Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyZial R. Avery

Parents

FatherOrrin Avery (ca. 1801 - )
MotherMary B. _____ (ca. 1806 - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 8 December 2013; Last Edited: 8 December 2013 
NameZial R. Avery
GenderMale
Born 6 March 1835 in New York1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Married 19 January 1860 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York to Mary Cornelia Gazlay6
Died 13 January 18891
Buried in Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River, Westchester County, New York1

Biography

Zial’s obituary provides the details of his unfortunate death:7

Obituary Notice.

Mr. Zial R. Avery.

We record this week the sad death of Mr. Zial R. Avery, of New York city, who was killed on the Sixth avenue elevated railroad, last Saturday night. He was the son of the late Mr. Orrin Avery, of Cross River, and was 53 years of age. For the past ten years he has been a conductor on the elevated railroad in the city. Last Saturday night, having completed his work at midnight, he stepped off his train on the east side, between 145th and 155th street stations, and started across the tracks to take a down train home. As he did so he was struck by a locomotive on the centre track and instantly killed, the driving wheel of the engine cutting his body in two. He leaves a widow but no children.

The body was brought up to Katonah on Wednesday and taken to Cross River for burial. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at 11 o’clock, Rev. Frank Fletcher officiating.

The following year, his wife provided a fitting honor for Zial:8

Mrs. Cornelia Avery , of N.Y., spent a few days with her sister-in-law, Miss Sophronia Avery. During her stay she had a very pretty bronze monument erected to the memory of her late husband, Zial R. Avery.

Family

Spouse 1FamilyMary Cornelia Gazlay (daughter of Charles M. Gazlay and Martha Ann _____)
Born ca. August 1842 in Rensselaer County, New York
Married 19 January 1860 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York to Zial R. Avery
Married to John H. Flower
  

Sources

  1. Find a Grave (website). Reynolds Cemetery, Cross River, Westchester County, New York, Zial R. Avery: Zial R. Avery / March 6, 1835 / January 13, 1889 [from monument].
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Westchester County, Pound Ridge, Page 294, family of Orren Avery (49, N. York, farmer); Mary B. Avery (44, N. York); Emily Avery (19, N. York); Sophronia Avery (9, N. York); Zial R. Avery (15, N. York, farmer); Josephine Avery (13, N. York); Sarah A. Avery (11, N. York); Georgianna Avery (7, N. York).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Westchester County, Pound Ridge, Page No. 10, family of Zial Avery (25, N.Y., farmer); Cornelia Avery (18, N.Y.).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Westchester County, Town of Ossining, Page No. 104, family of Zial Avery (36, New York, keeper in Sing Sing Prison); Cornelia Avery (28, New York).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, New York County, New York City, Enumeration District 562, Page No. 42, family of Ziael Avery [sic] (46, New York, elevated R.R.); wife Mary Cornelia Avery (New York).
  6. Chenango Marriages, listed in the Chenango Telegraph, March 1959 - March 1862, available at Rootsweb; 8 February 1860, marriage of Zial A. Avery [sic, middle initial is actually R] to Mary C. Gazlay on 19 January 1860 in New Berlin, New York.
  7. Obituary, The Recorder, Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. week of 20 January 1889, Mr. Zial R. Avery, died 13 January 1889. The article provides a brief account of his death.
  8. The Recorder, Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com, 30 May 1890, Mrs. Cornelia Avery has a bronze monument erected to the memory of her late husband, Zial R. Avery.