1902 Park Avenue Tunnel Collision

—A New Rochelle Tragedy—

Henry G. Dimon


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Henry G. Dimon



      Sex: M
AKA: Henry G. Diamond Henry Goldsmith Dimon
Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1862
        Baptism: 
          Death: 8 Jan 1902 - New York, New York 2
         Burial: Jan 1902 - Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY 3
 Cause of Death: 

Events
He appeared on the 1870 Federal census on 20 Jun 1870 in Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY. 4 Henry G. was shown as being 4 years old and born in New York.
He appeared on the 1880 Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 in Aquebogne, Suffolk county, NY. 5 Henry was shown as being 14 years old and born in New York.
He was educated at Cornell University, Class of 1887, in Ithaca, Tompkins county, New York. 6
He appeared on the 1900 Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 in Groton, Tompkins county, New York. 7 Henry G. Dimon was shown as being 33 years old and born September 1866 in New York. Both of his parents were also born in New York. He was a civil engineer. He was married and had four children. Also living with the family was Addie Bogg, a boarder.
He was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 8 Dimon "...was 40 years old and the assistant general manager of the American Bridge Company at 100 Broadway, a civil engineer, who lived at 108 Manhattan Avenue, New Rochelle. He leaves a wife and five children."
He was mentioned in an article in "The New Rochelle Pioneer" published on 11 Jan 1902 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 9 "H.G. Dimon was assistant general manager of the American Bridge Company. He was 40 years old and was married to the sister of Mrs. Young, wife of District Attorney J. Addison Young. His widow and four children survive him. He lived in Rochelle Park."

"The funeral services were held at his late residence on Thursday night and were conducted by Rev. F. E. Smith. The casket was covered with floral offerings from relatives and loving friends. The remains were forwarded to Riverhead, L.I. for interment by funeral director Davis."
A bio was published for Henry G. Dimon in "Cornell Alumni News" on 15 Jan 1902. The terrible disaster in the New York Central Railroad tunnel in New York city last week claimed among its victims two Cornellians, one of whom was Henry G. Dimon, C. E. '87. The immediate cause of death was fracture of the skull. Mr. Dimon, who was a resident of New Rochelle, N. Y., and formerly of Groton, had risen to high rank in his profession of civil engineering. At the time of his death he was a consulting engineer in the employ of the American Bridge company. He leaves a wife and five children. 6
His obituary was published in the "Brooklyn Eagle" on 11 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings county, New York. 10 "Riverhead, L.I., January 11 -- The body of Henry G. Dimon of New Rochelle, who was killed in the New York Central tunnel collision, was brought to this place for interment yesterday. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his father, John M. Dimon, of Aquebogue, by the Rev. William I. Chalpiers of Riverhead, assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. L. Hood of the Aquebogue Congregational Church. The funeral was very largely attended, a long procession of mourning villagers following the body to the grave in the Riverhead Cemetery, where it was interred beside the remains of his first wife, Alice Hudson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs .S. Terry Hudson of this place. Mr. Dimon was the first graduate from the Riverhead Union School. He was in the class of '83 and was the first on the list. School Commissioner Howell was then principal. He was 35 years old and leaves a widow and five children."
He had an estate probated intestate on 20 Jan 1902 in Westchester county, New York. 11 12 According to the Card Index to Wills, File #164-1902, the Letters of Administration were filed Jan. 1902 in Liber Y, page 67. The Letter of Administration assigned his wife, Lottie Gooding Dimon, as executor of his estate.


Parents
         Father: John Dimon (1843-      ) 
         Mother: Delia Young (1844-      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. Alice A Hudson (1870 - 21 Jan 1895)
       Marriage: 25 Dec 1890 - Aquebogue at Riverhead, NY
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Agatha Dimon (1891-1982) 7
                2. Henry H. Dimon (1893-1922) 7
                3. Alice Dimon (1895-1983) 7

2. *Lottie M. Gooding (23 Jul 1872 - 28 Dec 1949) 7 
       Marriage: 27 Oct 1897 7
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Mary G. Dimon (1892-      ) 7
                2. Catherine A. Dimon (Abt 1901-      ) 13

Notes
Burial Notes:
Find A Grave Memorial# 57760285
General:
Henry G. Dimon 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/
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Sources


1 "New York, New York, Train Wreck January 8, 1902" (GenDisaster: Events That Touched Our ANcestors (website) [URL: http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/ny/trains/newyork-trainwreckjan1902.htm]).

2 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate #956. 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.

3 Cindy, Reeve Family Tree (<http://webpages.charter.net/cindsweb/reeve.html>).

4 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: 1101; Page: 75; Image: 151. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

5 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: 935; Family History Film: 1254935; Page: 387.4000; Enumeration District: 324; Image: 0503. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

6 Cornell Alumni News (Press of Ithaca Publishing Co., Tioga St., Ithaca, NY), Vol. IV, No. 14, issue date January 15, 1902; page 3. Repository: Cornell University Library, Ithaca, New York.

7 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: 1168; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 147. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

8 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/.

9 The New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, New York.), January 11, 1902; Volumen 43, No. 43. Repository: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, New York 10801, 914-632-7878 , http://www.nrpl.org/, Call Number: microfilm collection. Copies of some of this newspaper are also available on-line at Old Fulton Postcards web site.

10 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902 Online (<http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/>), published January 11, 1902, page 3. Repository: Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 11238, 718.230.2762 / Fax: 718.857.2245, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/.

11 Surrogate's Court, Card Index to Wills, 1813-1983 (Westchester County, New York), LDS FHL Film # 1562539, File No. 164-1902. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/.

12 Surrogate's Court, Letters of Adminstration, 1901-1905, Liber Y, (Westchester County, State of New York), page 67. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/, Call Number: Film # 0597563.

13 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line] (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.), NARA Series T624; Roll: 1083; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 178; Image: 674. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.




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