Horatio Nelson Rothwell

Male 1852 - 1892  (40 years)


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  • Name Horatio Nelson Rothwell 
    Born 7 Jul 1852  Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1866  (see notes for mother Eleanor Haliday) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    employee of a carpet dealer (acc. to 1870 Census of US) 
    Residence Between 1870 and 1871  61 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio Rothwell, driver (acc. to Brooklyn City Directory 1871, p. 619) 
    Occupation 1871 
    laborer in a machine shop (according to 1871 Census of England) 
    Residence Between 1875 and 1876  130 Douglass, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio Rothwell, ferryman (Brooklyn City directory 1876 p. 770) 
    Naturalization 17 Sep 1875  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1876 and 1877  163 Douglass, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio Rothwell, lab. (Brooklyn City Directory 1877, p. 788) 
    Residence Between 1877 and 1878  141 Sands, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio N. Rothwell, ferryman (Brooklyn City Directory 1878, p. 794) 
    Residence Between 1878 and 1879  96 High Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio N. Rothwell, ferryman (Brooklyn City Directory 1879, p. 844) 
    Residence Between 1879 and 1881  130 N. Oxford- south of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio N. Rothwell, ferryman (Brooklyn City Directory 1880 p. 874, 1881 p. 937) 
    Occupation 1880  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deck Hand (acc. to 1880 US Federal Census) 
    Residence Between 1882 and 1883  62 Adelphi, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio W. Rothwell, ferry [sic] (Brooklyn City Directory, 1883, p.?) 
    Residence Between 1883 and 1886  79 Ryerson-south of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio N. Rothwell, ferryman (Brooklyn Dir 1884 p. 1062, 1885 p. 1129, 1886 p. 907) 
    Residence Between 1886 and 1887  79 Ryerson-south of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio M. Rothwell, clk. [sic] (1887 Brooklyn Directory, p. 986) 
    Residence Between 1888 and 1890  79 Ryerson-south of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio Rothwell, [no occupation] (Brooklyn City Directory 1889 p. 1028, 1890 p. 1084) 
    Residence Between 1890 and 1891  415 Kent Avenue north of the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Horatio Rothwell, clk. (Brooklyn City Directory 1891, p. 1037) 
    Occupation 1892  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hotel keeper (according to 1892 New York State Census, Kings County) 
    _UID 5BF0B62AEF77354CB38AB6A0C834C0329315 
    Died 20 Dec 1892  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Dec 1892  Rockville Cemetery, Rockville Center, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I177  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2012 

    Father Joseph Rothwell,   b. 14 Jan 1817, Buckley Close, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1865, Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Haliday,   b. 1818, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1883, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage License 1842  Diocese of Dublin (Church of Ireland), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1842  St. Mark's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phebe Jane "Jennie" Golder,   b. May 1854, Rockville Center, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1878  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Namesake was probably Horatio Nelson Manning, the spouse of Lucy Haliday.

      Horatio N. Rothwell was naturalized 17 September 1875 in the County Court of Kings County (vol 52 pg #139). James Brush was witness.

      Horatio Rothwell's marriage was registered in Kings County, year 1878, Marriage Certificate #623 (NYC Municipal Archives)

      Household (1880 Census)
      Horatio ROTHWELL Head M Male W 28 ENGLAND Deck Hand ENGLAND ENGLAND
      Jennie ROTHWELL Wife M FemaleW 26 NY Keeps House NY NY
      Source Information:
      Census Place Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York
      Family History Library Film 1254853
      NA Film Number T9-0853
      Page Number 20B

      The Brooklyn Union-Argus, February 14, 1878, ("Ferry Tickets...A Law Suit") reports testimony from Justice Walsh's court in lawsuits against employees of the Union Ferry Company, including Horatio N. Rothwell, who was being sued by a 15 year old newsboy who he had, following the rules of the ferry company, forcibly ejected from the ferry for allegedly collecting thrown away used ferry tickets and attempting to make a profit reselling the tickets to other passengers.

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 22 1883
      "In the Meshes...A Five Thousand Dollar Verdict for 'Billy the Bootblack'....The suit of William Collins against the Union Ferry Company was tried before Judge Brown and a jury in Part II. of the Circuit Court. The testimony of the plaintiff showed that Collins, a cripple, known around Fulton Ferry as Billy the bootblack, was going to New York on a boat of the defendant in July last. Horatio Rothwell, a deck hand, charged Collins with being drunk and stealing a ride, and told him to quit the boat. Collins said that he had paid for his fare and refused to leave. Thereupon Rothwell threw him across the cabin and dragged him out of the boat. Collins clutched a post, but Rothwell with blows and kicks made him loose his hold. In the struggle Collins' kneepan was fractured and he was beaten and bruised so that he has kept to his bed under the doctor's care for eight weeks....since the assault he has had to use cruches. The defense claimed that Collins was drunk and that he was riding back and forth in the boat under one fare. The jury, after an hour's absence gave the plaintiff $5,000. This morning a motion was made by the defendant for a new trial, on the ground that the verdict was excessive. Judge Brown denied the motion and gave the plaintiff's counsel an extra allowance of $250. For plaintiff, Donald F. Ayres; for defendant, D.B. Silliman."

      Member of the "Republican Club;" mentioned in Brooklyn Daily Eagle of September 15, 1888, March of "United Republican Clubs" (page 1) as an "aide de camp" (as "H.N. Rothwell")

      1892 New York State Census, Kings County [Ward 13, ED 8, FHL Film # 1,930,233]
      Horatio N. Rothwell, 31, born US hotel keeper
      Jennie Rothwell, 40, born US

      "Friends Once, But Strangers Now. H.M. [sic] Rothwell and Clinton Payne Pummel Each Other's Faces" Brooklyn Daily Eagle December 22, 1891 p. 6
      "Horatio N. Rothwell and Clinton Payne, two men well known in the eastern district, are wearing bruised faces to-day the result of an encounter yesterday outside the Carleton hotel on South Eighth street. Rothwell is the brother in law of Frank Seaman, the proprietor of the Carleton, and his adversary is the keeper of the restaurant in the adjoining building. Payne says Rothwell told false stories about him. Each man says he licked the other and Rothwell says Payne is so much bigger than he that it was a case of Sullivan and little Eddie Avery. Payne's face is worse banged up than Rothwell's."

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle printed a death notice December 21, 1892, p. 5
      "Rothwell, Horatio N. Rothwell, aged 40 years, Funeral at 2:30 PM, Thursday, December 22, at Rockville Center, L.I. Carriages will meet 1:30 train from Flatbush av or Long Island City."

      Horatio Rothwell was dead and buried in 1892; the 1900 census shows widow Jennie living alone with no children. The Brooklyn city directories from this era, all show the widow Jennie at her Lex Ave. address.

      One however, also lists a Mary, widow of James Rothwell listed at Jennie's address, and a James, cutter, same address. Mary/James do not appear on US or British census forms.

      The 1915 Brooklyn census has Phoebe J. Rothwell-dressmaker, age 61; 1905 Brooklyn census has Jennie, dressmaker; the 1920 census has an Ella Rothwell, 48, widow, dressmaker, born NY. However, Horatio Rothwell, laborer, and Jane Rothwell, dressmaker, appear on the 1930 census alive and well, 70 years old, both born in New York. (all at the same Lex. Ave address)