Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
Thomas Caute Reynolds (1821-1887) —
also known as Thomas C. Reynolds —
Born in South Carolina, October
Attorney for Missouri, 1853-57; Lieutenant
Governor of Missouri, 1860-61; Confederate Governor of Missouri
(in exile), 1962-65.
himself by leaping
down an elevator shaft at the Customs House, St.
Louis, Mo., March
30, 1887 (age 65 years, 170
Interment at Calvary
Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Isaac M. Jordan (1835-1890) —
Born in Mifflinburg, Union
County, Pa., May 5,
Democrat. One of the founders
of Sigma Chi fraternity in 1855; U.S.
Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1883-85.
Died from injuries received in an elevator accident in
County, Ohio, December
3, 1890 (age 55 years, 212
Interment at Spring
Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Henry Bischoff, Jr. (1852-1913) —
of New York, New York
Born in New York, New York
County, N.Y., August
Common pleas court judge in New York, 1895; Justice of
New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1913; died in office
While taking an ascending elevator to his office
in the Emigrants Industrial Savings Bank Building, he got off at the
wrong floor, and while trying to re-enter the elevator, he hit his
head on a door frame, smashing some glass, and fell about
150 feet down the elevator shaft to his death, in Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., March
28, 1913 (age 60 years, 224
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
of Henry Bischoff (1827-1902) and Amelia (Bolte) Bischoff
(1833-1889); married to Annie Louise Moshier
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William Porter Witherow (1888-1960) —
also known as William P. Witherow —
of Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Born in Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), Allegheny
County, Pa., April
director; delegate to Republican National Convention from
Died, from a cerebral
hemorrhage, in the elevator of the Farmers Bank Building,
County, Pa., January
7, 1960 (age 71 years, 267
Interment at Homewood
Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Gilbert J. DiNello (1935-1996) —
of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb
County, Mich.; Clinton Township, Macomb
Born in Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich., February
estate broker; member of Michigan
state house of representatives 73rd District, 1973-78; member of
state senate 26th District, 1979-94; defeated (Republican), 1994;
candidate in Republican primary for U.S.
Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1996.
of Columbus; Eagles;
Died of a heart
attack, on an escalator at the Somerset Mall shopping
center, Troy, Oakland
County, Mich., 1996