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Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Obituaries, 1860-1864
New York, NY

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1860-1864 Obituaries from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in New York, New York County New York.

HAYNE, Charles, Obituary

Sudden deaths are alarmingly common. Not a day passes but we have to chronicle the frail tenure on which we hold life. Mr. Charles Hayne, the Ferry master of Hamilton Ferry, Brooklyn, dropped dead as he was tying his cravat in his residence at Gowanus. He had promised to take his wife to a ball, and had rather hurried in going home to his house. He was a Mason of long standing. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), March 30, 1861]

KANE, Daniel, Obituary

A fatal accident occurred last week at the Brooklyn Armory. A member of the Twenty-eighth Regiment was sitting on the window-sill in the third story; having had but little rest the night previous, he fell asleep and tumbled down upon the sidewalk. The force of the fall was so great that he was literally dashed to pieces. The body was taken to the Dispensary, where an inquest was held by Coroner Horton. The name of the deceased is supposed to be Daniel Kane, a member of Company C. He was about five feet seven inches in height, dark hair and dark complexion, one joint missing from the more finger of the right hand. A badge on his coat bore the words, "Constitution and the Union." The body was taken to the dead-house for recognition. A verdi ct of accidental death was rendered. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), May 18, 1861]

NORTON, Frank, Obituary

Col. Frank Norton, of the 123d New York, who was shot in the abdomen at Chancellorsville, died in Washington on Tuesday, the 12th of May. His body was embalmed and sent to his home at Union Village, Washington county, New York. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), May 30, 1863.]

RUSSELL, D. A., Obituary

Brig. Gen. D. A. Russell, whose lamented death it is our mournful duty to record, was a gallant soldier and an accomplished gentleman. He was a native of Washington county, New York. Entering the West Point Military Academy at an early age, he graduated in July, 1845. Ten years of his subsequent life were devoted to operations on the Pacific coast. He was a Captain in the 4th Regular Infantry. When the war broke out he was chosen Colonel of the 7th Mass. regiment. He led the regiment with honor through the memorable campaign on the Peninsula, under Gen. McClellan. For distinguished services in the battle of Williamsburg he was appointed Brevet-Major in the regular army; passing through the battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, he was soon made a full Major in the 8th Infantry, and subsequently appointed Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the regular army for general good conduct during the whole campaign. In November of the same year (1862) he received his appointment as Brigadier-General of Volunteers, which was confirmed in the month of March of the following year. He commanded his brigade on the left of the line at Fredericksburg in December, 1862; at Salem Heights in May, 1863; in the expedition to Beverly and Kelly's fords in the following June, and at Gettysburg in July. He presented to the War Department the colors which his brigade had captured on the Rappahannock. The General was highly complimented for his gallant conduct and important services while in command of his brigade, and was soon after entrusted with the command of a division. He took command of the 1st division of the 6th corps in November, 1863, and, with the exception of a short time, when he had charge of the 3d division, he conducted the 1st division through the sanguinary scenes of this wonderful campaign, from the battles in the Wilderness through the fights at Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor and near Petersburg, down to the recent important victory in the Shenandoah valley, where the fatal force of a cannon ball closed his grand career. Gen. Russell was a man of noble stature and pleasing manners. At the time of his death he was about 40 years of age. His loss will be deeply felt by his companions in arms as well as by the country at large. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), October 15, 1864]

TRAINOR, Ann, Obituary

Ann Trainor, who was so seriously injured in the Orange street fire, Brooklyn, died at the hospital on the 16th. There were evidences of improvement the evening previous, but during the night she failed rapidly, and breathed her last about nine o'clock the following day. Coroner Horton held an inquest upon the body. The verdict of the jury was that she died from congestion of the lungs, caused by inhaling smoke. The funeral took place yesterday from her Father's residence. A large concourse followed the body to its last resting place. The room-mate of the deceased, Miss Susan Ann Wilson, it will be remembered, was killed by jumping out of the fifth storey window. The engineer of the hoop-skirt factory, Mr. Geo. Albrecht, who was arrested on suspicion of causing the fire, was discharged by the coroner, there being nothing whatever upon which such a charge could be based. It was a most cruel and needless arrest, there not being the slightest shade of suspicion against him. It seems very clear until we have Mackenzie's Fire-Escape fitted upon every tenement-house there can be no security for life. ["Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), March 30, 1861]

WILSON, Judge, Obituary

Judge Wilson, long a resident of Albany, died in Chicago on the 11th. [Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (New York, NY), May 30, 1863]