1902 Park Avenue Tunnel Collision

—A New Rochelle Tragedy—

Albert Edward H. Mills


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Albert Edward H. Mills

      Sex: M
AKA: Albert E. H. Mills Edward A. Mills 2
Individual Information
          Birth: Aug 1879 - Massachusetts 1 3
        Baptism: 
          Death: 8 Jan 1902 - New York, New York 1 4
         Burial: 11 Jan 1902 - Bronx, Bronx county, New York 4 5
 Cause of Death: 

Events
He appeared on the 1880 Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 in Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts. 2 Edward A. was shown as being 9 months old and born August 1879 in Massachusetts. His father had been born in England and his mother in New Jersey.
He appeared on the 1900 Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 3 A. Edward was shown as being 20 years old and born Aug. 1879 in Massachusetts. He was employed as a (lumber ?) merchant.
He was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 1 "...was twenty-one years old. He was employed by J. B. Lovke & Potts & Co.at 81? and 81 Franklin Street and lived at 23 Linden Place, New Rochelle. The first clue to his identify was a medal given by the New York Athletic Club for a prize in a single scull contest that was rowed in 1897."
He was mentioned in an article in "The New Rochelle Pionee" published on 11 Jan 1902 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 6 "...was the son of William Mills, a linen importer of 100 Broadway. He was 21 years old and was well known as an enthusiastic follower of athletic sports. He was a member of the New York A.C. and was employed as a saleman (sic) at 83 Franklin street. He lived with Mr. Lockenpotts at 22 Linden place."

"The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his parents' home. Rev. E. F. Tenny, of Pelham, will officiate."
His funeral was held in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 7 "The funeral services of the late A. E. H. Mills occurred at No. 23 Linden place, and was very largely attended, many friends and acquaintances from New York City being present. Among them was a delegation of employees of J. V. Lock & Potts, of No. 81 Franklin street, New York City, in which place the young man held the position of a travelling salesman. Among the floral emblems was a magnificent standing wreath of red and white roses from his fellow associates, and also some pieces from the New York Athletic Club, of which deceased was a member. The Rev. A. F. Tenny,of Christ Church, Pelham, conducted the services. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery."
He had an estate probated in the Surrogates Court on 27 Jan 1902 in White Plains, Westchester county, New York. 8 The Letters of Administration assigned his father William Mills with full power of attorney to administer his assets.


Parents
         Father: William Mills (1849-      ) 5 
         Mother: Sallie V. (1850-      ) 

Notes
Burial Notes:
According to a newspaper article: "A.E.H. Mills, son of William Mills of 100 Broadway, Manhattan, was also buried in Beechwoods Cemetery." However, according to his death certificate, he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetry. This has now been confirmed.

He was buried in Lot No. 806, Section 87, Plot Rutgers; Register of Interment No. 60274, Folio 943.

Find A Grave Memorial# 57760676
General:
Albert E. H. Mills. 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:
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Sources


1 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/.

2 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.]), Year: 1880; Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; NARA Series T9, Roll: 561; Family History Film: 1254561; Page: 16.3000; Enumeration District: 774; Image: 0362. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

3 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: 1176; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 94. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

4 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate # 957. 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.

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

6 The New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, New York.), January 11, 1902; Volume 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.

7 The New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, New York.), January 18, 1902. 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.

8 Surrogate's Court, Letters of Adminstration, 1901-1905, Liber Y, (Westchester County, State of New York), page 76. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/, Call Number: Film # 0597563.




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