daughter of James Tuthill and Hulda Brewster
m Thomas Warren Field (1820-1881) on 18 Jan 1860 at Kingston, NY
Note: She actually died on the 18th but was brought to the cemetery on the 24th for burial, the date on her stone. Buried near her siblings, Benjamin Franklin Tuthill and Hulda Brewster Tuthill.
The Bridal and the Burial
The circumstances attending the death of Mrs Field, by the collision of trains on the Hudson River railroad, last Wednesday, are touching in the extreme. She was formerly Miss Ann H Tuthill, principal of the female department of the Brooklyn high school, and had been married that (Wednesday) morning at Kingston, where her sister resided, to Thomas W. Field of Williamsburg, a member of the board of Education. It is stated that while the bridal party were on their way to church to have the marriage ceremony performed, four gentlemen, who were unable to procure seats in the sleighs, were proceeding along on foot, when Miss Tuthill's nice called her attention to them, and remarked that they looked more like pall-bearers than wedding guests. What a strange significance there was in those few words.
They were united at 10 o'clock, and after the ceremony Mr Field and his happy bride crossed the river on the ice, in order to take the express train. There had been some doubts expressed regarding the safety of the ice, and when once fairly across, they congratulated each other upon their safety.
When the accident occurred, Mrs Field and her friends were sitting at the rear of the last car, chatting and jesting together, Mr Field being outside with several other gentlemen. The engine of the approaching train tore through the car from behind, carrying Mrs Field with it, breaking both her legs and mangling her body frightfully. After the first crash, her husband hastened to her rescue, and removing a great quantity of rubbish, he found her on top of the boiler of the locomotive, held fast against the side of the car by portions of her clothing. Tearing her dress from its fastening, and breaking his way through the car window, Mr Field bore the mangled and almost lifeless form of his bride to the air. Here he was surrounding by sympathizing friends, who did everything for her that was possible to do, till at last he was placed on a hastily made cot in one of the cards, and conveyed to the Getty House at Yonkers. Medical aid was instantly procured, but Mrs Field failed rapidly and at 7 o'clock she breathed her last in the arms of her beloved husband.
- St Johnsbury Caledonian, 27 Jan 1860
COLLISION ON THE HUDSON RIVER RAILROAD -- ONE PASSENGER KILLED AND TEN OR FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
A serious collision -- the result, apparently, of carelessness -- occurred about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon on the Hudson River Railroad, some two miles north of Tarrytown. The Albany Express train was run into by the Sing Sing way-train, the rear car completely demolished, and the one next to it badly broken.
It appears from a statement made by a passenger, who was in the last car but one at the time of the accident, that the Albany Express train was standing still when the collision occurred, having stopped for the purpose of making repairs to the engine. It is also worthy of note that this was the third stoppage made for the same purpose after the train left Albany.
What the nature of the difficulty with the engine was our reporter could not ascertain. Unfortunately the last stoppage was made immediately after turning a sharp curve, which entirely shut the disabled train from the sight of any train that might follow it.
The Sing Sing way-train came down at the usual time and speed, from twenty to twenty-five miles per hour, without any warning of the approaching danger, until after passing the curve, when the engineer beheld a signal then displayed, and immediately reversed the engine. The train was under such headway, however, that it was impossible to stop it, and in a moment the engine ran into and completely through the rear car of the express train, and about one-third through the car next to the rear. Fortunately a large portion of the male passengers in the rear car had got out to ascertain the reason for the stoppage of their train, and were standing on the ground at the time the accident occurred. Others seeing the approaching destruction, leaped from the windows and so escaped injury. It is thought that there were from fifteen to twenty persons remaining in the car when the collision occurred, nearly all of whom were more or less injured. The fireman of the Sing Sing train, as soon as he saw the danger, jumped from the train and broke both of his legs. The engineer, however, stuck to his post and escaped unhurt.
The following are the names of the injured passengers, as far as we were able to obtain them last evening:
MRS. THOMAS W. FIELD, was horribly mutilated and was left at the Revere House, Yonkers, where she soon after died. This lady, with her husband, got on board the train at Rondout. She was married at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, and was on her way to Williamsburgh. Her husband, MR. THOMAS W. FIELD, escaped with slight injury.
Bishop McCLOSKY sustained serious internal injuries, and left the train at Tarrytown. He was taken to the residence of the resident Catholic clergyman of that village.
Some eight or nine others, whose names we could not ascertain, were left at Tarrytown and Yonkers, more or less injured.
Among the injured passengers who came on to this City were the following:
MRS. JOHN THOMPSON, the lady of the well known broker and publisher of the Bank-Note List, had both her legs broken, and was otherwise seriously injured. She was taken to the St. Nicholas Hotel.
MRS. SCHISMER of No. 64 Willett Street, was badly cut in the head. She left the train at Thirty-first Street, and was taken to her residence.
MR. D. M. IRWIN, of Fulton, N.Y., badly injured. Left the cars at Christopher Street, to be taken to No. 71 Horatio Street.
MRS. IRWIN, wife of the above, was slightly injured.
Another gentleman and lady, who declined giving their names, were slightly injured, and left the cars at Thirty First Street.
Besides these, there were several other passengers, who were more or less scratched or bruised. Two or three of whom are stopping at the Girard House.
- The New York Times New York 19 Jan 1860)
- vital records
Married and Dead; 28 years