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Johnstown Flood Victims

List of dead and missing people in the Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood of 1889. To find out more information about this flood, view pictures and video, visit the main page: The Johnstown Pennsylvania Horror

Last Name, First, Age(if known) Address Buried

Abbreviations used in the list of dead and missing:

GCG:German Catholic Cemetery (Geistown)
GC-PL: Grandview Cemetery Private Lot
GC-PP: Grandview Cemetery Public Plot-Bodies found but not recovered by family/friends
GCS: German Catholic Cemetery (Sandyvale)
LYC: Lower Yoder Catholic Cemetery
Missing: Body Never Recovered
NCR: No Cemetery Record
OCG: Old Catholic Graveyard (Conemaugh Borough)
SC: Sandyvale Cemetery
SM: St. Mary’s Cemetery (Lower Yoder)

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  1. Cadogan, Mrs. Mary, A., 46 Millville Braddock, PA
  2. Cadogan, Ann, 25 Millville Braddock, PA
  3. Callahan, Mary, 22 Locust Street Missing
  4. Callahan, Mrs. Frank Locust Street Missing
  5. Campbell, Peter, 40 Conemaugh GC-PP
  6. Carlin, Jonathan Hulbert House Philadelphia, PA
  7. Carr, Mrs. Mary, 42 Woodvale Missing
  8. Carr, William, 7 Woodvale Missing
  9. Carr, Patrick, 22 Cambria Missing
  10. Carr, Mrs. Sarah, 20 Cambria Missing
  11. Carr, Sissie, 2 East Conemaugh NCR
  12. Carroll, Mrs. Bridget, 70 Conemaugh LYC
  13. Carroll, Thomas, 30 Conemaugh LYC
  14. Carroll, Rose, 20 Conemaugh LYC
  15. Cartin, Frank, 5 Woodvale Missing
  16. Cartin, Mrs. Thomas, 46 Woodvale Missing
  17. Casey, William, 48 Cambria GC-PP
  18. Christie, Andrew, C., 50 Woodvale NCR
  19. Christie, Mrs. Lizzie, 46 Woodvale Missing
  20. Christie, Daisy, 19 Woodvale Missing
  21. Clark, Mrs. J.B., 39 Conemaugh LYC
  22. Clark, John (unknown) SC
  23. Clark, Hamilton (unknown) Missing
  24. Clark, Thomas, 42 Union Street NCR
  25. Clark, Thomas, Jr., 9 Union Street Missing
  26. Clark, Annie, 5 Union Street Missing
  27. Clark, John, B., 50 Portage Street NCR
  28. Clark, 7 children Portage Street NCR
  29. Clark, W.H.L., 50 Hulbert House Philadelphia, PA
  30. Cleary, Alice Cambria Missing
  31. Coad, Mrs. Mary, 57 Washington Street OCG
  32. Coad, William, 12 Washington Street Missing
  33. Coby, Elizabeth Cambria SM
  34. Cole, John Cambria NCR
  35. Connelly, Maud, 6 Franklin GC-PL
  36. Connors, Mrs. Mary Millville NCR
  37. Conrad, John, 21 Woodvale Missing
  38. Constable, Philip, E., 60 Broad Street GC-PL
  39. Constable, Mrs. Sarah, E., 48 Broad Street Missing
  40. Constable, Clara, 16 Broad Street Missing
  41. Constable, George, 39 Franklin Missing
  42. Cooper, Otto, 8 Kurtz Alley NCR
  43. Cooper, Mrs., 38 Kurtz Alley NCR
  44. Cooney, Mrs. Elizabeth (unknown) GC-PL
  45. Cope, Ahlum, 70 Conemaugh Missing
  46. Cope, Mrs. Margaret, 65 Conemaugh GC-PL
  47. Cope, Ella, B., 28 Conemaugh GC-PL
  48. Cornelison, Maggie (unknown) GC-PP
  49. Costlow, Michael, 70 Locust & Union Missing
  50. Costlow, Zita, 6 Woodvale Missing
  51. Costlow, Juniata, 2 1/2 Woodvale Missing
  52. Costlow, Regina, 1 Woodvale Missing
  53. Couthamer, Mr. (unknown) NCR
  54. Cox, James, G. Hulbert House Philadelphia, PA
  55. Coy, Mrs. Sarah, 46 East Conemaugh NCR
  56. Coy, Newton, G., 16 East Conemaugh NCR
  57. Craig, Mrs. Catherine, 40 Walnut Street NCR
  58. Craig, Thomas, A., 32 Market Street GC-PP
  59. Craig, Mrs. T.A., 30 Market Street GC-PP
  60. Craig, Christ, 45 Cambria GC-PP
  61. Craig, Annie, 13 Walnut Street GC-PP
  62. Craig, William, 8 Walnut Street Missing
  63. Creed, David, 60 Washington Street Pittsburgh, PA
  64. Creed, Mrs. Eliza, 55 Washington Street Pittsburgh, PA
  65. Creed, Kate, 26 Washington Street Missing
  66. Creed, Maggie, 28 Washington Street Pittsburgh, PA
  67. Creed, Mary, 16 Washington Street Missing
  68. Cronin, Daniel, 50 Vine Street LYC
  69. Crown, Thomas, 51 Conemaugh Missing
  70. Crowthers, Samuel, 30 Cambria Missing
  71. Crowthers, Mrs. Verna, 27 Cambria Missing
  72. Crowthers, 3 Chestnut Street NCR
  73. Cullen, James, 55 Cambria LYC
  74. Cullen, Mrs. Ann, 50 Cambria LYC
  75. Cullen, Mrs. Alice, 48 Cambria LYC
  76. Cullen, Annie, 20 Cambria LYC
  77. Culleton, George, F., 1 Chestnut Street Missing
  78. Culleton, John, F., 2 Chestnut Street Missing
  79. Culliton, Mrs. Teresa, 28 Cambria SM
  80. Cummings, Amy Somerset Street NCR
  81. Cummings, Mrs. Somerset Street Missing
  82. Cummings Somerset Street Missing
  83. Cunz, Mrs. Catherine, 37 Napoleon Street Missing
  84. Cunz, Edward, 12 Napoleon Street Missing
  85. Cunz, Lydia, 6 Napoleon Street GC-PP
  86. Cunz, Gussie, 3 Napoleon Street Missing
  87. Cunz, Robert, 4 mo Napoleon Street GC-PP
  88. Curry, Robert (unknown) Missing
  89. Curtin, Johanna (unknown) Missing
  90. Cush, Annie, 17 Railroad Street Missing
  91. Cush, Thomas, 1 1/2 Railroad Street Missing
  92. Cush, Mrs. Ann, 55 Cambria LYC
  93. Cush, Daniel, 33 Cambria LYC
  94. Cush, Joseph, 19 Cambria LYC
  95. Cush, Mrs. Tillie, 20 Cambria LYC
  96. Custer, Mrs. Emma, J., 27 Bedford Street Missing
  97. Custer, William, H., 35 Millville Pittsburgh, PA

Walker, James Herbert. The Johnstown Horror! or Valley of Death: being A Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and Their Appalling Ruin. H. J. Smith & Co. 1889.

2 thoughts on “Johnstown Flood Victims”

  1. Mary Ellen Exton

    I need to know if it’s possible that John HENAHAN age 40 listed as a victim of the Johnstown Flood is actually Peter HANIHAN, age 30. Can anyone tell me if there is an original document listing the victims or some other way to determine if a mistake was made? Are there newspaper accounts listing who was missing and on which street they lived?
    Peter Hanihan was born about 1859 in Leechburg, Allegheny County, the son of Matthew Hanihan and Catherine Timmins Hanihan, He is listed in the 1887 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, City Directory as Peter HANNAHAN, a laborer who lived at 142 Brush Street. He would have been about 28 years old, then.
    Also listed as victims missing and never recovered are Mrs. Mary Henahan age 24, Mary Henahan age 7, Catherine Henahan age 4, and Frances Henahan age 1.
    A family story told to me by a cousin is that Peter Hanihan, my great great uncle, volunteered to help recover bodies after the flood and that he died of disease soon afterward. But, to date, I have not found a death or burial record for him, nor, unfortunately, a marriage record.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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