New York, NY Steamboat SEAWANHAKA Disaster, Jun 1880
The body of a woman who was not identified, was picked up by a Government tug, and was taken to Astoria. The body of Hilard R. Hulburd, of Great Neck, Long Island, was secured by Patrick Doran, a diver, off Ward's Island. The body was identified by his brother, L. P. Hulburd. When last seen alive, Hilard R. Hulburd was making heroic efforts to save his niece, Miss Lena Bronfield, from drowning. Mr. Hulburd was 52 years of age, and was born in Ohio. In 1855 he was Registrar of the Ohio Bank. He was Deputy Controller of the Currency under Secretary McCulloch and Controller Freeman Clark. When the latter resigned his position Mr. Hulburd became Controller of the Currency. When discovered he wore a dark business suit and gaiters, and a pair of gold spectacles. The body of Daniel Moore was found at the foot of One Hundred and Thirtieth-street early yesterday morning. He was a 'longshoreman, bound for Glen Cove in search of employment. The body of the colored infant, Jennie Jones, was found off the Government works at Hunter's Point, and was taken to the Morgue, where it was claimed by its mother, who fainted four times while in the Morgue. The body of a man was found at the foot of Ninety-sixth-street. A Key-check in his pocket bore the name of "Marks Lazeras, Cohoes, N.Y." The body is in the Morgue. Charles Farwell, of Avenue A., between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, fished up a set of false teeth at the wreck, and left them at the Morgue. A body, supposed to be that of John Wright, of Glen Cove Dock, was also recovered yesterday, and is in the Morgue awaiting identification. The remains of two more victims were picked up during the day on the river front of Brooklyn, one at Pinton's and the other at Martin's stores. The first was identified by his brother as that of Horatio W. Mills, of Smithtown, Long Island, and the second was identified as Horace Schriener, of No. 51 Cambridge-place. The remains were removed of burial early in the afternoon by relatives of the deceased.
The body of Edward Wescott, of Manhassett, Long Island, was yesterday taken from the New York Morgue to Manhassett. The body of a woman supposed to have been a passenger in the Seawanhaka was found off Bennett's Point. She was about 25 years of age, and was attired in black. She wore two plain gold rings and a diamond ring.
William Nichols, of Sea Cliff; Mrs. D. Meissner, Mrs. Thorp, and Mrs. Annie Simonson, of Glenwood, who have been mentioned as among the missing passengers of the Seawanhaka, have been found uninjured and at home. Mrs. Lane and sister, of Glen Cove, who have been reported as missing are safe at home. They were passengers on the Seawanhaka. Louis Green, of Norwalk, also in the list of missing, has returned to his home in good health.
The funeral of the late Rev. Dr. Diller, a victim of the disaster, took place yesterday afternoon from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, of which the deceased was Pastor Emeritus: Bishop Littlejohn delivered the funeral oration, and the remains were taken to Mount Olivet Cemetery for interment. The services were attended by the most prominent clergymen in the diocese and by a number of distinguished citizens of New-York.
Keeper White, of the New-York Morgue, was yesterday notified that Mary Schneider, aged 19 and living at Canarise, Long Island, was among the Seawanhaka's passengers, and that she is missing.
The following advertisement appeared in a morning newspaper yesterday:
"Will the lady of the ill-fated steamer Seawanhaka, who secured a life-preserver on a one-armed elderly gentleman, or in any manner assisted him in escaping the terrible death with which the burning steamer threatened him, kindly drop a line, giving her address, to Duryea, 29 Park-place, New-York?"
The senior member of the firm of Messrs. Duryea & Co., starch manufacturers, whose factory is at Glen Cove, is Mr. H. V. Duryea. He has but one arm, and is 82 years of age. He was a passenger on the Seawanhaka when the fire broke out. He secured a life-preserver, but was unable to put it on when a young lady assisted him. They both fell into the water. Mr. Duryea was rescued by a small boat from the Granite State. Five persons whose names were in the list of missing in yesterday's TIMES are reported safe, and six are known, is as follows:
AUGAIGNE, Mrs. Minnie Howell, of New York.
DONOHUE, Margaret, of New York.
GAGE, P., of New York.
GRAY, Miss, of Brooklyn.
HALL, Ann, of Bayville, Long Island. HAWKINS, Chauncey, of New York.
McCONVILLE, ----, of New York. MICHAELS, William, of Sea Cliff.
PALMER, Mary, of Sea Cliff.
PETTIT, Charles, Hunter's Point.
PYRO, Mrs. Enoch, of Jersey City Heights.
REYNES, Anita, New York.
RUSSELL, Mrs. Whitestone, Long Island.
SCHNEIDER, Mary, Canarsie, Long Island.
SMITH, Montague, Great Neck, Long Island.
SMITH, Mordecai Manuel Noah, of New York.
TAYLOR, Mrs. Sarah. WAGSTAFF, Edgar, of Whitestone, Long Island.
The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Jul 1880
The hat of Mordecai Manuel Noah Smith, of New-York, was found under the port paddle-wheel of the Seawanhaka. This fact revived the hopes of friends that his body may yet be found. Persons who were searching for the remains of F. B. Banks, of Norwalk, Conn., were pleased to hear by postal card that he was safe at home. The missing ones supposed to be under the keel of the Seawanhaka are Mary Schneider, of Canarsle, Long Island; Mary Palmer, of the Sea Cliff House, and Mordecai Manuel Noah Smith. The Captain of the fishing-smack Hattie yesterday afternoon hailed Patrick Doran, the professional diver, in Flushing Bay. The Captain said that while lying to awaiting breeze, the body, and an effort was made to get it abord[sic] the vessel. The head parted from the body, and the strong tide carried it in the direction of Riker's Island.
The body of the man found at the foot of Ninety-sixth-street on Thursday, was buried at Hart's Island on the following morning. Yesterday, through an examination of the clothing, it was discovered that the remains were those of Max Lazeras, a broom-peddler, of No. 72 Mott-street. His wife identified the clothing as that belonging to her husband, and among the trinkets in the pockets was a key-check bearing the words, "Marks Lazeras, Cohoes, N. Y." The wife notified the members of a Hebrew secret society, of which her husband was a member, and a large number of his old associates visited the Morgue. Keeper White and Assistant Keeper Fogarty displayed the clothing and when all the friends of the deceased were satisfied that Lazeras was a victim of the disaster, they resolved to disinter the body from Hart's Island and accord it respectable funeral in this City. The body recovered at the wreck on Friday, and supposed to be that of John Wright, of Glen Cove, Long Island, was yesterday positively identified as the remains of Simon Meyer, a sponge-peddler, of No. 72 Mott-street. Meyer and Lazeras were together on the Seawanhaka. They are to be buried to-day from No. 72 Mott-street.
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