|Death: ||May 31, 1889|
Miss Mary Amps was just 11 years old on 5/31/1889; the day that the infamous Johnstown, PA flood took the lives of 2,209 people.
Nothing is known of Mary except that she was in Cambria that day, trying to avoid the flooding that often plagued the valley that was the home of Johnstown and surrounding communities.
But this day would be different. Fourteen miles away, a dam dissolved, pushing torrents of water down the valley along with everything in its path. People and animals were swept along with their homes, mixing with freight trains and bridges, all speeding toward Cambria and Mary.
Mary must have heard the horrible, deafening sound before the massive wall of water and debris hit her. Her body was never recovered.
Note: Info taken from www.jaha.org, quoting The Johnstown Tribune 7/31/1890, list of victims.
Birth year calculated from age at death.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Missing in flood.
Created by: Git 'Er Dug
Record added: Jul 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114238463