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HELP! Grave has been located flag female ancestor  Amanda B  COX

  (b. 6 August 1840 Parkman, 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 Parkman, Maine, USA

Amanda B COX was the child of Ezra COX   and   Mary R FISHER

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Amanda B  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 Augusta, Maine, USA.  Hilliard Page died abt. 1938 in California, USA.  Hilliard Page was the child of Edwin DAMON and Sarah LOVEJOY.

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

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

Details of the family tree of Amanda appear below.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Amanda B COX


Amanda B COX married Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Hilliard Page DAMON-- Date: 11 March 1874 Place: St Albans, Maine, USA (Mormon Genealogy Records)

Hilliard Page DAMON was the child of Edwin DAMON and Sarah LOVEJOY

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 ( 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.

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birth1840 Birth
6 August 1840
Parkman, Maine, USA

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Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)

Artificial Freezer Patented (Nancy M. Johnson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
News1857 - March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War.
News1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away states
News1863 - January 1 - President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
NewsApril 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth at in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
News1870 - June 26 - Christmas becomes a Federal holiday in the United States. It was still illegal in some states.

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marriage1874 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. Daman 1

1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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News1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton
NewsJames A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 2, 1881. He died in Elberon, New Jersey, two months later on September 19, 1881. The shooting occurred less than four months into his term as president. Charles J. Guiteau was convicted of Garfield's murder and executed by hanging one year after the shooting. (wikipedia)

Farmington, Maine, USA
News1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War
1900 - Lewiston, Maine
name: Amanda Damon
titles & terms:
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Aug 1849
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace:
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Amanda Damon
gender: Female
marital status: Married
years married: 22
estimated marriage year: 1878
mother how many children: 2
number living children: 1
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0014
page: 11
sheet letter: A
family number: 265
reference number: 36
film number: 1240587
image number: 00513
Household Gender Age
Amanda Damon F
child Chas E Damon M - b. Dec 1878, age 21, cutter? in shoe shop

living at 36 Middle Street in Lewiston, Maine - renter of house - head of household
1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Farmington, Maine, USA
NewsWilliam McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, six months into his second term. He was shaking hands with the public when an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, shot him twice in the abdomen. (wikipedia)
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

'Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ,' index and images, FamilySearch ( pal:/ MM9.1.1/ VZ3R-Z2V : accessed 05 Oct 2012), Hilliard P Damon in entry for Amanda B Damon, 1904. (Mormon Genealogy Records)
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
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 ...Read MORE...

Amanda B COX - Grave Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery Cambridge, Somerset Co, Maine
Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery
Cambridge, Somerset Co, Maine
Added: 10/31/2011 1:10:46 PM - Updated: 3/22/2024 3:42:36 PM

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