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Frederick S. "Fred" Hovey
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1858
Clyde
Wayne County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Fred's body was found among those of the victims of the Park Avenue hotel fire of 1902; however, a contemporary article indicates he may not have died in the fire:

Relatives Believe Burglars Threw Body of Traveling Man Well Known Here from Window of N.Y. Hotel.

The latest facts concerning the death of the late Fred S. Hovey of Lyons who met his death in the Park Avenue hotel fire led to the report that he came to his end by foul means. Mr. Hovey was very well known in this city where he has called many times in the interests of Cottrell and Leonard garment makers of Troy.

It seems that the body of Mr. Hovey was found partially dressed. His head was smashed in. When search was made, it was found that his watch and valuables were missing, giving the impression that burglars entered his room and, finding him there, pounded him over the head with a club, and discerning that they had killed him, threw him out of the window as a shield for their murder.

Hovey's relatives are inclined to take this view of the case. Mr. Hovey took the place of Frank Baxter with Cottrell and Leonard when Mr. Baxter came to this city and formed the partnership of Sullivan and Baxter. He had a large number of friends in this city.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram P. Hovey (1822 - 1880)
  Clara Jane Smith Hovey (1830 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie M. Huff Hovey (1862 - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Frances Hovey (1852 - 1880)*
  Frederick S. Hovey (1858 - 1902)
  Carrie A. Hovey (1863 - 1863)*
  Jane M Hovey Porter (1868 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lyons Rural Cemetery
Lyons
Wayne County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 189
 
Created by: HWA
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75173944
Frederick S. Fred Hovey
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