This report comes from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of November 22, 1911
WATCH TO VETERAN BANK MAN
James Heenan Receives Gift from American Exchange Bank
James Heenan, a veteran employee of the American Exchange National Bank in Manhatten, whose home is at 165 Sixth avenue, was the recipient of a gold watch and chain yesterday on his 81st birthday. It was the gift of the officers and employees of the bank with which Mr Heenan had been connected for more than half a century.In making the presentation, Lewis, L Clark president of the institution, spoke of the long and loyal service of Mr Heenan and highly praised the diligence with which he had discharged all duties devolving on him.
“It was fifty-seven years ago last April that Mr Heenan entered the service of the bank and was placed in charge of the vaults, a position he still retains. He has probably carried a greater amount of actual cash in he bank’s operation with the Sub Treasury than any other bank employee in the country.
James sadly was not to enjoy a long retirement. He died less than a year after receiving his long-service award.