1902 Park Avenue Tunnel Collision

—A New Rochelle Tragedy—

Amanda F. Cox


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Amanda F. Cox

      Sex: F
AKA: Florence A. Cox 1
Individual Information
          Birth: 8 Jul 1864 - Pennsylvania 2 3 4 5
        Baptism: 
          Death: 8 Jan 1902 - New York, New York 3
         Burial: Jan 1902 - Greenwich, Fairfield county, Connecticut 5 6
 Cause of Death: 

Events
• She appeared on the 1870 Federal census on 25 Jul 1870 in Philadelphia, PA. 7 Amanda F. was shown as being 6 years old and born in Pennsylvania.
• She appeared on the 1880 Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 in Washington, D.C.. 1 Amanda F. was listed as being "Florence A." and as being 16 years old and born in Pennsylvania.
• She appeared on the 1900 Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 in Washington, D.C.. 4 Amanda Hugerford was shown as being 35 years old and born July 1864 in Pennsylvania. She was a widow with one child and was living with her mother and brother.
• She was mentioned in an article in "The Sun" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 8
WOMAN SCALDED TO DEATH
It is known that at least one woman was scalded to death, in spite of repeated efforts by the police and firemen to rescue her. She was Mrs. A. F. Howard of New Rochelle. Policeman Raffsky told the story of how she had been left to her fate:
A party of which Raffsky and Policman Hughes were members found Mrs. Howard pinned under a broken seat of the car immediately in front of the one which was telescoped. Hughes, when he saw the woman's plight, ran for an axe and called the firemen.
Hughes returned with a couple of axes and he and Raffsky began to chop away the woodwork around the steam pipes in the car, and just at the moment the pipes burst and covered them, as well as the woman, with escaping steam. Both policemen were slightly burned, and drew away for a moment as they felt the shock. When they returned the woman's face was hardly recognizable. Raffsky explained that he was able to tell the woman's name because she gave it when they first got to her and asked some one to give her a drink of whiskey, as she felt that she was fainting.


[Note: The above is an excerpt from a larger article.]
• She was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 2 She was thirty-five years old and wife of William Howard, who was also killed.
• Amanda was buried in Jan 1902 in Union Cemetery, Greenwich, Fairfield county, Connecticut. She was buried in the Howard family plot along with her husband William Howard.
• She had an estate probated intestate on 21 Jan 1902 in Westchester county, New York. 9 10 Letters of Administration were issued January 21, 1902, and filed in Liber Y, page 68. The Letters of Administration assigned her mother Amanda Cox as executor of her estate and gave her mother guardianship over Harry Hungerford, son of Amanda by her first husband, Harry Hungerford.


Parents
         Father: Joseph L. Cox (Abt 1831-Bef 1880) 11 
         Mother: Amanda (1840-      ) 12 

Spouses and Children
1. Harry Hungerford (       - Bef 1900)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Henry Hungerford (1896-      ) 4

2. *William Howard (28 Dec 1859 - 8 Jan 1902) 2 
       Marriage: Jun 1901 - New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York 13
         Status: 

Notes
Burial Notes:
According to a newspaper article, Amanda was buried in Greenwich, Connecticut. However, her death certificate states that she was buried in New Rochelle.

Find A Grave Memorial# 57760511
General:
Amanda (née Cox) Howard was one of 17 people who died in a train collision in the Park Avenue tunnel outside of Grand Central Station in New York City on January 8, 1902. For additional information concerning these people and their families, please visit the following web site:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywestch/NewRoc1902/
Marriage Notes (William Howard)
According to the New York newspapers, they were married in New Rochelle, New York. However, this had not yet been verified. Washington, DC, newspapers stated that they were married in Washington, DC, prior to moving to New Rochelle.
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Sources


1 1880 Federal Census (Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.]), NARA Series T9, Roll: 122; Family History Film: 1254122; Page: 358.3000; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 0719. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

2 The New York Times (New York Times Publishing Co., New York, NY), January 9, 1902, pages 1-2. Repository: New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, [Schwarzman Building], New York, New York, http://www.nypl.org/.

3 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate #997. Repository: NYC Municipal Archives, D.O.R.I.S, 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York 10007, http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/archives.shtml.

4 1900 Federal Census (Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. [Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.]), NARA Series T623, Roll: 161; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 60. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

5 Jean Thomson Archives/Union Cemetery, Greenwich, Connecticut [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),], e-mail, 18 February 2009, "Union Cemetery - William and Amanda Howard".

6 The New York Times (New York Times Publishing Co., New York, NY), January 9, 1902, pages 1-2. Repository: New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, [Schwarzman Building], New York, New York, http://www.nypl.org/.

7 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. (Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.[ Original data: 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.]), NARA Series M593, Roll: 1395; Page: 277; Image: 255. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

8 The Sun (1883-1916), January 9, 1902, p. one; digital images. Repository: Library of Congress: Chronicling America, Washington, DC, http://www.loc.gov/; (New York, New York)

9 Surrogate's Court, Card Index to Wills, 1813-1983 (Westchester County, New York), LDS FHL Film # 1570172, File No. 308-1902. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/.

10 Surrogate's Court, Letters of Adminstration, 1901-1905, Liber Y, (Westchester County, State of New York), page 68. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/, Call Number: Film # 0597563.

11 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificafe #997 for Amanda Howard. Repository: NYC Municipal Archives, D.O.R.I.S, 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York 10007, http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/archives.shtml.

12 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificafe #997 of Amanda Howard. Repository: NYC Municipal Archives, D.O.R.I.S, 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York 10007, http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/archives.shtml.

13 Tunnell Victims' Funerals (The New York Times (1857--Current File), Jan. 12, 1902, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, The New York Times (1851-2003), page 3.)




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