Frederick Hamilton Hannigan

b. 31 January 1901, d. 30 November 1992
  • Frederick Hamilton Hannigan was born on 31 January 1901 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • Lafayette Hannigan and Ruth Hamilton appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1821 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Frederick Hamilton Hannigan, Eva Lena Hannigan and Sylvester Hannigan.
  • Anton Leslie appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2108 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Frederick Hamilton Hannigan, Ruth Hamilton and Sylvester Hannigan. Also in the household was 8-year-old grandson Edwin W. Burt.
  • He was employed as an assembly clerk by the steam railroad, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 25 April 1922 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: A pretty wedding was solemnized at Zion Lutheran church on Wednesday evening, at 6:30 o'clock, when Miss Louise E. Ford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford of Willow avenue became the bride of Mr. Sylvester Hannigan. Rev. Herman Brezing performed the ceremony. Mr. Carl Kammerer gave a short organ recital, after which Mr. D. MacDuff sang "O, Promise Me." The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was gowned in navy blue canton crepe, beaded and embroidered, with hat to match. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Margaret Boehner, cousin of the bride, was gowned in pumpkin georgette, embroidered in black over black satin, with picture hat to match, and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses. Mr. Frederick Hannigan, brother of the groom, was best man. Mr. Leonard Hayden and Mr. Francis Ford acted as ushers.
         The church was decorated with palms and basket bouquets. A reception and wedding supper for 40 gueses followed at the bride's home. The house was decorated with cut flowers, the color scheme being pink and white. The bride's table, at which covers were laid for 14, was centered with a large wedding cake. The out-of-town guests were Mrs. George Ford of Ransomville, Mr. and Mrs. Duff and daughter of Wyoming, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. George Barnett, Mrs. F. Borth, Mrs. Hattie Irish and Miss Margaret Boehner of Buffalo. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hannigan will be at home at 2221 Whitney avenue, in this city.
  • The following appeared on 16 December 1940 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Ruth Leslie, 68 years old, wife of Anton Leslie, 2108 Ontario avenue, died in Mount St. Mary's hospital Saturday night after a brief illness.
         A native of Milton, Ont., Mrs. Leslie had lived in this city for the last 50 years. She was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Homer Burt, Mrs. Eugene L. Boesken and Mrs. Stephen Taylor, all of this city; two sons, Sylvester Hannigan, of Lockport, and Frederick Hannigan, of Toledo, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. W. Atkinson, of Himilton, Ont., and a brother, John Hamilton, of Burlington, Ont. Twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
         Funeral services will be held at the family home at 2 p.m. Wednesday and at Zion church at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer officiating. Burial will be in Riverdale cemetery.
  • Frederick Hamilton Hannigan died on 30 November 1992 at age 91 in Temperance, Monroe County, Michigan, at his residence.
  • He was interred at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio.
  • The following appeared on 2 December 1992 in The Monroe Evening News: (Temperance) Services have been set for Frederick H. Hannigan, 91, of Temperance, formerly of Holland, Ohio, who died at 5:15 p.m. Monday in his home. He had been in poor health for a year, becoming seriously ill the past four weeks.
         Friends may call after 2 p.m. today in the Bedford Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ken Reeves of Erie United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.
         Born Jan. 31, 1901, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was the son of Lafayette and Ruth (Hamilton Hannigan.
         A C&O Railroad agent for 40 years, he retired in 1965. Mr. Hannigan was a member of Lodge 105, Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks, Toledo.
         He is survived by a son, Edward Hannigan of Las Vegas, Nev; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Jean Groesbeck of Temperance; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
         In addition to his [parents], he was preceded in death by three wives, Sophie Leslie; Lucille Gorney, and Mabel Curry; four sisters and a son. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2014