Obituary - Horace Adams Phinney
Horace Adams Phinney - Obituary

Horace Adams Phinney, the son of Sarah Estelle Clark and Horace Coleman Phinney, and a direct descendent of John Quincy Adams, died at the age of 34 at Bellevue Hospital (New York) on April, 21, 1932. Earlier in the week (Sunday, April 17, 1932), Horace had fallen from the platform to the tracks at the Christopher Street Station of the IRT subway and suffered a severe head fracture, from which he did not recover. He was survived by his wife, Loretta (Delaney) Phinney, and daughter, Jeanne Montgomery Phinney, of 42-20 162nd Street, Flushing, Queens, NY. He was also survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah C. Phinney.

According to the obituary, Horace Adams Phinney was born in Hampden, Maine. Another source, however, lists Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, as Horace's place of birth.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and the New York Law School. For six years, Horace had been an attorney working for the Third Avenue Railway Corporation. He had served in the U.S. Navy during WWI and was a member of the American Legion, Post 106.

The funeral and rites were to be held Saturday, April 23, 1932, at the family home in Flushing and burial was to be at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York (located on the border between Brooklyn and Queens).

Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday, April 22, 1932, page 17.

1 Finney-Phinney Families in America: Descendants of John Finney of Plymouth and Barnstable, Mass., and Bristol, R.I., of Samuel Finney of Philadelphia, Pa., and of Robert Finney of New London, Pa., Richmond, Va., W. Byrd Press, Richmond, Va., 1957.

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