The Family Scandal...
In 1883, Alexander Harvey, husband of Adelia Harvey and father
of Jennie Harvey (11 years old at the time), was found to have been
having an affair with an unmarried woman named Mary Amanda Wynkoop.
Miss Wynkoop was employed at Washington Mills, where Alexander was a
The Wynkoops were a very religious family, upstanding members of the
Gloucester community. On June 5th, when Mary Amanda's siblings found out
about the affair,
Alexander on the street for harming their good name.
Born this Year...
- Jennie Harvey's (later Fitzsimmons) brother and sister both died
of scarlet fever within a few weeks of each other.
Here are the death certificates of
Alexander Harvey Jr.
Laura D Harvey
(Courtesy of Bill Fitzsimmons)
The World in 1883...
1883 Photo Gallery...
1883 at the track...