Deaths Reported by the "Long Islander" 1891-1900

Unnamed or identified Surnames

Aan Italian@

d27 December 1891 at Wantagh; hit by the Patchogue Express train; working for the Brooklyn Water Works Aon the extension@AHe was No. 32 on the contractor=s day-roll@

Aa Swede@

                   d. 29 July 1892 at Lloyd=s Neck; sunstroke while working on Mr. Myer=s farm

Achild@                                                         2 weeks

d28 September 1894 at Lower Melville; interment at Farmingdale; mother was Aan unmarried woman@; child had been under the care of Mrs. Halswarts

Aunknown man@

found 10 October 1894 in road near Hicksville and died soon afterwards; thought to be an inmate who wandered from the Kings County Insane Asylum in Kings Park; body not claimed and buried as a pauper by Queens County at Bethpage 16 October 1894; coroner=s jury ruled Adeath from exhaustion and exposure@; clothing marked by Kings County Almshouse, but Kings County had no record of him

AItalian woman@

d26 November 1894 at JamaicaAdriving a junk wagon on the electric railroad track@; the wagon Awas so shaken up@ when she turned the horse off the track that she fell out Astriking her head and breaking her neck@


                   found drowned at Jones Beach on 23 January 1895


skeleton Asupposed to be that of a woman@ found 29 January 1895 at Baldwins by John R. Bedell on the edge of his farm, near a stream running from the reservoir

Askeleton of an unknown man@

found Alast week@ by a party of children hidden in the bushes Aat a point between Babylon and Lindenhurst@27 July 1895 paper

Aa man and a woman@

killed13 July 1895 at Woodhaven in a violent tornado which cut a path from New Jersey, across New York City and western Long Island, going out to sea over Jamaica Bay; Athe violence of the wind on Long Island was felt most severely at Woodhaven, where fifty houses were blown down, a man and a woman killed and about twenty-three persons injured@; extensive property damage at Woodhaven, including the schoolhouse, Athe two upper stories of which were wrecked@Ahouses were lifted from their foundations and moved six or seven feet@


body found 1 January 1897 at Glen Cove; had been strangled; wrapped in a sheet and left by the side of a lake


d. 20 January 1897 at Brookville; left in an outbuilding belonging to Peter Hegeman at Brookville; given over to the care of Mrs. Mallison of Brookville

Afour men and one woman@

d. 31 May 1897 at Valley Stream; killed when a tally-ho coach containing 26 young people from the Greene Avenue Baptist Church, Brooklyn, was hit by a L. I. R. R. train at the Merrick Avenue crossing of the Mineola & Valley Stream Branch of the L. I. R. R.; Queens County coroner=s jury ruled against the railroad 26 June 1897 paper; Queens County grand jury ruled in favor of the railroad 10 July 1897 paper; editorial on the coroner=s jury decision in 26 June 1897 paper

Aeight were victims of the flood@

d. 14 July 1897 at Matteawan, N. Y.; killed when reservoir burst due to a Agreat fall of rain,@ giving Abut little warning@ to the people in a boarding house, which was hit by a wall of water

Asix were instantly killed@ and Atwo fatally injured@

d. 21 July 1897 at New Haven, Connecticut; killed in a Aterrible explosion@ at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company factory; Aside of building was blown out and debris thrown in every direction@; the family of each dead employee received $5,000 from Winchester, the Ausual amount given without question by the company in case of every fatal accident@

Akilling of ten people@

d8 September 1897 near EmporiaKansasAserious train wreck@ caused by Amiscarriage of orders by a train dispatcher@

Aover twenty were killed@

d. 10 September 1897 at Hazelton, Pennsylvania; a group of deputy sheriffs fired into a crowd of 150 striking coal miners; Amuch indignation was expressed in the city at what was called an unwarranted attack on the strikers@

Ainfant child@

d28 September 1897 at East Norwich; inmate of Jones Institute in the care of Mrs. Mallison

Aan Italian@

dAthe first of the week@; struck by a truck while riding his bicycle at Seaford; body identified by friends from Freeport; Mineola item, 9 October 1897 paper

Abody of a man@

found on beach near Huntington10 October 1897; Ahad been in the water for a long time@Abelief that deceased was a sailor, and had been washed overboard in the Sound@; interment in vault at Huntington Rural Cemetery

Aseveral people@

killed 15 October 1897 at CincinnatiOhio, when dome of Robinson=s Opera House fell in

Apassengers and crew of coasting steamer Triton@

steamer wrecked 16 October 1897 on coast of Cuba between Dominica and Mariel, along north coast of Pinar del Rio province; survivors Ahave no knowledge of the fate of the captain, 200 passengers, soldiers and civilians and the thirty members of the crew of the Triton@

Anineteen people@

Anineteen people were known to have been killed@ 24 October 1897 near Garrisons, New York; Athe track gave way and plunged the train down an embankment into the Hudson River@; New York Central Railroad accident which killed the engineer and fireman along with 17 other people, Aincluding eight Chinamen@

Aabout 258 of the crew of the U. S. S. Maine@

killed in explosion of the ship 15 February 1898 at Havana, Cuba; Ahas aroused considerable feeling in the heart of every true American@; editorial in 19 February 1898 paper; see also ACauses that may Lead to Conflict@ and AThe Destruction of the Maine@ in the same issue 

Aa Hungarian@

d2 July 1898 at Brookville; sunstroke; employed by William Merritt; Ahad been but two months in this country@

Aloss of 571 lives@

4 July 1898Aoff the banks of Newfoundland@; collision of La Bourgogne and Cromartyshire; account of disaster and editor about the poor conduct of the crew in the 9 July 1898 paper

Aa Freeport, L. I. lad@

lost life on a ship in the Pacific Ocean heading for the KlondikeAa few weeks ago@9 July 1898 paper

Achild of a boarder at an Oyster Bay boarding house@

                   death from diphtheria; Oyster Bay item; 3 September 1898 paper

Afifteen have died@

                   d5 September 1898 at Cohoes, N. Y.; express train ran into a trolley car

Ayoung soldiers@

killed riding on train Alast week@ at Westbury, by falling against a post; one was claimed by relatives from New Jersey; the other was unclaimed and was interred at the Catholic cemetery, Westbury; was Athought that perhaps he had enlisted under a fictitious name@; Westbury item,10 September 1898 paper

Aforty-two passengers and fifty-three of the crew@

drowned 14 October 1898 off the coast of England; steamer Mohegan ran into a rocky ledge and sank

Atwo lives were lost@

d. 23 November 1898 at San FranciscoCalifornia; fire at Baldwin Hotel, Aone of the principal structures in San Francisco ... destroyed ... entailing a loss of $1,500,000@

Aconductor killed@

d28 November 1898 at Queens; L. I. R. R. locomotive Aentirely ruined in a collision with a heavy [snow] drift,@ following a blizzard which struck Long Island on 26-27 November 1898; see3 December 1898 paper for details of blizzard and its damage

Aher captain went down with her@

drowned 27 November 1898 off Oldfield Light [Town of Brookhaven]; schooner Hard Chance of Salem, Massachusetts, went ashore during blizzard and Ais a total wreck@; 3 December 1898 paper for details 

Aabout  fifty lives lost@

in and around BostonMassachusetts, during the blizzard of 26-27 November 1898; 3 December 1898 paper for details

A120 passengers and crew@

wreck of the Portland, which ran between Boston and Portland, Maine, off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during blizzard of 26-27 November 1898; Aold mariners cannot understand why her captain did not put in at Gloucester harbor [Massachusetts] when he saw the storm brewing@; 3 December 1898 paper for details

Aan old employee of Roland Robbins@

                   d6 December 1898; suddenly; Woodbury item

Aa crew of eighteen men@

steamer Pendagoet, running between New York City and Bangor, Maine, Ahas not been heard from, and no doubt all on board were lost@ in the blizzard of 27 November 1898; Capt. DeWitt Barrett of Cold Spring was supposed to be pilot of the steamer, but due to an accident in which he lost his thumb, he remained at home and missed this run of the steamer

Afour were killed@

d13 December 1898 at New York CityAan immense gas tank at Twenty and Twenty-first streets .... Collapsed ... with the result that a devastating flood was let loose@

Athirteen were killed outright and one died shortly after@

d9 January 1899 at LincolnNew Jersey; two trains of the Lehigh Valley road Arushing at a high rate of speed crashed into each other@; both trains had been re-routed around a freight train onto the same track; an additional 30 people were seriously injured

Aloss of life to probably 40 persons@

d17 March 1899 at New York City; fire at Windsor Hotel; Amany killed by jumping from windows@

Aman in Bridgeport@

shot Alast week@ by Antonio Silvestre, Aan Italian murderer,@ who Amade his escape and has been traced to Port Jefferson, St. James and Smithtown. A reward of $200 has been offered for his capture dead or alive.@Smithtown item, 8 April 1899 paper

Aman in Boston@

killed Athree weeks ago@ by Antonio Silvestre, Aan Italian murderer,@ who escaped to Long IslandSmithtown item, 8 April 1899 paper

Asix servants@

d7 April 1899 at New York City; killed in fire due to a gas explosion at the home of Wallace C. Andrews


d7 April 1899 at New York City; killed in house fire caused by sparks from the fire at the home of Wallace C. Andrews

Athree people were killed@

                   26 April 1899 by a tornado in Iowa

Abetween fifty and sixty@ killed

                   27 April 1899 by a tornado at KirksvilleMissouri

Athirty-seven people are reported killed@

                   27 April 1899 by a tornado at NewtownMissouri

Adeath of twenty-eight people@

12 May 1899 at ExeterPennsylvania; train accident of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad                                   

Aa number of people@

killed at ClevelandOhio, by strikers who blew up railroad cars with dynamite and nitro-glycerin, killing and injuring the people riding on the train; 29 July 1899 paper

Atwo houses blown up@

Athis week@ in Texas; a Abarbarous negro@ used dynamite to blow up two houses, killing the residents; 29 July 1899 paper

Atwenty-nine persons were killed@

killed 6 August 1899 at OronoquaConnecticutAfrightful trolley accident... six miles north of Bridgeport .... the car .... left the rails and crashing through the light guards at the side of the bridge, went down .... fifty feet below, turning a somersault in its descent@

Adrowning of twenty people@

drowned 6 August 1899 at Bar HarborMaine; gang plank of Mount Desert Ferry gave way and broke

Atwo thousand people were killed@

Alast week@ in Porto Rico; tornado swept over the island; Amore than one hundred thousand people are destitute, without homes, food or clothing, and with no way of helping themselves@; 19 August 1899 paper

Afour sisters lost their lives@

                   fire at a convent and orphanage at Sparkill, N. Y.; 2 September 1899 paper

Aa 5 year old child@

killed by a stray bullet at Idlewild Grove; Nassau County grand jury indicted Josephine Gibbons, owner of the Grove, Joseph O=Connor, manager of the shooting gallery and Theodore Heineman of New York City, who did the actual shooting, all for manslaughter in the second degree; plea ofAnot guilty@ entered by all three; 21 October 1899 paper

Atwo have already died@

d21 October 1899Abrushed off@Brooklyn Elevated Road at Myrtle AvenueBrooklyn, while walking from a stalled train

Aa dozen or more lives@

steamer Nutmeg State of the Bridgeport Line burned on Long Island Sound on 14 October 1899; Aburned to the water=s edge, the charred hulk now lying near Prospect Point, about two miles below the village of Glen Cove@; about 50 passengers were on board at time of the fire; they were saved by use of life boats; steamer City of Lawrence picked up many survivors; editorial on fire safety on ships in 28 October 1899 paper

Aformer parishoner@

ARev. Mr. Nash [of Cold Spring M. E. Church] was called to Jamesport on Wednesday to preach the funeral sermon@; Cold Spring item; loose sheet in November 1899 papers

Aan Italian woman@

d30 December 1899 at Port Eaton; suddenly; Awife of one of the laborers employed at the Port Eaton gravel works@

Aman burned in building at St. James@

                   d7 January 1900 at St. James; coroner ruled Adeath by suffocation@

ASwedish woman@

d15 January 1900 at Glen CoveAvery suddenly@ had been skating the day before; an employee of J. Roger Maxwell

Abody of an unknown man@

                   washed ashore 11 April 1900 at Fire Island

Abody of an unknown man@

found in Oyster Bay Harbor Alast week@AIt is supposed that it was the body of the Italian who drowned in our harbor [Oyster Bay] last February and that it was brought to the surface by the passing of the steam dredge that has been at work@; 4 May 1900 paper

Aa native of Newfoundland@

fell overboard and drowned off Fire Island; an employee of Capt. Willard Clock of Islip15 June 1900 paper

Amissionaries and other foreigners have been killed@

AThe Chinese Rebellion@ 15 June 1900 paper; AThe Conflict in China@29 June 1900 paper; AThe Chinese Rebellion@ 13 July 1900 paper; AThe Chinese Rebellion@ 20 July 1900 paper; AThe Chinese Situation@ 17 August 1900 paper

AJapanese butler@

drowned 28 July 1900 at Bayville while bathing in Long Island Sound; butler employed by Mr. Walker of Bayville

Asuperintendent of a large dye factory in Paterson [N. J.]@

murdered by a member of the PatersonAgang of anarchists@; the murderer was originally chosen to kill the King of Italy, but he chose to kill the dye factory superintendent instead; 3 August 1900 paper

Adrowned man@

found 27 August 1900 by a party of young people on a beach near Locust Valley; had been in the water Aseveral days@; an address in ProvidenceRhode Island, was found on the body   

Aappalling loss of life and property in Texas@

hurricane on 8 September 1900 hit Galveston and other communities in Texas; Ahas horrified the whole country@Ait is now estimated by the state authorities that over 5,000 lives were lost and $15,000,000 worth of property was destroyed by this, one of the most appalling calamities of modern times@; two long articles in 14 September 1900 paper

Aunknown man@

d22 September 1900 at Mineola; hit by L. I. R. R. train and Aliterally cut to pieces@Athe engineer of the train said it was a case of suicide@

Aforty souls@

steamer City of Monticello foundered and sunk 10 November 1900 in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia, while on a voyage from St. JohnNew Brunswick, to YarmouthNova Scotia; only 5 survived the sinking

AEnglish Tom@

d4 April 1891 between Hicksville and Westbury; hit by railroad train and was Ahorribly mangled@;had worked for Oliver Carll in Greenlawn; see account in Westbury column 11 April 1891 paper

Afather of Mrs. J. W. Fehleisen@

funeral in Sullivan County, New York; Avery sick for some weeks@; Farmingdale item, 3 October 1896 paper

Afather of Mrs. Mary Davis@                         93 years

d. 13 February 1897 at Forest City, Pennsylvania; father of eight children Aall of whom are alive to-day@; grandfather of 40; great-grandfather of 22; Aa devout Christian since he was 27 years of age@; Hicksville item

Afather of Mrs. Charles Sayres@

d. at Smithville South; survived by unnamed widow and a Alarge family of children@; Farmingdale item; 27 March 1897 paper

Abrother-in-law of Mrs. Oliver Hartt@

                   death reported 17 April 1897 paper; Northport item

Amother of Mrs. Rev. Lincoln H. Caswell@

d. at Riverside, California; telegram announcing her death received on 13 April 1898; mother-in-law of Rev. Lincoln H. Caswell, pastor of the M. E. Church, Glen Cove

Amother of Mrs. Rev. C. A. Knesal@

family called Aout of town@ on 22 May 1898 because of Mrs. Knesal=s mother=s death; mother-in-law of Rev. Knesal, pastor of the M. E. Church, Northport

Aa son of Mrs. Peter Hendrickson@

                   d. 1 December 1898; Hicksville item

Adaughter of Thomas Tilden@

death reported 25 March 1899 paper, Fair Ground item; survived by unnamed husband and several children

Acousin of Elisha Kissam@

                   funeral 16 April 1899 at Brooklyn; Greenlawn item 

Acousin of Rev. Samuel H. Seem@

Rev. Seem called to BangorPennsylvania on 24 April 1899 upon death of his cousin

Afather of Mrs. Turney@

d. Atwo weeks ago@; interment at Johnstown, N. Y.; father of Mrs. Turney, wife of the L. I. R. R. station agent at Hicksville; 8 July 1899 paper

Amother of May Underhill@

died one day before her her daughter Mrs. Underhill died; 9 December 1899 paper

Auncle of Kate H. Bailey@

Kate H. Bailey of Southampton, formerly of Huntington, inherited a large sum of money Aby the death of an uncle in the South@; 5 January 1900 paper

Adaughter of Hagar Conklin@ *

funeral 29 January 1900 at A. M. E. Church, Oyster Bay; interment at Pine Hollow; Aa colored woman,@ formerly a resident of Oyster Bay

Aaunt of Emma C. Scoville@

d. at Syracuse, N. Y.; aunt of Emma C. Scoville, a teacher at Huntington High School2 February 1900 paper

Asister of Dr. Charles W. Tomlinson@

d. at Newark, New Jersey; Afirst of the week@; 2 March 1900 paper; Dr. Tomlinson is pastor of the Universalist Church, Huntington

Ayoungest sister of Mrs. Prof. Woodward@

                   d. 26 May 1900; sudden death; Mrs. Prof. Woodward is a resident of Hicksville

[ ]ERTON Agnes                                         9mos 16 days

                   d. 3 July 1891 at Hicksville; interment at Westbury

[ ]LL Mrs. John

                   death reported 8 October 1892 paper; Centreport item

[ ] ON Jesse K.

funeral 15 December 1895 at Huntington; interment at Huntington; folded page 21 December 1895 paper