Edward Cosier Family Collection
Scope and Content
The Cosier Family Collection provides some insight, through family history, photographs and clippings, into the life of employees of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Many of the images portray a working railroad company in the early 1900s.
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Edward Henry Cosier was born in Woodbury, Connecticut in 1865. He spent over 40 years working for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, first as a fireman and later an engineer. In about 1899 he was involved in a train accident. Cosier died in Waterbury in 1930. His oldest son, Lionel, was born in Winsted, Connecticut, in 1891. He also spent over forty years working as an engineer for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Lionel Cosier died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1980. For additional information see folder 1, “Family history and geneology.”
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Language of Materials
Edward Cosier (1865-1930) was an employee of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for over 40 years.
Series I: Cosier Family Material (1879-1999) contains material compiled about the Cosier Family - with specific emphasis on Edward and Lionel Cosier.
Series II: NYNH&H Railroad Accident Images (1896-1912) contains postcards and photographs of various railroad accidents around the turn of the century.
The collection was donated by Christina K. Schaefer, CGRS, granddaughter of Edward Cosier. The family history and genealogy, as well as the photo identifications, were also done by Christina Schaefer.
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- Edward Cosier Family Collection
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- 1999 February
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