Gaynor, William Jay

Gaynor, William Jay

Male 1851 - 1913  (62 years)

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  • Name Gaynor, William Jay  [1
    Born 23 Feb 1851  Oriskany, Oneida County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1913  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68909  Sackett
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2021 

    Family Mayer, Augusta Cole,   b. 8 Mar 1865, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1926, Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1887  [2
    Children 
     1. Gaynor, Helen,   b. 1894, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1951, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F27464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1851 - Oriskany, Oneida County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gaynor, Helen - 1894 - Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1913 - At Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 6 Oct 2021.
      Memorial ID 3339
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3339

      William Jay Gaynor
      Birth 23 Feb 1851
      Oriskany, Oneida County, New York, USA
      Death 10 Sep 1913 (aged 62)
      At Sea
      Burial
      Green-Wood Cemetery
      Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Show Map
      Plot Section 7, Lot 7051

      New York City Mayor. was an American politician from New York, associated with the Tammany Hall political machine. He served as the 94th mayor of the City of New York from 1910 to 1913, and previously as a New York Supreme Court Justice from 1893 to 1909. As mayor he was noted as a reformer who broke ranks and refused to take orders from the Tammany boss Charles Francis Murphy. Early in his term, Gaynor was shot in the throat by James J. Gallagher, a discharged city employee who had been a New York dock Night Watchman from April 7, 1903 to July 19, 1910. Gaynor remains the only New York City mayor to be hit by a bullet during an assassination attempt. The violent incident happened on board the Europe-bound SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, which was docked at Hoboken, New Jersey. Gallagher died in a prison in Trenton, New Jersey from paresis on February 4, 1913, the same year as Gaynor's death. Observing Gaynor in conversation, New York World photographer William Warnecke snapped what he thought would be a typical, if uneventful, photo of the new Mayor. Instead, Warnecke captured the very moment that Gallagher, at point-blank range, shot a bullet through Gaynor's neck. The rarely seen snapshot remains one of the greatest, though horrific, photographs in the history of photojournalism. Although Gaynor quickly recovered, the bullet remained lodged in his throat for the next three years. During his term as mayor, Gaynor was widely considered a strong candidate for Governor or President. Tammany Hall refused to nominate him for reelection to a second term, but after accepting the nomination from an independent group of voters, he set sail for Europe aboard RMS Baltic. Six days later, on September 10, 1913, Gaynor died suddenly on a deck chair aboard the liner. After his death, doctors concluded that he died of a heart attack, and that his old wound was at most a minor contributing factor. Gaynor is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 6 Oct 2021.
      Memorial ID 190788502
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190788502

      Augusta Cole Mayer Gaynor
      Birth 8 Mar 1865
      Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
      Death 6 Dec 1926 (aged 61)
      Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Green-Wood Cemetery
      Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
      Plot Lot 7051, Section 7.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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