flag   Amanda B  COX

  (b. 6 August 1840 Maine, USA   d. 5 January 1904 Farmington, Maine, USA )  
Cause of Death: died in fire

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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. They divorced. Hilliard Page DAMON  was born 25 March 1854 in Charleston, Maine, USA.  He died abt. 1938 in Maine, USA. 

Amanda B COX died 5 January 1904 in Farmington, Maine, USA.

born in Parkman, Piscataquis, Maine, USA

daughter of Ezra Cox and Mary R Fisher

NOTE: Jessie Cobb stayed at her house the night before she was murdered

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Amanda B COX married flag  Hilliard Page DAMON-- Date: 11 March 1874 Place: St Albans, Maine, USA

Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907
groom's name: Hilliard P. Damon
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bride's name: Amanda B. Cox
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marriage date: 11 Mar 1874
marriage place: St Albans, Somerset, Maine
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indexing project (batch) number: I00654-2
system origin: Maine-EASy
source film number: 12062
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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.


flag  Charles Ethelbert DAMON (b.5 December 1879, St Albans, Maine, USA  d. 2 June 1942, Santa Clara, California, USA)
m. Florence May HUBBACK 19 July 1909

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Amanda B COX
Grave Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery Cambridge, Somerset Co, Maine
6 August 1840
, Maine, USA

USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.

USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.

USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 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).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.

1874 Marriage / Partner
Amanda B COX and Hilliard Page DAMON 11 March 1874, St Albans, Maine, USA
1879 Birth of Child
Charles Ethelbert DAMON was born 5 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 Birthplace: Maine
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House

Household Members:
Name Age
Hilliard P. Daman 27
Amanda B. Daman 34
Charles E....

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 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.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

USA 1894 - Pullman strike

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1900 - Lewiston, Maine

name: Amanda Damon
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residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Aug 1849
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
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father's birthplace: Maine
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mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Amanda...

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 number: 4544437
image number: 02335

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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.

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.

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

Amanda is buried at:
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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