Henry Floy dies


Publication: Middletown Times-Press

Middletown, NY, United States
vol. 44, no. 176, p. 8, col. 3



Former Proprietor of

Electrical Plant


New York, May 22 Henry Floy, electrical and mechanical engineer, and the first in his profession to install a 25,000 volt high-tension electric transmission underground, died suddenly on Friday at his home, 215 West 98th street. He was 48 years old.

Mr. Floy was born in Elizabeth, N. J., and after obtaining the degrees of A. B. and A. M. at Wesleyan University he went to Cornell, where he received an M. E. degree in 1891. From then until 1898 he was employed in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Minneapolis by the Westinghouse Electric Company. Then he came to this city, and was associated with Prof. R. C. Carpenter of Cornell as consulting engineer. Three years later he went into business for himself. He was the author of several books on technical subjects which met with high favor in his profession, and was a member of many engineering associations. In 1895 he married Miss Alice Benschoten of Orange, N. J.

Mr. Floyd [sic] Floy built the Neversink Light & Power plant at Cuddebackville, and was at one time proprietor of the plant here, with Phillip Johnson.

Keywords:Henry Floy
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 21, 2007 by: Bob Stahr;