Henry Milton Hoffman

b. 5 November 1897, d. 26 April 1936
  • Henry Milton Hoffman was born on 5 November 1897 in New York.
  • Henry J. Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1012 Wilow Avenue. Other members of the household included Henry Milton Hoffman, Bridget A. McGrath and Albert Herbert Hoffman.
  • Henry J. Hoffman and Bridget A. McGrath appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 763 Pierce Avenue. Other members of the household included Henry Milton Hoffman, Albert Herbert Hoffman.
  • Henry Milton Hoffman registered for the draft on 10 September 1918 in Niagara County, New York, while employed as a shipbuilder by Ohio Ship Building Company at Mahoning Avenue & Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, permanent addres with his parents, 763 Pierce Avenue, Niagara Falls.
  • He was a printer with a book company, according to the 1920 census.
  • Henry Milton Hoffman died on 26 April 1936 at age 38.
  • He was interred at Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 27 April 1936 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: H. Milton Hoffman died suddenly April 26, 1936. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Hoffman, and one brother, Albert H., of Brooklyn, N. Y. Funeral from the family residence, 1937 Lockport street, Wednesday at 8:30 and 9 o'clock from Sacred Heart church. Interment in Riverdale.
  • The following appeared on 29 April 1936 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Hundreds of sorrowing friends, including fellow workers, relatives and associates, this morning paid an impressive last tribute to the memory of H. Milton Hoffman, popular assistant foreman of the Gazette's mechanical department, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Sunday night. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the north end section and indicated the universal esteem and love in which "Midge" was held throughout the community.
         The funeral was held from the family home, 1937 Lockport street, where many hundreds friends had called during the past two days to pass before the flower-banked bier of the popular young man and to offer their condolences to the sorrowing members of his family. When the funeral procession left the home it was escorted by an honor guard composed of members of Niagara Falls Lodge, No. 346, B.P.O. Elks. Several automobiles were required to transport the large number of beautiful floral tributes sent by friends and associates.
         Arriving at Sacred Heart church, where Mr. Hoffman had been a devout communicant all his life, the mourners found the edifice filled to capacity. In the crowd were practically the entire mechanical staff of the Gazette, representatives of other departments and officials of the publishing company. Operations in the newspaper plant were carried on with a skeleton staff to permit employes to attend the services.
         The funeral service consisted of a requiem high mass, sung by the Rev. John J. McCarthy, assistant pastor of St. Mary's church and cousin and boyhood friend of Mr. Hoffman. Later more than 50 automobiles formed the funeral procession to Riverdale cemetery, when the impressive service of the Elks order was conducted at the grave. Francis J. Giles, exalted ruler of Niagara Falls lodge, officiated at this service.
         The pallbearers, six close friends of Mr. Hoffman, were P. Joseph Quinn, Julius S. Torre, Edward Crean, Harold Behrens, Alson J. Grose and William H. Credicott.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jan 2015