Thomas HaneyMachinist Western and Atlantic Railroad
Thomas Haney (1812-July 20, 1901), a native of Belfast, Ireland, came to Atlanta in 1852 and began working for the Western & Atlantic Railroad’s shops shortly after his arrival.
During the Civil War, Haney ran on the Western & Atlantic as an engineer. At the war’s close, he returned to the shops, where he proved valuable as a machinist. He spent more than 28 years with the Western & Atlantic.
In 1867, he was elected to represent the first ward on the city council.
Haney died on July 20, 1901, and held membership in the old Volunteer Company No. 1 at his death. He had been an active member for many years.