Amanda B Cox was born 6 August 1840
in , Maine, USA.
Amanda B Cox
was the child of
She married Hilliard Page Damon
11 March 1874
in St Albans, Maine, USA
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
Hilliard Page Damon
was born 25 March 1854
in Charleston, Maine, USA
He died 1938
in , Maine, USA
Amanda B Cox died 5 January 1904
in Farmington, Maine, USA.
Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907 groom's name: Hilliard P. Damon groom's birth date: groom's birthplace: groom's age: bride's name: Amanda B. Cox bride's birth date: bride's birthplace: bride's age: marriage date: 11 Mar 1874 marriage place: St Albans, Somerset, Maine groom's father's name: groom's mother's name: bride's father's name: bride's mother's name: groom's race: groom's marital status: groom's previous wife's name: bride's race: bride's marital status: bride's previous husband's name: indexing project (batch) number: I00654-2 system origin: Maine-EASy source film number: 12062 reference number:
Libelant: Amanda B. Damon Libelee: Hilliard P. Damon Date of Divorce: 1891 County Where Divorced: Androscoggin Notes: Divorce case heard Apr. term, 1891. Source: Maine Supreme Judicial Court Records (Androscoggin Co.), 25/ 399 (docket no. 248) Source citation: "Maine Divorces, 1799-1903," database, Maine Genealogy (www.mainegenealogy.net/ individual_divorce_record.asp?id=15890 : accessed 6 September 2012), entry for Amanda B. Damon & Hilliard P. Damon, 1891, citing Maine Divorce Index, Maine State Archives.
1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park. March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1874 Marriage / Partner Amanda B Cox and Hilliard Page Damon 11 March 1874, St Albans, Maine, USA
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875 United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...
1879 Birth of Child Charles Ethelbert Damon was born 05 December 1879, St Albans, Maine, USA
1880 Palmyra, Somerset, Maine Name: Amanda B. Daman Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1846 Birthplace: Maine Home in 1880: Palmyra, Somerset, Maine Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital status: Married Spouse's Name: Hilliard P. Daman Father's Birthplace: Maine Mother's...Read MORE...
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...
1904 Death name: Amanda B Damon event type: Death event date: 05 Jan 1904 event place: Farmington,,Maine gender: Female age: 63 estimated birth year: 1841 father: Ezra Cox mother: Mary R Fisher spouse: Hilliard P Damon spouse's father: Damon spouse's mother: film number: 9925 dgs...Read MORE...
House in Which Farmington Normal Girls Boarded Badly Damaged.
A Domestic, Mrs. Amanda Damon, Loses Her Life by Suffocation.
Girls Fled from Burning Building in Night Clothes - No One Injured.
TWO DEATHS IN MAINE FIRES. FARMINGTON, Me., Jan 5. - A defective chimney in a boarding house used as a dormitory by women students of the State Normal school caused a fire which cost a life and badly damaged the building early to-day.
Mrs. Amanda Damon, a native of Lewiston, was suffocated.
The other occupants fled from the building, scantily clad and were not injured.
Mrs. Damon was employed as a domestic. The damage to the building is placed at $3000.
FURTHER PARTICULARS. FARMINGTON, Me., Jan. 5 (Special).– Fire broke out at about 2.30 A. M. today in the Cameron House on South street. The inmates were aroused by a dense smoke which penetrated to every corner of the house. It was soon discovered that the house was on fire, the rear being a mass of flames. The fire caught about the chimney.
An alarm was sounded and the department responded promptly.
The dense smoke made it the hardest kind of a fire to fight. The fire was between the partitions and the smoke nearly suffocated the firemen.
It was supposed everyone was out of the building, but suddenly it was discovered that Mrs. Damon, a domestic, was missing and the firemen returned into the burning building and with greatest difficulty reached Mrs. Damon's room. Mrs. Damon was found prostrate on the bed in an unconscious condition.
The firemen succeeded in getting her to the window. This was no easy task, as Mrs. Damon weighs 225 pounds and the firemen were nearly suffocated. Help was quickly at hand as soon as they reached the window and Mrs. Damon was taken down the ladder.
The firemen who heroically risked their own lives, to save hers, collapsed completely on reaching the ground.
A physician was at once summoned, but before he reached the house where Mrs. Damon had been taken, she was dead. The firemen soon recovered.
The house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, their son Freeman, Mrs. Damon and three or four Normal school girls. There was no panic and no one was hurt. Mrs. Damon's death was due to suffocation.
Everything was very quiet about the scene of the fire. People living but three doors away knew nothing of it till this morning they saw the ruins.
Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine, January 5, 1904
DAMON Amanda B COX Amanda B., Aug. 6, 1840 - March 5, 1904 “At rest, sister” [D/C: Amanda B Damon d 5 Jan 1904 Farmington age 63,4,30, div from Hilliard R Damon. housekeeper, suffocation by fire. born Parkman to Ezra Cox farmer b Sumner & Mary R Fisher b Livermore]
Row/Lot 11 Stone 2 Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery Cambridge, Somerset Co, Maine
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