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Birth: May 1846 - New York 1 2 Baptism: Death: 8 Jan 1902 - New York, New York 1 3 Burial: 11 Jan 1902 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 3 Cause of Death:
Events He was educated at Beloit College in Beloit, Rock county, Wisconsin. 4 He appeared on the 1900 Federal census on 27 Jun 1900 in Evanston, Cook county, Illinois. 2 Frank was shown as being 54 years old and born May 1846 in New York, as were both his parents. He had been married for 14 years. He worked at a paper bag company. He signed a will on 4 Mar 1891 in Westchester county, New York. 5 He was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 9 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 1 "He was fifty-five years old and Secretary and Treasurer of the Union Bag and Paper Company at 1 Broadway. He recently came from Chicago with Albert M. Perrins, who was also killed. He lived at New Rochelle. He was connected with the Union Bag and Paper Company in various capacities for about 35 years. When in Chicago, he lived at Evanston, and was a member of the Union League Club of Chicago, the Chicago Athletic Association, and the County Club of Evanston. He leaves a wife and a daughter about eighteen years old." His obituary was published in the "Chicago Daily Tribune" on 10 Jan 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. 6 CHICAGOAN KILLED IN GOTHAM TUNNEL WRECK
Frank Washburn, who lost his life in the tunnel disaster in New York City on Monday, was formerly a resident of Chicago, having lived untill 1893 in Aldine square on the South Side, and afterwards in Evanston. Last year when the Union Bag and Paper company, of which he was treasurer, moved its headquarters to New York, Mr. Washburn moved with his family to New York. Only last week he was in Evanston, however, visiting his friend, Frank P. Crandon.
Mr. Washburn was 55 years of age. He was a member of the Union League club and a consistent worker in the ranks of the Republican party during his residence on the South Side, and also in Evanston. His remains will be brought to Chicago for burial, arriving in charge of an escort this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held at the residence of Frank P. Crandon, 1414 Forrest avenue, Evanston, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. C. J. Little and Professor Charles M. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be private at Rosehill. Mrs. Washburn and her daughter, Eleanor, are at the home of Mr. Crandon, where they were on a visit.
He was mentioned in an article in "The New Rochelle Pioneer" published on 11 Jan 1902 in New Rochelle, Westchester county, New York. 7 Washburn "...Vice-President of the Union Bag and Paper Company, lived in the house of the late Dr. William H. Neilson, No. 155 Centre avenue. He was a friend of Alexander M. Perrin, who was also killed in the wreck. The men were officers in the same firm and came East together from Chicago. Mr. Washburn and Mr. Perrin drove to the New Rochelle railroad station together in the formers's trap. A widow and several children survive."
"The body was sent direct from New York to Cleveland."
Researcher's Note: There seems to have been some confusion among reporters at the time about the name of Alfred Perrin, business colleague of Frank Washburn. Alfred Perrin was sometimes referred to as "Alexander" while other times as "Albert." He had an estate probated in Westchester county, New York. 4 He was mentioned in an article in "The New York Times" published on 12 Jan 1902 in New York, New York. 8 Wreck Victim's Funeral in the Chicago
Chicago, Jan. 11 -- Funeral services for Frank Washburn, Secretary and Treasureer of the Union Bag and Paper Company, who was killed in the New York tunnel disaster, were held this afternoon at Evanston, the Revs. C. J. Little and C. M. Stuart officiating. The body was placed in a receiving vault at Rose Hill. The pall bearers were Chauncey Keep, S. Crane, W. W. Gurley, Walter Page, J. Shanghnessey, E. C. Towsley, and S. R. McNamara. Mr. Washburn had been a resident of Chicago and Evanston for many Years.
Spouses and Children
1. Janet Davis (Oct 1846 - 6 Aug 1934) 9 Marriage: 16 Apr 1866 - Beloit, Rock county, Wisconsin4 12 Status: Divorced probably after 1872 when their second child was born. Children: 1. Clarissa Washburn (Abt 1867- ) 10 2. Ethel Washburn (1872- ) 9 2. Blanche Pinney or Finney ( - ) 13 Marriage: Status: 3. *Anna Earle (Aug 1867 - 1 Jan 1927) 2 Marriage: 23 Dec 1885 - Green Bay, Brown county, Wisconsin 11 Status: Children: 1. Eleanor Elizabeth Washburn (1889- ) 2
His death certificate did not list his parents' names.Burial Notes:
According to his death certificate, Frank Wasbhurn was buried in Evanston, Illinois. While one newspaper stated that he was buried in Cleveland, Ohio, there is no evidence to support that Washburn ever lived in Cleveland. It is possible that the newspaper reporter had confused his colleageue, Alfred Perrin, with Washburn in the reporting of a Cleveland burial.General:
Frank Washburn 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:
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: 292; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 1155. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.
3 Gustav Scholer, coroner, "State of New York Certificate and Record of Death" (Coroner's Office of the Borough of Manhattan), Certificate #1049. 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 Estate Inventory Records. 1775, 1782-1909 (Record Group 4, Series 16, Westchester County Surrogate's Courts, White Plains, New York [Westchester County]), File number 1902-681. Repository: Westchester County Archives, 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523, (914) 231-1500 / (914) 231-1510 Fax, http://www.westchestergov.com/wcarchives/.
5 Wills 1787-1905; Probate Records of Westchester County, New York, Volume 130-140 (LDS FHL Film Number 597300), Volume 140, pages 257-268. Repository: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, htp://www.familysearch.org/.
6 "Chicagoan Killed in Gotham Tunnel Wreck," Chicago Daily Times, January 10, 1902, p. 2; digital images. Repository: ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
7 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.
8 The New York Times (New York Times Publishing Co., New York, NY), Published January 12, 1902. Repository: New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, [Schwarzman Building], New York, New York, http://www.nypl.org/.
9 Estate Inventory Records. 1775, 1782-1909 (Record Group 4, Series 16, Westchester County Surrogate's Courts, White Plains, New York [Westchester County]), Frank Washburn's Estate Inventory # 1902--861. Repository: Westchester County Archives, 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523, (914) 231-1500 / (914) 231-1510 Fax, http://www.westchestergov.com/wcarchives/.
10 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: Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin; NARA Series T9, Roll: 1444; Family History Film: 1255444; Page: 30.1000; Enumeration District: 174. Repository: Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/.
11 Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Genealogy Index (online) (Viewed online at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/), Marriage Record Entry for Brown County, Volume No.04, Page No. 0198; viewed on October 25, 2010; for Franklin Washburn and Anna Margaret Earle; copy of certificate received and on file.
12 Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Genealogy Index (online) (Viewed online at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/), Marriage Record Entry for Rock County, Volume No1, Page No. 97; viewed on October 25, 2010; for Franklin Washburn and Mary J. Davis; copy of certificate received and on file.
13 Martha Bockée Flint, A Peters Lineage: Five Generations of the Descendants of Dr. Charles Peters of Hempstead (Poughkeepsie, New York: M. B. Flint, 1896), page 134, entry 3.IV.V2.VI.
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