FREDERICK H. MOONEY
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence Jewelers Among the Victims Killed in the Sinking of the Steamer “Larchmont.”
Providence, R. I., Feb. 18.—In the great disaster off Watch Hill, in which the steamer Larchmont, of the Joy Line, sank after collision with the schooner Harry M. Knowlton and over 100 lives were lost, two Providence jewelers also perished. They were Frederick H. Mooney, whose home
was at 88 Summit St., East Providence, and Anthony Heidt, 91 Daboll St., Providence. Mr. Mooney’s body has not yet been recovered, and it is regarded as doubtful if it ever will be. That of Mr. Heidt has been identified among the 73 brought to this city from Block Island, and the funeral was held the first of this week.
Mr. Mooney was born in Lowell, Mass., 37 years ago, but came to this city when he was but three years of age, and had been here ever since. He was at one time in business for himself at 113 Point St., but some little time ago went to work for O. C. Devereaux Co., 224 Eddy St. For the past two weeks, however, he had been in the employ of a concern at 234 Chestnut St. as traveling salesman. He was starting on a trip at the time of the disaster.
Mr. Mooney is survived by a widow and three children, as well as by a mother and one sister and one brother. He was prominent in Masonic circles, being connected with Calvary Commandery, the Mystic Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Falstaff Club and of the Metacomet Club.
Mr. Heidt was foreman for E. S. McLaughlin & Co., jewelers, at 157 Orange St., and had been in their employ for some time. He had previously been foreman for the S. & B. Lederer Co. for over 10 years. He was on his way to New York to attend the wedding of one of his relatives at the time of the accident. Mr. Heidt’s body was ultimately recovered, although it was at first reported that he had escaped and was among the survivors. He was married and leaves a widow, but no children.
Among others who were lost was Morris A. Schlenker, of New York, a toolmaker.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th February 1907