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flag   Amanda B  COX

  (b. 6 August 1840, Maine, USA   d. 5 January 1904Farmington, Maine, USA )  
Cause of Death: died in fire
Summary: 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 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 ( 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
Amanda B COX
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1900 - Lewiston, Maine
name: Amanda Damon
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residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
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1904 Death
name: Amanda B Damon
event type: Death
event date: 05 Jan 1904
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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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