Capt. James M. Hand was lost at sea in late November of 1872. The Schooner C. C. Griswold was lost on Lake Superior. There were no survivors. Several biographies of ships' captains are found on the Great Lakes Maritime Historyweb site. (James M. Hand is discussed under the biography Elmer Hand.)
By 1917, Mrs. Patience Hand had moved to Buffalo. She died there on March 4, 1917. Both James M. Hand and Patience Hand are buried in Oakland Cemetery.