Author Topic: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY  (Read 1007 times)

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 12:08 GMT (UK) »
There are some newspaper articles that seem to be about this family.

1894 - Simon Hickey, laborer, age 50, was injured in Yonkers -
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyh/

In 1899, Simon Hickey, RR flagman, was found unconscious and taken to the hospital - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyg/

1900 - Simon Hickey, gate man, was on parole for a death when a man was crossing the railroad - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyi/

A more detailed article about the death on the tracks - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyj/

1912 - Simon Hickey, age 45, construction worker, killed after being hit by a train - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyk/

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 12:22 GMT (UK) »
This article appears to mention Mary Hickey Carroll's husband dying in an automobile accident in 1932 - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyl/

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Yonkers did have horse racing in that era, so maybe someone got confused about the location in retelling the story - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonkers_Raceway_%26_Empire_City_Casino

There are some Hickeys, including a Simon, on the naturalization index in Westchester Co. - https://archives.westchestergov.com/browse-all-online-indexes-main/naturalizations-index



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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 13:26 GMT (UK) »
Brooklyn City Directories for 1885, 1886, 1887
no Simon Hickey

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 13:59 GMT (UK) »
The 1905 New York state census has Anna McCormack, daughter Mary McCormack, and brother Simon Hicky at 258 New Main, Yonkers, but I don't see Simon the father.  The census date was June 1st, so maybe Simon had died before then. 

There is a New York state death index online, but unfortunately Yonkers was one of a few cities in NY to hold its own vital records until 1914.  If the death occurred in Yonkers, it wouldn't be on that index.  There is a Simon Hickey who died in 1906 in Lima on that index, but it looks like he was a different guy.

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 14:18 GMT (UK) »
There is a Simon Hickey who died in 1906 in Lima on that index, but it looks like he was a different guy.
findagrave said the man who died in Lima NY was born in the 1820's.

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 17:04 GMT (UK) »
There's an announcement of the marriage of the son of Mary & Harry T. Carroll with a picture here - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyq/

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Letters of administration for the estate of Simon Hickey were given to Thomas Hickey in Oct. 1912 - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyr/

There are various entries in the Supreme Court calendar from 1903-1904 for a case entitled Hickey vs. Yonkers R.R., such as this one - http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oys/  Not sure if it's one of your Hickeys or not.

This article about the younger Simon's death says his body was taken to the home of his sister-in-law Mrs. Patrick Hickey at 14 Centre Street, Yonkers, where he lived.  http://www.rootschat.com/links/01oyt/

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Re: Simon Hickey, Saratoga, NY
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 29 January 20 18:48 GMT (UK) »
This is amazing!

I remember my cousins told me that a son and his father had been hit by cars or trains. So this definitely lines up with what I have been told!

I am SO grateful and in awe that so many of you would take time out of your days to help me. I am truly humbled. Thank you so very much!
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