes, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1884, the
son of Thomas A. and Anna G. (Shortle) Culhane.
Thomas A. Culhane was born at Cohoes, N. Y., in 1851, and died in 1898. He was a building contractor and spent
many years at Cohoes. He was married in 1881 to Miss Anna G. Shortle, the daughter of William J. and Bridget (Connelly)
Shortie. The former was a well known civil engineer at Cohoes. To Mr. and Mrs. Culhane were born the following
children: William J., born Feb. 4, 1882, employed by the General Electric Company, lives at Schenectady, N. Y.
2. Thomas Bernard, the subject of this sketch. 3. Mary H., who is in the employ of the U. S. Census Bureau, Washington,
D. C. 4. Joseph A., born Feb. 4, 1891, employed in the purchasing department of the General Electric Company, lives
in Schenectady. 5. Theresa, married J. A. Wilkins, engineer, with the New York Edison Company, New York City, lives
at Orange, N. J. 6. Anna F., married Daniel F. O'Neil, a certified public accountant, lives at Schenectady.
Thomas B. Culhane attended the parochial schools of Cohoes, and is a graduate of St. John's Academy, Rensselaer,
N. Y. He entered the employ of the General Electric Company at Schenectady in 1905 as a student engineer, and spent
20 years with that corporation and its affiliated companies, being located at Schenectady, Philadelphia and Salt
Lake City, and he also spent six years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. Upon his return to the United States he
was located at Indianapolis for two years, and on July 1, 1925, came to Malone as chief engineer of the Malone
Light & Power Company, now a subsidiary of the Niagara Hudson Power Corporation.
On June 22, 1925, Mr. Culhane married Miss Mabel C. Quenelle, the daughter of Moses A. and May (Butler) Quenelle,
of Brasher Falls, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Culhane were born two children: Thomas Quenelle, born Dec. 29, 1929; and
a son who died in infancy.
Mr. Culhane is independent in politics. He is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and belongs to the Elks
Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Malone Fish & Game Club.
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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