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Research of Kevin Everingham 2011;
1870 CENSUS Amity, Allegany, New York ... John Evingham 45, farmer,.. Catherine 43, keeping house,.. Vernard (sp?) 17 male,.. Catherine 20,.. Mary M. 12,.. Phillip 9,.. George 7,.. Ida M. 4,.. John 1.
Burial info Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, Allegany County, New York.
1894 Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, April 3, 1894... "Philip Evingham of Belmont, 35 years old, and Mrs. Maria Gavitt of Ward, aged 52 years, were recently married by Justice Torrey of Wellsville."
1900 Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Saturday, June 2, 1900 ... "Philip Evingham, white intoxicated, fell upon a slab in a saw mill at Belmont, NY, Friday, and his body was cut in two."
1900 Bolivar Breeze Newspaper, Thursday, June 7, 1900... "HORRIBLE ACCIDENT NEAR BELMONT --- Philip Evingham, aged 39, fell Across a Buzz Saw and His Body was Cut in Two, Thursday Afternoon. --- Philip Evingham, 39 years of age was instantly killed by falling upon a cut-off saw in M.E. Horner's protable saw mill on the Bower timber lot, about two miles south of Belmont, says the Belmont dispatch. The accident occured about half past five o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Ervingham has been about the mill all the afternoon, but had not been working there. His regular occupation had been that of a woodsman on the job, but the day before he had been loading lumber at Scio for Mr. Horner and on Thursday he was laying off.
Near the two foot cut-off saw at which George Dickinson was working was a pile of slippery slabs. While Evingham was crossing these he slipped and thrust out his right hand. It hit the saw and his fingers were thrown in several directions. He kept on slipping, and turning around, his other arm came in contact with the saw and was cut off, and his body then fell directly upon the buzzing steel, which entered below the stomach and cut to the spinal column. It killed him instantly, and he made no conscious outcry. John Roberts, Albert Sortore, Isaac Pendleton, R. Cook and Lew Hildrath were in the mill at the time. George Dickinson who was at the saw, fell in dead faint as he realized that he couldn't save Evingham and the horror of the accident came over him.
George Horner and Clyde Austin took the body to Belmont in a platform wagon, and then to the home of the victim's brother, John Evingham, on the Rogers farm. The wife of Philip Everingham died several years ago, but he has five children under 15 years surviving. They have resided with relatives for sometime. "
a later account of the accident;
1900 The Abbeville Press & Banner, Abbeville S.C., June 20, 1900.. "Bolivar, N.Y. Philip Everingham, forty years of age, employed in the steam sawmill of M.E. Horner, two miles south of Belmont, stubbed his toe and fell across a buzz saw making 1400 revolutions a minute. As he fell he threw up his arm. The arm was cut off and the saw passed through his body at the waist, a thin strip of tissue holding the dismembered parts together. None of the mill hands saw the accident. They were outside, no outcry was heard. The body lay on the running saw for five minutes and was hacked horribly before the accident was discovered."
Circumstantial Evidence: ELIAS is buried with Philip and it is assumed that this is his father since the 1900 census shows Elias living with John & Catherine, he is listed as their grandson, and Phillip had died in 1900. Also; all other boys of John & Catherine have children accounted for in Census data. EUNICE is living with her uncle John (listed as niece) according to the 1905 (b.~1891) and 1910 (b.~1893) Census of Allegany, NY. She doesn't fit any other Children of John and Catherine and so is most likely the one daughter of Philip noted in Elias' obituary. Eunice O' Evingham's marriage record in 1910 lists her parents as; Philip Evingham & Edna Allen.
1904 The Dispatch, Belmont, NY - August 24, 1904 ... "Elias Evingham died last week Friday at the home of his uncle, John Evingham, on the road between Belmont and Scio. Mr. Evingham has been a sufferer for some time from consumption although he was but nineteen years of age. Three Brothers and one sister survive him. The funeral was held from the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. David White of Scio officiating. Mr. Evingham was a young man of great promise, and his sad and early death causes much sorrow."
1910 The Bolivar Breeze, Thursday, August 25, 1910... "Mrs. Maria Evingham, aged 69 years, died Thursday at her home in Belmont, after a brief illness. Two chidlren survive."