1902 Park Avenue Tunnel Collision

—A New Rochelle Tragedy—

Ernest F. Walton


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Ernest F. Walton



      Sex: M
AKA: Ernest Forster Walton
Individual Information
          Birth: 5 Apr 1871 - New York, New York 1 2 3
        Baptism: 
          Death: 8 Jan 1902 - New York, New York 4 5
      Cremation: 10 Jan 1902 - Philadelphia, PA
 Cause of Death: 

Events
He graduated from Haverford College in 1890 in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He entered the college in 1886 and was the president of the athletic association. He won the 440-yard dash and the 100-yard dash. He was influential in building track on Walton Field which was named after him.

Haverford College is the oldest institution of higher education in North America with Quaker roots and one of the leading liberal arts colleges.
He arrived from Southampton, England on the S.S. St. Paul on 23 Nov 1895. 6 Ernest F. Walton, aged 24, returned to the USA along with his wife, Blanche. He gave his occupation as "President". He was traveling to New York and he and his wife carried four pieces of baggage.
He appeared on the 1900 Federal census in Jun 1900 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 2 Ernest was shown as being 29 years old and born April 1871 in New York, as were both his parents. He had been married for six years. He was a stock broker.
He was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 1 ".Walton was thirty years old and a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where he represented the brokerage firm of De Copert & Doremus of 30 Broad Street , of which he became a member two years ago, having joined the Exchange some time prior to that. He lived in Rochelle Park, New Rochelle, and was a graduate of Haverton (sic) College, Pennsylvania. He leaves a wife and two children."
He was mentioned in an article in "New-York Daily Tribune" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 7 WALTON -- Suddenly, on January 8, 1902, Ernest F. Walton, of New-Rochelle, N. Y. Funeral private. Phildelphia papers please copy.

[Researcher's Note: This notice was published in the newspaper by the Woodlawn Cemetery. Could he have been buried there?]
He was mentioned in an article in "The New Rochelle Pioneer" published on 11 Jan 1902 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 8 "...of No. 91 Manhattan avenue, Rochelle Park, was a native of Philadelphia and was graduated from Haverford College, near that city. He was thirty-one years old, six feet two inches tall. A widow and two children survive him. For a number of years Mr. Walton was manager of the Tinkham Bicycle Company of New York. A few years ago, when the bicycle business began to wane, he purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and was doing a prosperous business as a broker when he was killed. His office was at No. 30 Broad street. He was also a member of the New Rochelle Yacht Club."

"The remains been sent to a Long Island crematory."
Additional information can be found on a website located at <http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=budd71&id=I1625>. This web site entitled "The Budd Family of Burlington Co, NJ" by Robert W Daniels takes the ancestral line of Ernest Forster Walton back to the early 1700s in New Jersey. [Please reference this database # budd71 when contacting author]

He provides the following sources for B/M/D:

!BIRTH: "The Longstreth Family" by Agnes Longstreth Taylor, 1909,(929.273 L866t, Salt Lake City F.H.C.) pg 637.

"Byberry Waltons" by Norman Walton Swayne, 1958,(929.273 W173s, Salt Lake City F.H.C.) pg 607.

!MARRIAGE: "Byberry Waltons" by Norman Walton Swayne, 1958, (929.273W173s, Salt Lake City F.H.C.) pg 607.

!DEATH: "Byberry Waltons" by Norman Walton Swayne, 1958, (929.273W173s, Salt Lake City F.H.C.) pg 607.


Additional information can be found on a website located at <http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tinzhaven&id=I2981>. Tinsley Roots, Branches & Twigs
Entries:
22398 Updated: 2007-08-10 13:03:15 UTC (Fri) Contact: Lynn
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She provides the following two books as her sources.
Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family
Author: Benjamin D. Shoemaker
: Call Number: R929.2 qS56Zs
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1903

The Longstreth Family Records
Author: Agnes Longstreth Taylor
Call Number: R929.2 L8575 1909
Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1909.



Parents
         Father: James Morris Walton (1838-1874) 9 
         Mother: Mary Forester Collins (1843-1904) 9 

Spouses and Children
1. *Blanche Wetherill (10 Nov 1871 - 17 Jul 1963) 2 
       Marriage: 4 Jun 1894 - Philadelphia, PA 2 3
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Dorothy N. Walton (1897-      ) 2
                2. Marion W. Walton (1899-1996) 2

Notes
Burial Notes:
According to a newspaper article in The World, published January 10, 1902 (page 2), in New York City, Walton was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Ernest Walton 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 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 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: 5A; Enumeration District: 96. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

3 Mailing list posting by Stephanie Wright of Bucks Co., PA <HawkEcho@aol.com >, dated 17 May 2004 (Quaker-Roots-L@rootsweb.com mailing list archive), Repository: Rootsweb, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/.

4 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/.

5 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate #1047. 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.

6 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line. (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. [Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.]), NARA Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_651; Line: 38; . Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.

7 "Died," New-York Daily Tribune, January 9, 1902, p. 9; digital images. Repository: FultonPostcard (Newspapers online), http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html.

8 The New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, New York.), Janaury 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.

9 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate #1047 for Ernest F. Walton. 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.




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