Eugene A. “Gene” Derby

Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Sep 1917 (aged 57)
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 51894966 View Source
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Professional baseball player in 1885. Position player for the Baltimore Orioles.

Son of Joel Augustus and Sarah E. (Smith) Derby.
Marr. Angeline M. Viger in Ludlow, MA 25 Nov 1880 (MA/VR), daughter of Joseph and Mary (Conoton) Viger.
Children (Derby):
1) Joseph Francis, b. W. Springfield, MA 3 September 1881 (MA/BR); d. Dunsbach Ferry/Troy, NY 13 June 1893 (boating accident).
2)Grace, b. Watervliet, NY 10 August 1894. (1904 School Census, Pittsfield, MA) Marr. William H. Grover.
Note: Eugene and family were living in Watervliet 1892 (NYS Census) and 1900 Federal Census, later moved to Waterbury, CT to live near daughter Grace. Eugene very nearly lost his life in a tragic boating accident which took the life of his son. (June 14, 1893 edition of the Troy, NY Times) Eugene's wife, Angeline, was living in Waterbury, CT in 1920 with daughter Grace and her family. (submitted by contributor Linda Hiross #47490909)


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