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Thomas J Givnan
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1890
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1918
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

On November 1, 1918, the worst transit disaster in New York City history occurred just outside Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The wooden cars of the Brighton Beach line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (B.R.T.) company left the tracks, crashing inside the tunnel beneath the busy intersection where Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Malbone Street met [Google map]. The Malbone Street Wreck killed nearly 100 people and injured more than 250. Criminal trials and lawsuits arising from the accident dragged on for years, contributing to the bankruptcy of the BRT. The name "Malbone Street" became associated with the disaster; it's known today as Empire Boulevard.

Thomas Givnan was killed in the Malbone Street wreck, leaving his wife Jennie (Flynn) Givnan, and infant daughter Florence Givnan. 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: Sarah Morris
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64179968
Thomas J Givnan
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