Alfred R. Baillet

Male 1903 - 1915  (11 years)


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  • Name Alfred R. Baillet 
    Born 11 Oct 1903 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jun 1915  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I93  Meakem
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 

    Father Philip J. Baillet,   b. 28 Sep 1862, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1927, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Emma Crooks,   b. 11 May 1868, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1940, Kings County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1890  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    1903 Birth Index for Alfred Baillet
    1903 Birth Index for Alfred Baillet
    11 Oct 1903, Manhattan, New York, New York

    Name: Baillett [Alfred Baillet]
    Birth: 11 Oct 1903
    Sex: Male
    Father: Philep Baillet, 41, born in US
    Mother: Emma Crooks Baillett, 30, born in US

    Note: the original record is in the process of being obtained.

    FamilySearch.org, New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909
    1905 New York State Census for Phillip Baillet Household
    1905 New York State Census for Phillip Baillet Household
    Manhattan, New York, New York

    831 Amsterdam Ave
    Phillip Baillet, Head, age 42, born in US, Letter Carrier
    Emma, Wife, age 36, born in US, Housework
    Phillip, Son, age 13, born in US, At School
    James, Son, age 9, born in US, At School
    John, Son, age 6, born in US, At School
    Henry, Son, age 3, born in US, At Home
    Alfred, Son, age 1, born in US, At Home
    Jane Cronks, Sister, age 27, born in US, Housework

    Note: Jane Cronks [Crooks] is Emma's sister
    1910 Census for Philip Baillet Household
    1910 Census for Philip Baillet Household
    Brooklyn, Kings, New York

    345 52nd Street, Brooklyn
    Philip J Baillet, Head, age 47, M1, married 20 years, born in NY, parents born in Germany, Letter Carrier - US Post Office
    Emma W, Wife, age 40, M1, 10 children with 7 living, born in NY, father born in England, mother born in Ireland
    Philip F, Son, age 18, S, born in NY, Office Boy - Export and Import
    James E, Son, age 14, S, born in NY
    John C, Son, age 11, S, born in NY
    Henry W, Son, age 8, S, born in NY
    Alfred R, Son, age 6, S, born in NY
    Theodore R, Son, age 4, S, born in NY
    Joseph G, Son, age 5/12, S, born in NY
    Jennie Crooks, Sis-in-Law, age 34, S, born in NJ, Governess - Private Family
    1915 New York State Census for Philip Baillet Household
    1915 New York State Census for Philip Baillet Household
    Brooklyn, Kings, New York

    345 52nd Street, Brooklyn
    Phillip Baillet, Head, age 52, born in US, Letter Carrier
    Emma, Wife, age 44, born in US, Housework
    Phillip F, Son, age 23, born in US, Commission Clerk
    James E, Son, age 19, born in US, Checker (docks)
    Henry W, Son, age 13, born in US, School
    Alfred, Son, age 11, born in US, School
    Theodore R, Son, age 9, born in US, School
    Joseph, Son, age 5, born in US, No occupation
    1915 Death Index for Alfred Baillet
    1915 Death Index for Alfred Baillet
    27 Jun 1915, Brooklyn, Kings, New York

    Name: Alfred R. Baillet
    Death: 27 Jun 1915
    Age: 11
    Born 11 Oct 1903
    Address: 345 52 St.
    Father: Phillip Baillet, born in US
    Mother: Emma Crooks, born in US
    Burial: 30 Jun 1915, Calvary Cemetery

    Note: the original record is in the process of being obtained.

    FamilySearch.org, New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949
    1915 Newspaper Clipping- Death of Alfred Baillet
    1915 Newspaper Clipping- Death of Alfred Baillet
    Brooklyn, Kings, New York

    Monday, 28 Jun 1915
    Brooklyn Citizen newspaper, page 2

    Storm Causes Death of Boys
    One Drowned; Another Dies After Rescue

    Alfred Baillet, 14 years old, of No. 345 Fifty-second street, was drowned off Fifty-seventh street...
    Baillet was one of the victims of the storm on the bay. He was out in a rowboat with two other lads of his own age about 5 o'clock last evening when a squall came up, and this, combined with the swell from a passing motor boat launch, overturned the boat throwing the three lads into the water. Two of the boys were rescued. Before help could reach Baillet he had disappeared, and his body was not found until late last night by Patrolman Duffy of Harbor A sound.
    1917 Supreme Court Appeal of Philip Baillet for Wrongful Death of son, Alfred
    1917 Supreme Court Appeal of Philip Baillet for Wrongful Death of son, Alfred
    Supreme Court of Kings County, State of New York

    Philip Baillet, as Administrator for Alfred Baillet, deceased, Plaintiff
    vs.
    Frank B. Borrick, Martin Dahlan, Harry A. Schroeder and Joseph Quinn, Defendants

    Aug 1915- Apr 1917 Original civil case brought by Philip Baillet against the Defendants
    1 May 1917- Kings County, NY Court found in favor of the Defendants, including costs and Case Dismissed

    7 May 1917- Notice of Appeal to Supreme Court filed by Philip Baillet, through his attorney:
    - For wrongful death in the drowning of Alfred Baillet on 27 Jun 1915.
    - To recover "sustained damages in the sum of $10,000"
    6 Aug 1917- Settlement of Appeal case [no details of the settlement are included in the case file]

    This Case Report is approx. 300 pages and is difficult to navigate online.
    For best access, download the entire book here:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Xfvh8seDqxYC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Click the Gear symbol in the upper right and select "Download PDF"


    Once downloaded, you can navigate the PDF pages (not the book pages) as follows:
    page 286- Beginning of case
    page 288- Index
    page 297- Complaint (detail of Philip's case against the defendants) and Defendant's Answer
    page 314- Testimony of Philip Baillet on 11 Apr 1917
    page 316- Testimony of Emma Baillet
    page 409- Testimony of Philip Baillet, Jr.
    page 436- Further Testimony of Philip Baillet, Jr.
    page 510- Final Settlement Order of Appeal Case and Order to File [with the Court]

    The full case runs from page 286 to page 577.