William Henry Glenny

William Henry Glenny

Birth
Ireland
Death 27 Nov 1882 (aged 64)
New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section D
Memorial ID 76378546 · View Source
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The Daily Commercial Register May 14, 1853 Sandusky, Ohio

Awful
Calamity and terrible loss of life Buffalo, May 13, 1853 7 pm
Between the hours of five and six this afternoon, the roof and rear walls of the granite building, No. 162 main St., formerly occupied by Robinson & Co., Bankers, and the Exchange Bank, fell in and buried some fifteen or twenty workmen under the ruins. The property had recently been purchased by Wm. H. Glenny, and was being refitted and repaired by him for the purpose of opening therein a crockery and Glassware store.
The lower story of the rear walls had been removed for the
purpose of putting in a glass wall with iron pillars in place of the solid brick, but owing to some defect in staying up the wall above, the whole fell in with a tremendous crash and buried beneath the ruins all who were engaged in the repairs. The loss of life is awful, though we are unable to state the extent to which it has reached. Some of the workmen have been rescued, awfully mangled but yet alive; whether they will survive is considered extremely doubtful. Workmen are engaged in removing the rubbish. The loss of the building will probably reach $10,000 or $15,000.
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The Toledo Blade The Fort Wayne Sentinel May 21, 1853

ACCIDENT AT BUFFALO, At the latest accounts ten dead bodies had been taken from the ruins of the building that fell in at Buffalo on Thursday last. The particulars of the accident as follows; Mr. Glenny, the extensive crockery dealer, and owner of the building, being desirous of enlarging his store, engaged about twenty men to remove the lower story of a division wall of brick, and support the superstructure with iron columns. This was a fool hardy experiment, to say the least of it, but the workmen had nearly completed the job, when the superincumbent wall sunk, bringing with it the entire building, except the front wall, which was of stone, and crushing and burying the workmen in the ruins. There were several persons whose voices could be heart beneath the ruins on Saturday. The accident is one of the most distressing that has ever happened in Buffalo. Mr. Glenny left the building, but a moment before it fell.
(received from Joanne Scobee Morgan (#46991706))



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  • Created by: Jay Boone
  • Added: 12 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76378546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Glenny (23 Sep 1818–27 Nov 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76378546, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jay Boone (contributor 46889203) .