New York, NY Steamboat SEAWANHAKA Disaster, Jun 1880
The funeral of Abram P. Skidmore, one of the victims of the disaster, took place yesterday from the Rev. Dr. Conkling's Presbyterian church, at Madison-avenue and Twenty-ninth-street. In the absence of Dr. Conkling, Chancellor Howard Crosby officiated. There was a large attendance. Mr. Skidmore having been an exceptionally popular and upright man, and having had many devoted friends. Mrs. Skidmore, mother of the deceased man, and his brother, Henry, were the chief mourners. Among the others were Henry A. Peek and family, William A. Peck and family, George L. Schuyler, James R. Davies, William S. Dilke, William A. Truesdell and Michael and Thomas Kane. The interment was in Flushing. Mr. Skidmore was born at the old Skidmore homestead, at Great Neck, Long Island, and much of his life was spent in the fertilizing business. He accumulated a fortune, and while in this City lived in the Coleman House. He was a member of the firm of Messrs. Peck & Skidmore. Many of his friends including the masters of several vessels owned by the firm, followed his remains to the grave in Flushing.
The remains of David De Bevoise were buried yesterday afternoon from his late residence, No. 392 Pacific-street, Brooklyn. In the morning funeral services were held over the remains of Julius Frank, late of Whitestone, Long Island, at W. Fernbacher's Son's factory, at No. 329 Bowery. The funeral of May E. Gray, aged 7, took place from the residence of her parents, No.934 Eighth-avenue. The body of John McEwen was buried from his late residence, No. 441 West Twenty-sixth-street. The following funerals of victims are to take place to-day: Susan E. Colton, from No. 1.350 Pacific-street, Brooklyn; the Rev. Jacob W. Diller, from St. Luke's Church. Clinton-avenue, Brooklyn; Mary A. Flynn, from the residence of her father, No. 2.249 Second-avenue; James H. Skidmore, son of Gen. J. H. Skidmore, from Christ Church, Manhassett, Long Island.
Mrs. D. Missner, of Elmwood, Long Island, and Lewis Scudder, of No. 345 Kent-avenue, Brooklyn, who were reported in yesterday's TIMES as among the missing, have reached their homes in safety.
The name of the Rev. Treadwell Waldon has hitherto appeared in the lists of the missing. A communication from a trustworthy source was received at THE TIMES office last evening saying that Mr. Walden arrived safely at his home, in Whitestone, Long Island, last Monday night. Why he has not announced his escape does not appear.
The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jul 1880
DILLER.-----Suddenly, on Monday afternoon, at the burning of the Seawanhaka, the Rev. Jacob William Diller, D. D., the Rector Emeritus, and for 39 years Rector of St. Luke's Church, Brooklyn, Kings County, N. Y.
According to a desire of deceased, the Holy Communion will be celebrated at the church on Clinton-av., on Friday morning, 2d inst., at 10:30, at which all his former and late parishioners are invited to participate. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock of same day at same place. The reverend the clergy are requested to bring their surplices and meet in the robing-room of the church.
The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jul 1880
The body of a man supposed to be that of John Wright, of Glen Cove, Long Island, was found yesterday near Hell Gate. It will be brought to the New York Morgue to-day. That was the only body recovered from the wreck yesterday. The record of the dead is thus 42. The work of tearing the wreck away will be begun to-day whether or not Superintendent Kirk, of the Seawanhaka arrives at the scene.
The funeral of Mordecai Manuel Noah Smith, whose body was recovered on Saturday, will take place to-morrow afternoon, from the residence of a brother-in-law, No. 131 Prospect-place, Brooklyn.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1880
John Bush, the boatman, of One Hundred and Seventeenth-street, who rescued 23 persons from the burning Seawanhaka, was so severely burned and scalded in his heroic efforts that he is confined to his house by his injuries. He has a family dependent upon him and is in destitute circumstances. Subscriptions for his relief may be sent to the Treasurer of the Eastern Boulevard Club, Mr. William H. Johnson, at the Washington Market.
The New York Times, New York, NY 8 Jul 1880
At the Lee-Avenue Baptist Church, yesterday morning, the Rev. Hyatt Smith preached the funeral sermon of the late Chauncey Hawkins, one of the Trustees of the Lee-Avenue Church, who was lost on the Seawanhaka. The Pastor took for his subject, "The Voices of God's Providence in the Destruction of the Seawanhaka." Mr. Hawkins was a man of middle age. His wife and child were recovered quickly, but his body was not found for some time after the disaster. His funeral took place last Sunday afternoon.
The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jul 1880
Miss Diller, one of the passengers on the Seawanhaka, died of her injuries, last night, on Randall's Island.
The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Jul 1880