Elisha G. Quick

Male 1850 - 1908  (58 years)


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  • Name Elisha G. Quick 
    Born 6 Jan 1850  Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1908  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elisha was livery driver and involved in the tragic accident at dusk of February 1, 1905 when he was operating a sleigh which contained the party of prominent women of Hornell who were on the sleigh ride trip of the Universalist church when the sleigh was struck by a Shawmut train near Arkport and ten of the ladies were killed (he and three other ladies survived with serious injuries). He was later found guilty of "carelessness or very poor judgement" but the jury did not believe the facts warranted criminal prosecution. At the time of the accident he claimed he couldn't get the horses to stop with all the commotion from the ladies yelling on the sleigh and from the sleigh that had just crossed, as well as lights of the train coming.
      Ironically, there was an incident five years prior in which is wife, Fannie, escape fatal injuries when her runaway horse was killed as it ran into a passenger train, she was thrown from the sleigh.
      (Corning Journal, Wednesday, February 8, 1905; Bolivar Breeze, Thursday, February, 23, 1905; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Tuesday, March 8, 1900)

    • Elisha died tragically three years later from a fractured skull after a fall while "filling water tanks in Pullman cars and as he was hurrying along the top of the cars dragging a long hose from one tank to another, the hose broke in two and he fell headlong to the platform with tremendous force."
      (The Times, Canisteo, NY, Wednesday, September 2, 1908)
    Person ID I30371  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2021 

    Father Samuel Gilson Quick,   b. 16 Nov 1817, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1892, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah Myers,   b. ca 1822, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married Abt 1842 
    Family ID F12285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fannie Leona Curry,   b. 20 Jan 1858, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1944, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1875 
    Children 
    +1. Willam H. Quick,   b. 22 Jan 1878, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1950, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Ethelyne B. Quick,   b. Jul 1881, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1960, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Family ID F11208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1850 - Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1908 - Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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