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Subject: [NYFINGERLAKES] Chronicle - Express, 17 Nov 1938 ( Cont'd )
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 03:12:48 -0500 (EST)
DEATH TAKES LATE ACCIDENT VICTIM
Lieut. D. COMSTOCK of Bellona To Be Buried at Arlington- W.S. CARROLL,
Mrs. G.R. AINSWORTH, Other Deaths.
Tuesday afternoon, November 15, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
hospital, from which he was but recently released following a traffic
accident, Lieutenant Donald COMSTOCK of Bellona passed away, aged 49
Mr. COMSTOCK while returning home from Penn Yan on October 6th, was
seriously in a crash of cars at Shaw's corner's, Penn Yan-Dresden state
road, shortly after the new highway was opened to traffic. But two weeks
ago he was released from the hospital and returned home, wearing two
casts, since both of his legs as well as ribs were fractured. A major
operation became necessary however, and was performed Sunday.
Active in the work of Lake Keuka chapter, Isaac Walton league of
America, he served as secretary of the district vice-president in the
state. He was master of the Benton grange, active in promoting the
annual fair of the Yates County Agricultural Society and in Bellona
community projects. Mr. CONSTOCK served in the United Stats Navy, from
active service in which he was retired because of ill health incurred
while in the submarine squadron. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant.
Surviving are his wife and two sisters , Mrs. Cora HADLEY of Seneca
Falls and Miss Helen COMSTOCK of Dover, Del.
Funeral services will be held from St. Mark's Episcopal church in Penn
Yan, Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John E. WOOTTEN rector, officiating.
The Masonic lodge, F. and A. M., of which he was a member, also the
Johnson-Costello post, American legion will be in attendence. Burial
will be in the Arlington National cemetary, Ft. Myers, Va., Saturday at
10 a.m. with military honors.
Miss Dora GREEN
(from Pulteney Correspondent)
Miss Dora GREEN of Syracuse passed away early Sunday morning, November
13, at the home of Mrs. Lillian HOWELL. She was 75 years of age.
Surviving is a sister Mrs. Loretta BORELAND of Syracuse and Pulteney.
George SIMMONS aged 68 years, died Saturday, November 12, at 257 Lake
street, Penn Yan, after a long illness.
He is survived by his widow, a niece and several cousins.
The Rev. Ellroy D. VAN DYKE, pastor of the First Methodist church in
Penn Yan, officiated at funeral servives which were held from Corcoran
Funeral home Monday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was made in Lake View cemetery.
Mr. SIMMONS was for many years shipping clerk in the Pennsylvania
railroad station in Penn Yan and later with the Finger Lakes of the
Comstock Canning corporation. At one time he ran a sewing machine repair
shop in the Arcade building which later developed into the Needlecraft
shop which is now operated by his wife.
Elmer H. PADDOCK, Veteran Railroad Employee Passes
(from Dundee Correspondent)
Pensioned only four years ago by the New York Central railroad which he
had served for 50 years, Elmer H. PADDOCK, aged 71, died at his home, 89
Seneca street, Dundee, Friday November 11th. His death was very
un-expected. He had been out for a walk an hour before his death, ate
dinner and died in his chair.
Mr. PADDOCK was born in Middleville, Mich, May 2, 1867. He came to
Dundee at the age of two. He attended Dundee Preparatory school under
John KLINE as principal.
On December 2, 1891 he married Mary Frances McCLOUD of Dundee. At age
16, he started work as telegraph operator for the Fall Brook Railroad
company. A few years later he succeeded William MOORE as agent for
railroad and express. When the New York Central took over the Fall Brook
Railroad company, Mr. PADDOCK continued as agent. He retired after 50
years of service on July 1, 1934. The messages of Mr. PADDOCK's death
were sent out with the same telegraph key he had used for 50 years.
He was a member of the Dundee Presbyterian church, charter member and
past nobel grand of Dundee I.O.O.F.; Order of Railway Telegraphers until
his death; and an honorary of New York Railroad Veterns association.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances PADDOCK of Dundee; two sons, Harold
M. and Gaylord PADDOCK, both of Dundee; three grandsons, Ford D. and
Gaylord PADDOCK of Rochester, and E. Bruce of Dundee; a grandaughter,
Joyce Ann PADDOCK of Rochester; and a nephew, Guy PADDOCK of Rochester.
Funeral services were coducted by Rev. George McCULLOUGH. pastor of
Dundee Presbyterian church the home Monday at 2 p.m.. Burial in Hillside
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