|Death: ||Jan., 1882|
30 January 1882
MR. ALEXANDER HOLLEY.
Mr. Alexander Lyman HOLLEY, who had been ill for more than a year,died of peritonitis last evening at his residence, 89 Jeralemon Street. He was one of the leading metallurgical engineers of this country, and at the
time of his death was receiving a large salary as consulting engineer of the Associated Bessemer Steel Manufacturers in the United States. Mr.HOLLEY was born in Lakeville, Conn, in the year 1832, where his father,
ex-.Govenor A. H. HOLLEY, still resides. During the period from 1855 to 1860 Mr. HOLLEY published several important works. Among the most notable were a treatise on "Railway Economy" and "Reports on European Railways." He was assisted in the last named work by the late Zirah COLBURN. he was engaged as consulting engineer in the construction of the Sevens Battery. In 1864 he published a treatise on "Ordinance and Armor " which has since been recognized as a standard authority. Through the efforts of Mr. HOLLEY the patents in the United States for the Bessemer process of manufacturing steel were secured in 1864 for an association in this country, and in 1865 the first Bessemer works in the United States were built under his supervision in Troy, NY. from that time until his death Mr. HOLLEY continued to be the foremost American expert in that line. He was made President of the Institute of Mining Engineers in 1875, and was one of the founders and most enthusiastic supporters of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Mr. HOLLEY'S wife and two daughters arrived from Europe yesterday on the Germanic, but death had taken place before they reached the bedside.
Funeral of Alexander Lyman HOLLY
The funeral services over the remains of Alexander Lyman HOLLY, the celebrated mechanical engineer, who died at his residence, No. ?9 (best guess: 29) Joralemon street, last Sunday, took place at eleven o'clock this morning. At noon public services were held at the Plymouth Church, where Dr.
BEECHER officiated. Many prominent engineers and scientists from New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis were present. The services consisted of an address by Dr. BEECHER and music by the Dudley Buck quartet, which sang "Integer Vitae" (?) to English words. Mr. WERRENRATH, the tenor of Plymouth Church, sang a solo, "Lovely Night", to the words of a farewell
written for the occasion. The body of the deceased was afterward buried in a private family lot in Greenwood Cemetery.
The following were the pallbearers.
John FRITZ, Superintendent Bethlehem Iron Company
Charles MACDONALD, President Delaware Bridge Company
Wm. METCALF, President Institute of Mining Engineers
Thomas M. DROWN, Secretary Institute of Mining Engineers
John BOGART, Secretary of the Society of Civil Engineers
Eckley B. CEXE, ex-President of the Institute of Mining Engineers
Chester GRISWOLD, Rensselaer Iron and Steel Company
Lenox SMITH, Cambria Iron Company
Prof. Thomas EGLESTON, Columbia College School of Mines
Prof. G.W. MAYNARD, formerly of the Rensselaer Institute
J.C. BAYLES, editor of the Iron Age
R.W. RAYMOND, editor of the Engineering and Mining Journal
Alexander Hamilton Holley (1804 - 1887)
Jane M Lyman Holley (1808 - 1832)
Mary H. Slade Bunker (1839 - 1891)*
Gertrude Meredith Holley Randall (1862 - 1942)*
Alice Holley (1869 - 1873)*
William Ralston Holley**
John Milton Holley**
George W Holley (____ - 1846)*
Alexander Lyman Holley (1832 - 1882)
John Coffing Holley (1837 - 1865)**
Maria Coffing Holley Rudd (1842 - 1914)**
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Judi Braddick
Record added: Aug 28, 2007
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