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Geneva Gazette, Geneva, January 4, 1832 by Cheri Branca
The Observer, Dundee, NY Wednesday, Sept.8, 1886 by Cathy Coon
The friends of Miss Stella Huey were saddened to hear of her death on Friday last. She died of consumption at the home of her maternal grandfather Wm. Pangburn, of Elmira, at the early age of 22. The remains were brought there for burial. “Friend after friend departs; who has not lost a friend?”
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, NY Thurs Jan 2,1896 by: G. Subyak
WAS A GHASTLY SIGHT
Man Found With His Head Crushed and Brains Knocked Out, And His Body Frozen
Oliver O'Neil of Penn Yan, Formerly a Pennsylvania Lumberman, Killed by the Cars -- Yates
Yesterday morning the lifeless body of a man was found under a trestle of the Northern Central railroad near OAKLEY's farm in Milo, about two miles south of Penn Yan.
THOMPKINS was notified, and the remains were taken
to the undertaking rooms of C. H. Knapp in Penn Yan. The man
was evidently struck by the north-bound passenger train Tuesday evening, as that
train had considerable blood on its engine as was afterward discovered.
One side of the unfortunate man's face and head was horribly smashed, so that his
brains fell from the cavity. It appears as though he was lying on the track when struck
instead of walking along. The trestle from where he fell to the roadway
beneath is a distance of several feet, the roadway being used merely for farm
Upon investigation it was learned that the unfortunate man's name is Oliver O'NEIL, and that he has been working this summer on the farm of Charles BULPIN, in the town of Milo. Others say that later he has been working for Mr. TOWNSEND, who lives beyond Milo Center, which may prove true, as he evidently intended to go to Milo station on the Northern Central road, as he was given eight cents for this purpose by a Penn Yan individual, which was found on his persons done up in some paper. As near as can be learned O'NEIL was in Penn Yan Tuesday and imbibed rather freely, and after receiving the eight cents either forgot to buy his ticket or was too drunk to know what he was doing, and probably started on the tracks to walk home. It is said that he took supper at Rant VAN SCOY's, who resides in the neighborhood where he was found, and afterward started for Milo on the tracks, and was struck by the 7:30 passenger train.
The deceased was about 40 years of age, of medium height,
and weighed probably 140 or 150 pounds. He was well-known by Owen
HOBAN, of Penn Yan, who says that he first met him at Tiadaghton, Pa., three
or four years ago, when he was engaged in the lumbering business there. O'NEIL
then was employed on an adjoining lumbering tract. Afterwards
O'NEIL worked in Elmira, and came to this county in the early summer. One
day when he first came here he called on Mr. HOBAN, and he gave him his dinner. He says that the unfortunate man was of a happy disposition, but occasionally might imbibe too freely. The body was badly frozen when found, and the unfortunate man was thinly and poorly clad. An inquest will probably be held Thursday by the coroner.
The law and Order League of the town of Starkey will meet for the transaction of important business on Saturday, January 4th.
Before the police justice in Penn Yan Tuesday, Charles RANDEL, who was arrested for keeping a disorderly house, was discharged, as was Cora MILLER, charged as an inmate.
Peter G. PUTMAN died at Pine Valley on Saturday last, aged 83 years. He was the father of Mrs. (unreadable) and Mrs. Robert BURDGE, of Dundee. The remains were brought to Himrods Tuesday for burial.
Geneva Advertiser, Geneva, NY, March 10, 1891 by Cheri Branca
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, Monroe, NY Jan 1,1897 by: G. Subyak
Charles HOBBINS, a young man about 21 years of age, died in Milo Wednesday night of typhoid fever.
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