E. F. Fogarty, 72. well-known Ellensburg accountant, died at his home at 509 North Ruby Street early this morning. He had been ill with a heart affliction for the past 16 months.
He had been a resident of Ellensburg for 53 years. He was born at Springfield, Ill., July 31, 1869. He was educated there by the brothers of the Notre Dame University and was graduated from Bogardus Business College in business administration.
In 1887 he came west and joined his three brothers in business in a merchandise store which they operated until the fire of 1889. For five years he was manager of the Toppenish Trading Co. at Toppenish and then became bookkeeper for Henry Kleinberg & Co. here, a position he held 20 years. When the illness which claimed his life began, he was employed by the Valley Ice & Fuel Co.
He was married to Emma Mary Michels, March 1, 1897. Mrs. Fogarty preceded him in death 10 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. C. Parker, and Mrs. Robert E. Jones, and a son, M. E. Fogarty, all of Ellensburg; a granddaughter, Roberta Jeanette Jones; three brothers, J. B. and M. J. Fogarty of Ellensburg and S. P. Fogarty of Sacramento, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Donald R. Smith of Ellensburg.
Funeral services are to be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman