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Coroner's Reports from the Delaware County Board of Supervisors books.
The date shown is the year the reports were reported to the Board.

Transcribed by Linda Ogborn, February 2002.

NAME BD. MINUTES CAUSE OF DEATH
Abbazio, Tony 1904 March 21, 1904 visited East Branch and made an examination of the body of Tony Abbazio, an Italian who was killed while at labor on the O & W R. R. by the falling of a derrick. There was found on his body $130, which I turned over to the County Treasurer and took receipt for same.
Adair, Sarah 1919 On Nov. 29, 1918 was called to East Meredith to investigate the death of Sarah Adair. Found death due to old age.
Adams, Louis 1914 On July 5, 1914, I was called to view the body of Louis Adams, who was found dead in the fire box of a New York, Ontario & Western Railroad engine. Death due to electrical shock. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Adams, Wallace 1922 On Dec. 23, 1921, called to Lordville. Viewed the body of Wallace Adams, age 63 years, whose frozen body hung from the limb of a tree in the woods. After examination and inquisition I rendered verdict that death was caused by suicide. He had left his home nearby with a rope on the morning of Dec. 23rd. There was nothing of value found on his body.
Ahlgren, Earnest 1918 On June 30, 1918 was called to DeLancey to view the body of Earnest Ahlgren. Found death due to accidental drowning.
Alberti, Sam 1937 On Apr. 27, 1936 I was called up Sands Creek to view the body of Sam Alberti. Mistaken for a woodchuck, he had been shot through the head with a rifle bullet fired by his son. The circumstances of this case were fully covered by my inquest report. The case appears to have been entirely accidental and the son was not held.
Allison, William 1922 On Nov.30, 1921, I was called to Grand Gorge to investigate the death of William Allison, colored, employed at Shaft One of the Ulen Construction Company. Through an error the body had been removed to Kingston the night previous. I conducted an inquest and found that Allison had been murdered by a fellow workman, Edward Goodal. On Dec. 1, 1921, with Dr. G. L. Hubbell of Stamford, I went to Kingston and performed an autopsy. On Dec. 21, 1921, I concluded my inquest at Prattsville, NY.
Alton, Westley 1927 On July 9, 1927, I was called to Margaretville to investigate death of Westley Alton, aged 79, of Arena, who died suddenly at Margaretville while riding in an automobile, and found that death was due to angina pectoris.
Anderson, Charles 1909 Body of Chas. Anderson found dead and mangled by the cars at Fordville, N.Y., Oct. 10, 1909. Evidence showed he was intoxicated late the night before and probably was struck by a night train while crossing the tracks to a box car in which he slept. Nothing of value found on his person.
Anderson, Mrs. Luman 1914 On April 9, 1914, I was called to view the body of Mrs. Luman Anderson, found dead in bed. Death due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on her person.
Andrew, Harriet 1911 On the 10th day of March, 1911, I was called to view the body of Harriet Andrews, who resided at Walton. Found in bed with life extinct. Death due to natural causes.
Anthony, Herbert 1910 On the 6th day of May, 1910, I viewed the body of Herbert Anthony, who resided about a mile below the Village of Walton. Last seen alive by the river bank on May3rd, together with his dog. Death was due to drowning he being thrown into the river or his falling into the river.
Arbuckle, Madison 1924 On Nov. 5, 1924 was called to home of Richard Armstrong, near Walton, to investigate the death of Madison Arbuckle. Found that he died suddenly while climbing a hill. Death due to heart disease.
Atkins, Bernard 1909 On June 25, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Bernard Atkins, whose body was found in the Delaware River at Shavertown, and found that death was caused by accidental drowning while swimming with some of his companions in the river after dark on the evening previous. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Attilio, Dini 1910 On may 17th of May, 1910 I viewed the body of Dini Attilio, who resided at Colchester, NY. Found that death was due to head being crushed by a falling tree. Nothing of value found on his person.
Austin, Alice L. 1928 On Oct. 30, 1928 was called to home of Alice L. Austin who had died from apoplexy.
Ayres, Alma 1912 On May 20, 1912 I was called to Readburn, NY to investigate the death of Alma Ayers, she having died without being attended by a physician. I found that she died from natural causes and had no money or valuables on her body.
Babcock, George 1916 On March 2, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of George Babcock at Sidney, NY who was found dead in Phoenix Cheese Factory at Sidney. Found that death was due to hemorrhage of the lungs. Nothing of value was found on person.
Bailey, Ira Emrit 1922 On Apr. 12, 1922 called to investigate alleged suicide of Ira Emrit Bailey, age 45 years, resident of Hancock village. After viewing body and making inquisition and taking sworn affidavits I rendered verdict that deceased came to his death by suicide as the result of drinking carbolic acid at his home on this day. He left a wife and several dependent children.
Baker, Floyd 1926 Dec. 14, 1925 was called to the home of Robert Utter in the Town of Franklin to investigate the death of Floyd Baker, aged 24. Found death was due to hanging himself with suicidal intent.
Baker, Hazel M. 1927 April 26, 1927 called to Dryden, Town of Tompkins , to investigate the death of Hazel Baker, who died suddenly without medical attendance. Found death due to natural causes.
Baker, Ernest E. 1925 On Jan. 23, 1925 I was called to the home of Adam Cammer at Colchester Station to investigate the death of Ernest E. Baker. Found that death was due to gunshot wound in chest, self inflicted with suicidal intent.
Baker, Fred E. 1926 Dec. 3, 1925 I was called to the home of James Jenkins in Dryden, Town of Tompkins, to investigate the death of Fred E. Baker. Found death was due to a gunshot wound of head, caused by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Earl Jenkins. On Dec. 14th I held an inquest at the office of Samuel H. Fancher in Walton, examining five witnesses. The shooting was decided accidental.
Baker, Lionel 1919 On Dec. 25, 1918 was called to Arkville to investigate the death of Lionel Baker who was killed by a train on the R. R. crossing. I did not hold an inquest as it was plainly due to his carelessness.
Balantyne, William 1921 On Feb. 11, 1921 viewed body of William Balantyne and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Balcom, Julia 1914 On Feb. 6, 1914, I was called to view the body of Julia Balcom, found dead beside the Delaware & Hudson Railway tracks in the Village of Sidney. I found said Balcom came to her death by being struck by a train on said road.
Ballantine, Jennie E. 1927 On Oct. 22, 1927, I was called to the Oxbow turn on the Walton-Hamden road to investigate the death of Jennie Ballantine of Walton, who had been killed in an automobile accident by being hit by a car driven by Mr. Rowley of Walton. I found death due to a fracture of the skull and a crushed chest due to being hit by automobile as above mentioned. I took affidavits of all parties present at accident and turned same over to District Attorney. No criminal negligence was found.
Ballard, Sarah F. 1931 On July 24, 1931 I was called to Fleischmanns, NY to investigate death of Sarah F. Ballard and found that she had died of chronic heart disease on July 23, 1931 at 7 p.m.
Ballard, James G. 1909 On May 27, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of James Ballard who died at his home at Fleischmanns, without having had medical attendance for some time prior to his death, and found that death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Bandendistle, Michael 1907 Of Hancock, died by hanging Jan. 8, 1907. He was known to be insane at the time and evidence of wife, daughter and neighbors was positive. I therefore decided that he committed suicide. Nothing of value found on his person and no blame attached to anyone.
Barber, Adelia 1910 Was called to the house of Townsend Babcock this ------ day of August, 1910 to investigate the cause of death of Adelia Barber, who had died suddenly unattended by a physician. Went there and made an examination and gave a decision that the cause of death was heart disease.
Barlow, Stephen 1898 Usual contents of pockets. Turned over to family.
Barnes, R. W. 1928 On June 15, 1928 was called to home of R. W. Barnes who had died from acute indigestion and heart dilatation.
Barnhart, Harry 1928 On Aug. 28, 1928, I was called to Grand Gorge in Board of Water Supply Office to investigate death of Mr. Harry Barnhart, who had died while driving his automobile. Gave cause of death as due to chronic valvular disease of heart.
Barnhart, Renselaer 1912 Vincent N. Elwood, Justice of the Peace in the Town of Colchester, acted as Coroner in the matter of the death of Renselaer Barnhart, deceased. That he found no money or other property upon the person of deceased. That the facts regarding the death of the deceased as revealed by the inquest, were duly filed with the Clerk of the County Court.
Barrett, John Henry 1906 On July 6, 1906 visited Cadosia and made examination into the cause of death of Mr. Barrett, who was killed near Tyler Switch by being run over by the cars. I found that no blame could be attached to any one, and nothing of value found on the body.
Bartlett, Thomas G. 1909 On Aug. 27, 1909 viewed the body of Thomas Bartlett who was 84 years of age. The residence of the aforesaid was at St. Paul, Nebraska. Hemet his death on the O & W Railroad tracks near Merrickville, NY. The cause of death was due to being struck by engine of train nine, causing fracture of the right arm, fracture of right hip and fracture of skull. Found on his person silver watch, pair of spectacles, $34.62 in currency and jackknife, which I turned over to the Del. Co. Trea.
Bartram, Uriah P. 1896 Found one jack knife. Given to son. No other details.
Bates, Helen M. 1931 On July 5, 1931 I viewed body of Helen Bates who was killed by being struck by auto, death being due to fracture of skull and internal injuries. Dr. J. E. Safford acted as coroner's physician in above case.
Bauer, Fanny 1928 On July 29, 1928, Mrs. Fanny Bauer of 1823 83rd Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. was killed in an automobile accident at Fishs Eddy, N.Y. Investigation convinced me that the driver, her son, was driving in a reasonably cautious manner and I issued a verdict of "accidental death".
Beach, Charles A. 1912 On July 12, 1912 I was called to Sidney to view the body of Charles A. Beach, who was found dead in bed. Investigation revealed the fact that death due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on person.
Beadle, Saloma 1910 On Jan. 25, 1910 I held an inquest upon the body of Saloma Beadle, who was found dead in bed at her home near Griffin Corners, and found that death was caused by cerebral apoplexy.
Beagle, George 1931 On Oct. 29, 1931 I viewed the body of George Beagle and found death due to occlusion of coronary artery.
Beardslee, John 1912 On April 10th, 1912, I was called to Beerston to view the body of John Beardslee, who was found dead beside the cow which he had been milking. Death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on the person.
Beckwith, Samuel 1902 Of Sidney. April 24, 1902 found one jack knife and one empty pocketbook and delivered to his wife.
Bell, Howard 1923 On Feb. 17, 1923, I was called to the home of Howard Bell on the Little Delaware near Delhi to view the remains of Dr. Bell who had shot himself through the heart with a .32 calibre revolver. A verdict of suicide was rendered.
Bellows, Clarence S. 1909 On Jan. 31, 1909 held inquest at Bedell in the Town of Roxbury and found that he had committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Bencoe, Frank 1929 On May 3, 1929 I viewed the body of Frank Bencoe and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Benedict, Delphine 1927 On April 20, 1927 called to Stockton Ave., Village of Walton, to investigate the death of Mrs. Benedict, who was found dead in her room. Found death due to natural causes.
Bennett, Howard W. 1936 On Aug. 16, 1936 was called to a point on the Walton-Franklin road, three miles from Franklin, and found there the body of Howard W. Bennett of Franklin and Bovina, NY. He had been crushed under his car, which was overturned down the bank. Investigation disclosed that said Bennett had been driving alone in his car, returning from work, and that he apparently dropped to sleep while driving. The cause of death was certified as accidental.
Bennett, Alfred 1912 On April 29th, 1912, I was called to view the body of Alfred Bennet, who was found dead on the floor of house on East Street, where he resided. Death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on person.
Bennett, Zena 1912 On April 21, 1912, I was called to view the body of Zena Bennett, an infant, who was found dead in bed. Investigation showed that the death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on person.
Betts, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. 1897 Of Delhi. Inquest with no jury on July 12, 1897. On the person of E. L. Betts was found the sum of 67 cents, one watch and pocket knife.
Bice, Dennis 1898 Found dead at Roods Creek. Found on his person one jack knife, $1.31 in money, one open faced watch. Turned over to his friends, they being of but little value.
Bidwell, George W. 1908 On Jan. 15, 1908 I viewed the body of George W. Bidwell lying dead at his home near Arkville and issued a certificate of death. Owing to an erroneous impression that I was out of Town, William T. Austin, a Justice of the Peace, of Margaretville, acted as Coroner, assisted by Dr. J. W. Telford acting as Coroner's physician, holding an inquest on the day previous.
Bill, Mrs. George 1896 Of the Town of Meredith, on July 29, 196 performed an inquest without jury. Also noted found and taken from the person the sum of $35.00 and valuable effects which were delivered to W. R. Bill, Administrator.
Bisborough, William C. 1916 On Aug. 17, 1916, I was called to Hamden, NY, to view the body of William C. Bisborough, who was found dead in Hotel barn. Death due to fractured skull from accidental falling through floor.
Bischoff, George 1904 I viewed the body of George Bischoff on March 21, 1904, who was injured (and afterwards died from his injuries) at the same time that Tony Abbazio was killed. Nothing of value found on the body.
Bivin, J. M. 1928 On Jan. 7, 1928, J. M. Bivin died suddenly at East Branch, N.Y. of arterio-sclerosis. In another coroner's report was the following: On Jan. 7, 1929 J. M. Bivins of East Branch died suddenly in his bed, death due to arteriosclerosis.
Bixby, William H. 1920 On Nov. 8, 1920, viewed the body of William H. Bixby, aged 35 years, a resident of Binghamton, N.Y. After holding a court of inquest, I found that the deceased met his death near Readburn, Town of Hancock. That death was caused by accident, from a gun shot wound through the breast. That the deceased was in the company of three other me, all of whom were about to start deer hunting.
Blair, Charles P. 1924 On Feb. 28, 1924 I viewed the body of Charles P. Blair of East Meredith and found death due to angina pectoris.
Blanchered, Evelyn 1918 I was called to Horton on the 25 day of October 1918 to investigate cause of death of Evelyn May Blanchered, who died without medical attendance. After an investigation I made a decision that the cause of her death was influenza.
Bleck, Earl 1918 On June 16, 1918 was called to Hancock to investigate cause of death of Earl Bleck whose body had been recovered dead from the river near that place. After making an investigation as to the circumstances attending his death, I gave a decision that his death was due to accidental drowning.
Borrows, Lloyd 1912 On June 28, 1912, I was called to Deposit to view the body of Lloyd Borrows, who was found in the Delaware River. Investigation revealed death due to drowning. Nothing of value found on person.
Borst, Fred 1922 Killed in train wreck. See details under William Lafferty.
Bouck, William Josiah 1911 On the 17th day of December, 1911, I held an inquest upon the body of William Josiah Bouck, an infant, who was found dead in bed at his parent's home near Grand Gorge, and found that death was caused by the child being accidentally smothered to death in the bed clothing.
Bourne, Ira C. 1928 On Jan. 30, 1928, I was called to the home of Ira C. Bourne at East Brook, Town of Walton, and found that Mr. Bourne had committed suicide by cutting his throat.
Bowen, Adelbert 1900 Nothing found on the deceased.
Bowen, Manly 1936 On Oct. 1, 1936 was called by Dr. C. M. Axtell, who reported that one Manly Bowen of Hale Eddy had died at the Deposit Hospital of a fractured skull, the result of a highway accident, being hit by a car driven by Carl E. Mapes on Sept. 27, 1936. Death occurred on Sept. 29, 1936 and on Oct. 1, 1936, I held an inquest at my office. Death was judged to have been accidental and Mapes was not held.
Bowker, William H. 1918 Of South Kortright. Died of organic disease of heart. Found a watch and 72 cents which were delivered to his son.
Bowker, Samuel 1927 On Jan. 16, 1927, called to Village of Hancock where Samuel Bowker had been hit by an Erie Railroad train while working on one of their switches. Cause of death assigned, accidental.
Boyd, George 1937 Two dollars and four cents found and given to near relatives.
Brace, Marshall 1926 Sep. 8, 1926 was called to Bussey Hollow in the Town of Andes to investigate death of Marshall Brace. Found death due to hanging with suicidal intent.
Bragg, C. H. 1936 On Apr. 1, 1936 was called to the boarding house of Mrs. Charles on Townsend Street, Walton, NY and found there the body of C. H. Bragg, a boarder. This man had been sick and had been under the care of a physician who was out of town and the man was found dead in bed by the landlady. Cause of death was certified as natural causes.
Brazee, Martin 1914 On April 12, 1914, I was called to view the body of Martin Brazee who committed suicide by shooting with a revolver. $60 was found on his person which was turned over to his brother and receipt taken for same. Body was near Franklin Station.
Brazil, Ed 1913 On Oct. 24, 1913, I was called to Lordville to investigate the death of Ed Brazil and Charles A. Peterson, I fond that through their own carelessness they were killed by being struck by a railroad train. No money or valuables found on body of Charles A. Peterson; found 20 cents on body of Ed Brazil.
Breakey, Frank 1908 Frank Breakey, Hancock, N.Y. was drowned May 25th, 1908, while fording the West Branch of the Delaware at the ford near Robert Lewis' a short distance west of the Village. It was dark at the time and he was riding with Jack Dempsey on his tea wagon. They drove too far down the river and upset. Dempsey swam ashore but Breakey was drowned. No blame attached to anyone. The body was recovered the following day. Nothing of value found on his person. I decided the cause of death to be drowning.
Brewer, Emmett 1911 On the 30th day of July, 1911, was called to Hamden to view the body of Emmet Brewer, who was found in hay mow with life extinct. Autopsy revealed death due to over indulgence in Jamaica ginger. Nothing of value found on his person.
Brice, Mary E. 1928 On Aug. 26, 1928, Mary E. Brice, died at her home at Fishs Eddy, N.Y. from "general arterio-sclerosis" and heart disease.
Briggs, Ermine L. 1928 On Sept. 1, 1928, was called to home of Ermine L. Briggs, who had died form organic disease of heart.
Bronk, Betsy 1922 On July 27, 1922 was called to the home of Betsy Bronk in the Village of Delhi. When I arrived I found the lifeless body of said Betsy Bronk. After investigation I decided that death was from natural causes.
Brower, Lewis 1918 On Apr. 29, 1918 was called to Walton to hold an inquest on the body of Lewis Brower, who was found dead on the R.R. track. Verdict, death due to being struck by a train while intoxicated.
Brown, Sevillon A. 1927 On Nov. 3, 1927, I was called to North Street in the Village of Walton, to investigate the death of Sevillon A. Brown. I found that Mr. Brown had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.
Brown, Sylvester 1896 Of the Town of Meredith, on Sept. 8, 1896 performed an inquest without jury. Also noted found and taken from the person the sum of $10.72, which was delivered to Amanda C. Brown, Administratrix.
Brown, Lyman S. 1900 Articles found cash $129.40; Gold watch; knife; eye glasses; pocket book and keys. Turned over to Del. Co. Trea.
Brown, R. 1922 On June 5, 1922, called to Long Eddy. Viewed body of H. Miller, alias R. Brown, aged about 50 years, laborer in Erie Railroad work train gang. After examination and inquisition I rendered verdict of death by accident, being killed by the cars while at work in the night of June 4th and5th at Bouchouxville, two miles west of Long Eddy station. Nothing could be learned of the history of this man except that he had hired out to the Erie Railroad at Susquehanna the day before. Nothing of value or importance was found on the body. I took up the matter of burial expense, $90.00, which the Erie Railroad Company paid.
Brown, William 1931 On June 10, 1931 I was called to Millbrook about six miles above Arena, NY to the home of William Brown to investigate cause of his death and found that he had died at 10 p.m. June 9, 1931 and gave as cause of death Coronary Thrombosis.
Brownell, Edward F. 1923 On Sept. 21, 1923, I viewed body of Edward F. Brownell of Jefferson, R.D. and found death due to apoplexy super induced by hard arteries.
Bruce, George C. 1929 On March 3, 1929 I viewed the body of George C. Bruce and found death due to apoplexy.
Bryson, Ella 1919 On August 9, 1919 was called to Meridale to investigate the death of Ella Bryson. Found death due to apoplexy.
Buck, Charles N. 1927 On May 17, 1927, I viewed the body of Charles Buck, who died as result of being struck by auto. On the above date Drs. Hubbell and Safford performed autopsy on deceased and on May 23 held inquest in Buck case and found cause of death to be shock as result of internal injuries.
Buckley, Josephine 1928 On April 30, 1928, I investigated the death of Josephine Buckley at Burnwood, N.Y. I was unable to determine the cause of death but as there was no evidence of foul play decided that the expense of an autopsy was not warranted. I therefore issued a death certificate giving the cause of death as unknown.
Bundy, Margaret 1914 On Jan. 15, 1914, I was called to Delhi by Dr. C. R. Woods, to investigate the death of Mrs. Margaret Bundy. Decided that Mrs. Bundy died from natural causes. Nothing of value was found on the body. Dr. Woods assisted.
Burham, Lucy 1897 Killed by the cars on the O & W. Railroad on July 30, 1897 and nothing of value was found on her body.
Burke, John 1910 Was called on the 24th day of October, 1910, to investigate the cause of death of John Burke, so called, whose body had been found dead in bed at the house of Diminick Gato, near Cadosia depot. Went and made investigation and found that the dead man had given his name as John Burke, but had exhibited naturalization appears under the name of Phillip Klein, and said papers were found on his person. He also said that he had a child living in New York City, from which place he had apparently come, as shown by the papers found on him. Sent telegrams to addresses in New York and waited till next day for answers, but could not find out anything about him under either name. Made a decision that the body was that of John Burke, alias Philip Klein and that the cause of his death was heart disease and that he died on the 24th day of October, 1910.
Burns, Timothy 1897 Of Walton. Inquest held Aug. 22, 24 and31, 1897. Jurors who served were E. P. Berray; W.D. Burns; Paul Nichols; Henry C. Tobey; J. H. Townsend; Edwin L. Guild; Robert Glendenning. The sum of $80.35 was found on the person.
Burton, Susan 1918 On Jan. 29, 1918 was called to Walton to view the body of Susan Burton, who was found dead in a well. Investigation showed death due to accidental drowning.
Bush, Mary 1914 On Sept. 11, 1914, I was called to view the body of Mary Bush, who was found dead in an alleyway in the Village of Sidney. Upon investigation, death due to alcoholism. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Bush, Ruby 1908 Ruby Bush, Keeryville, N.Y., 8 months old, found dead in bed with her mother on Jan. 25th, 1908. Evidence showed baby was apparently well at bed time and that mother nursed the baby at about two o'clock a.m. The night and room were very cold and mother covered the baby with the quilts. Baby black in the face and looked suffocated. I therefore decided that the child accidentally suffocated with no blame attached to the parents. Nothing of value found on the person.
Butler, Jane 1931 On Jan. 11, 1931 I viewed the body of Jane Butler and found death due to sudden heart attack.
Butts, Agnes M. 1931 On Nov. 27, 1930 I viewed the body of Agnes M. Butts and found death due to heart attack.
Cahill, Michael 1913 On March 15, 1913 I was called to Apex to view the body and investigate death of Michael Cahill, whose body was found on railroad tracks at that place. After an investigation I found that his death was caused by being run over by the cars and that no blame attached to said Railroad company. Found $3.00 in money and one watch on his body and delivered them to his administrator.
Cairn, James 1913 On March 25, 1913, I was called to investigate death of James Cairn in Colchester, near Roscoe. I found on investigation that he died of heart disease. Nothing found on his body.
Calahan, Joyce M. 1931 On Aug. 17, 1931 I viewed the body of Joyce M. Calahan (Infant 28 days old) and found death due to inanition and cleft palate.
Calahan, Howard B. 1928 On May 16, 1928 I was called to home of Howard B. Calahan, where he had been accidentally killed by being struck by auto truck. No blame attached to driver of truck.
Calderwood, William 1914 On June 28, 1914 held inquest on the body of William Calderwood, at Peakville, NY. I found that he came to his death while in an intoxicated condition. He was walking on the R.R. track and was struck by the cars. Nothing of value found on his body.
Callen, Irving 1925 On Oct. 12, 1925 I viewed the body of Irving Callen found dead in field, and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Cammer, Mrs. Adam 1919 On August 4, 1919 was called into the Town of Hamden to investigate the death of Mrs. Adam Cammer. Found death due to heart trouble.
Campbell, Timothy 1912 On Nov. 9, 1912, I was called to Cadosia, NY to investigate the death of Timothy Campbell. I found that he had died of acute indigestion.
Campbell, Sarah F. 1912 On Oct. 1, 1912 was called to Cadosia to investigate cause of death of Sarah F. Campbell, who died unattended by a physician. I found that her death was caused by natural causes. Found no money or valuables on her body.
Capels, Thomas V. 1926 Sept. 27, 1926 was called to Colchester Station to investigate death of Thomas V. Capels. Found he had been killed when a Tarvia truck which he was driving went over the bank.
Capiello, Catherine 1929 On March 15, 1929, Catherine Capiello, an infant, of Hancock, NY while playing or creeping on the right of way of the Erie R. R. in the Village of Hancock, was struck and killed by an Erie passenger train. Death certificate issued after an investigation by the coroner.
Cargill, John L. 1928 On Sep. 22, 1928 was called to home of John L. Cargill, who had died from intestinal rupture as result of strangulated hernia
Carley, Infant 1923 On Dec. 30, 1922, I was called to Sidney by the Humane Officer to investigate the death and apparent irregular disposition of the body of an infant born to Lucy Ann Carley, Dec. 23, 1922. After an all ay search for the body I procured an exhumation order and with Undersheriff Stewart returned to Sidney Center and located the infant's remains wrapped in newspaper and an old shawl under the counter in the General Store of one W. W. Mudford. The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of Carr & Hare at Sidney, where a post mortem examination was made by Doctors Loomis and Young of Sidney. On Jan. 5, 1923, I held an inquest, assisted by the District Attorney, at Sidney and concluded at Sidney Center, the same day and decision made that said infant came to its death because of umbilical hemorrhage. The evidence also disclosed that the body had not been properly disposed of.
Carney, John W. 1926 July 23, 1926, found death due to acute heart dilatation. In the above case Dr. Campbell of Stamford acted as coroner's physician.
Carr, Floyd 1906 Jan. 31, 1906 killed along with Truman Timonson near East Branch while walking on the tracks of the O & W Railroad. The evidence showed that they had been drinking and were on the tracks without authority.
Carr, Patrick 1908 Patrick Carr, Stockport, N.Y., dropped dead on Feb. 4th, 1908 while shoveling snow from the walk about is house. As he had apoplectic stroke some two months previously I decided that he had such a stroke at this time. Nothing of value found on his person and no blame attached to anyone.
Carry, Thomas 1916 On Jan. 22, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of Thomas Carry at Sidney, NY. Death was caused by falling from a freight train while he was intoxicated. Accidental. Nothing of value found on person.
Chamberlain, Hopline 1920 On Aug. 13, 1920, called to Andes to view the remains of Hopline Chamberlain found hung to bedstead. The deceased had been mentally unbalanced for some time and verdict of suicide was given.
Chapman, Brewster 1923 On May 27, 1923, I was called to Prattsville by the Sergeant of Police there to view the body of a colored man, named Brewster Chapman. When I arrived there I found that the camp doctor had decided that the man was not dead and so had him rushed to the Benedictine Hospital at Kingston, NY.
Charles, Thurston J. 1926 Sept.12, 1926 held an investigation into the death of Thurston J. Charles of Walton, who was killed by being hit by an automobile driven by Aubre More of Walton. Found negligence on the part of More. Reported to the District Attorney and he was indicted.
Chase, Floyd 1922 Killed in train wreck. See details under William Lafferty.
Chekalofsky, John 1922 On Oct. 6, 1922, called to Stockport. Viewed the body of John Chekalofsky, age about 46 years, laborer, killed about 2:30 p.m. that day. After examination and inquisition of the case of this man, a Russian or Polish foreigner, who worked on the Erie R.R. track, I rendered a verdict that deceased came to his death accidentally by being struck by a fast train rounding a curve on the west bound track. His skull was crushed. Eight dollars and thirty three cents were found on the body. Nothing could be learned about the man or his relatives. He came from an employment agency in New York City. I took up the matter of the expense of burial, $100.00, which was paid by the Erie R.R. Co.
Chidsay, Fred R. 1936 On Nov. 11, 1935 was called to the home of Harry Hopkins in Walton village. Found and lying dead Mr. Fred R. Chidsay, the father of Mrs. Hopkins, with a bullet wound in his right temple and a 32 caliber revolver lying by his side in his room. With the history of ill health, severe headaches and increasing feebleness of this man, the investigation convinced me the would was self-inflicted and cause of death was certified as suicide by firearms.
Chrisman, St. John 1912 On July 15, 1912 I was called to Bear Spring, Town of Walton, to view the body of St. John Chrisman. Investigation revealed the fact that death was due to an overdose of drugs. Nothing of value found on his person.
Cici, Necollo 1909 On July 1, 1909, Necollo Cici of Cadosia, NY was found dead in bed in the morning. Evidence showed he was found lying on his stomach with his face buried in a pillow and that the was subject to epileptic fits. I therefore decided he suffocated while in a fit. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Clark, William 1923 On Aug. 15, 1923, I viewed body of William Clark of South Gilboa, who died in Stamford Hospital. I was assisted by Dr. J. E. Safford of Stamford. Death was due to fractured skull and internal injuries received in auto accident east of Stamford village.
Clark, Marvin S. 1916 Inquest held. Alias George Moring. Found $11.75 the same being sent to his father at Dayton, Ohio.
Clark, Ethel 1898 Infant. Nothing of value found on person.
Clark, Emerson 1912 Vincent N. Elwood, Justice of the Peace in the Town of Colchester, he acted as Coroner in the matter of the death of Emerson Clark, wife and child. That he found no money or other valuables upon their persons. That the facts regarding the death of the deceased, as revealed by the inquest, were duly filed with the Clerk of the County Court.
Cliff, Raymond 1931 On Oct. 24, 1931 I viewed the body of Raymond Cliff and found death due to fracture of spine received in auto accident.
Clune, Michael 1925 On Oct. 9, 1925 I was called to Pines Brook in Town of Walton to investigate death of Michael E. Clune, who had died suddenly without medical attention. Found death due to natural causes.
Clyne, John J. 1907 On Sept. 15, 1907 was called to Sidney, N.Y. to take action, as coroner, in the case of John J. Clyne who, while passing down the D & H R. R. tracks on the morning of the above day, was shot and mortally wounded by bullet from a 32 caliber rifle. Reached his home before his death. Took his anti-mortem statement. Brought the persons who did shooting before him for identification. He died the following morning. From the sworn testimony, at inquest, I found that cause of death was due to gun shot wound pf abdomen; that the bullet that caused the aforesaid gunshot wound, was fired from a rifle in the hands of John Barrissi, a shoemaker of Sidney, N.Y. I issued a warrant of arrest of Barrissi, had him brought before me. Upon being charged with the shooting of Clyne, he waived examination. I forthwith issued warrant of commitment to await the action of Grand Jury on the charge of manslaughter in the second degree. Nothing of value found on Clyne's person.
Coddington, James 1912 On Feb. 12, 1912 I was called to Peakville to investigate the death of James Coddington. I found that said Coddington died of paralysis. I found no money or valuables on his body.
Coe, Charles 1914 On March 31, 1914, I was called to view the body of Charles Coe, found dead on the sidewalk in the Village of Sidney. Death due to natural causes. $64.85 was found on his person, also watch, which was turned over to his son and receipt taken for same.
Coe, Robert 1937 Dr. W. H. F. Newman of Stamford acted as coroner
Cohalan, Ella 1923 On Sept. 7, 1923, I was called to Stamford to view the body of Ella Cohalan who had been run down by an automobile on the Stamford-Oneonta state road within the limits of Stamford village. A post-mortem examination was made by me assisted by Drs. Woodworth, Campbell and Safford. On Sept. 8th, I held an inquest at Stamford and found that death was due to a fractured skull which resulted from being struck by an automobile driven by Arthur Fink of Stamford. From the evidence presented it was evident that Mr. Fink had done all in his power to avoid the accident and I therefore exonerated him. District Attorney O'Connor assisted me with the inquest.
Cole, Nelson 1914 On the 26th day of December, 1913, I was called to view the body of Nelson Cole, found dead beside the New York, Ontario & Western Railway tracks, one mile from Sidney Village. I found said Cole came to his death by being struck by a train on said road. Nothing of value was found on his body.
Cole, Hazel 1910 Was called this 15th day of March, 1910, to investigate the cause of death of Hazel Cole, whose body was lying dead at the home of her sister, Luella Richards, of the Village of Hancock, N.Y. Went there and on making investigation it was learned from hazel Cole's ante mortem statement that she had been the victim of criminal operations, performed upon her by Dr. Phoebe Low, of Liberty, New York, and that one, Eugene Doyle, of Hancock, N.Y. had been accessory to and had advised said criminal operation. I had an autopsy of the body performed by Dr. F. M. Woolsey in which he was assisted by Dr. L. E. Woolsey of Hancock, N.Y. and Dr. Frank Laidlaw, of Hurleyville, .Y. and in presence of District Attorney of Sullivan County, N.Y., and from the findings of said autopsy and further evidence produced, made a decision that the body was that of Hazel Cole and that she came to her death on the 14th day of March, 1910, at Hancock, N.Y. and that the cause of her death was the result of a criminal operation for producing an abortion, that two had been performed, the first on the 22nd day of February, 1910 and the second on or about the 25th day of February, 1910. That said operations were performed by Dr. Phoebe Low, of Liberty, N.Y., assisted by one Addie Carey, of Liberty, N.Y., and that one Eugene Doyle, of Hancock, N.Y. incited, advised, aided and abetted, in procuring said criminal operation for procuring said abortion. Indictment had been found in Sullivan County as the result of said investigations, against Phoebe Low and Addie Carey and that the case of Eugene Doyle has been presented to the Grand Jury at a court held in Delhi, N.Y. beginning May 9th, 1910.
Cole, Infant child of Charles 1897 Of Tompkins. Inquest with no jury on Aug.21, 1897.
Cole, Nora 1914 On July 13, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Nora Cole, at Harvard, NY, and found that she died from natural causes. Nothing of value found on her body.
Cole, May and Ben 1922 On Mar. 21, 1922, I was called to Spruce Street in the Village of Delhi to view the remains of a woman lying there dead in the street. This proved to be the remains of May Cole, wife of Ben Cole. She had been shot through the head and further investigation revealed the lifeless body of Ben Cole on the floor of their kitchen with his throat cut from ear to ear. At a joint inquest held next day I gave a decision of murder in the case of May Cole and of suicide in the case of Ben Cole.
Cole, John 1928 On March 24, 1928, I was called to the home of Charles Morris in Walton village and found that John Cole (colored) had been found dead in bed. Death due to natural causes.
Conklin, Russell 1936 On June 29, 1936 was called to a point on the Walton-Masonville State Road, two miles out of the Village of Masonville, and found there the body of Russell Conklin, usually known under the alias of Russell Alley. This investigation disclosed that this boy while playing on the flat rigging of a wagon, jumped from this rigging directly upon a passing car and the cause of death was certified as accidental death. The driver of the car was Harrison L. Shaver of Delhi, NY and no action for negligence was contemplated against the driver of the car, Harrison L. Shaver.
Connor, Margaret 1923 On Nov. 28, 1922, I was called to Andes to view the remains of Margaret Connor, who had been found dead in her shack in that village. After due investigation, I rendered a decision of death due to natural causes.
Conro, Rose 1922 On Nov. 14, 1922 I was called to Grand Gorge to view the remains of Rose Conro, who had been run over by a loaded truck in the streets of the Village. I conducted an inquest and returned a decision of accidental death and exonerated the chauffeur, who was driving the truck at the time of the accident.
Conte, Tony 1910 Was called to Cadosia this29th day of May 1919, to investigate cause of death of Tony Conte, whose body had been found dead in the Cadosia Creek. Went and made investigation and gave decision that Tony Conte was accidentally drowned, at Cadosia, on the 29th day of May, 1919.
Corcoran, Patrick 1910 Inquest held. Found $17.00 and delivered same to H. S. Graham and receipt taken for same.
Courtney, Robert 1919 On March 10, 1919 was called to Sidney to investigate the death of Robert Courtney. Found death due to suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Cox, Burton W. 1927 On Oct. 11, 1927 I viewed the body of Burton W. Cox and found death due to gas gangrene following injury received in auto accident. Dr. House acted as coroner's physician in above case.
Coyle, Patrick 1908 Patrick Coyle was killed Sept. 3rd, 1908by being struck in the back of the head by an Erie R. R. engine while he was sitting on the end of the Erie R. R. bridge stringer in the Village. He was intoxicated at the time. Evidence showed that the engineer blew the whistle twice to alarm the man and that he supposed he would get out of the way in time which he did not do. Nothing of value found on his person and no blame attached to anyone.
Craft, George 1904 At Cannonsville, Aug. 11, 1904
Crance, Henry 1912 On July 29, 1912, I was called to Cannonsville to view the body of Henry Crance, who was found dead beside the road. Investigation revealed the fact that death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on his person.
Cross, Lester 1916 On May 23, 1916, I was called to Union Grove to view the body of Lester Cross who dropped dead while cranking an auto. Found that death was due to natural causes.
Crowley, Daniel 1907 Died by hanging at Roods Creek, NY, May 15, 1907. He had been insane for ten days from drinking, during three of which he had been confined to the lockup at Hancock, NY. Evidence of brother and others was conclusive that he committed suicide. Nothing of value on the body and no blame attached to anyone.
Crumb, Levi 1919 On July 26, 1919 was called to Sidney to investigate the death of Levi Crumb. Found death due to accidental drowning.
Curry, John 1929 On Aug. 2, 1929 I viewed the bodies of Peter Sidney and John Curry (colored) and found death due to shock and hemorrhage as result of injuries received in collision of motorcycle in which they were and motor car. Found 52 cents and two note books on his body and turned over to Delaware County Treasurer.
Dahn, Fred 1924 On Dec. 22, 1923, was called to Andes to view the remains of Fred Dahn, who had been killed on Palmer Hill the evening previous. With Dr. C. L. Wakeman assisting I made a post mortem examination and on December 28, 1923, with the assistance of the District Attorney held an inquest at Andes. My verdict was that Dahn came to his death about 7p.m. December21, 1923, as a result of being struck by an automobile driven by one Donald Cowan of Andes, while walking on the state highway about one mile east of Andes village.
Damano, Nicolo 1914 On April 30, 1914, held inquest on the body of Nicolo Damano, at Cadosia, NY. Found that he came to his death by being struck by the cars while on the R.R. tracks, his death being caused by his own negligence. Nothing of value found on his body.
Damskevitch, Mike 1936 Also known as Mike Davis. On Oct. 25, 1936 called to Coon Hill to view the body of Mike "Davis" who was found dead at the side of his potato patch. I made a thorough search of the premises and finding no evidence of foul play, signed the death certificate. No autopsy was done as there was insufficient evidence to justify it and nos cause of death was assigned.
Davidson, John 1918 On July 3, 1918 was called to Pepacton and held an inquest on the body of John Davidson. Found death due to being killed on the railway track. The railway officials or train crew in no way to blame for his death.
Davidson, William 1908 On Oct. 22, 1908 was called to Hamden to view body of one William S. Davidson. Upon investigation and taking testimony found that death was due to the crushing of head and chest by a falling tree. A silver watch, a check on the First National Bank of Walton, NY of $29.40 and $42.67 in currency was found on his person. These were turned over to his sister, she having given me voucher for same.
Davidson, H. M. 1924 On Nov. 10, 1924, I was called to the home of H. M. Davidson in Town of Stamford, near Bloomville, to view the remains of Mr. Davidson, who had suddenly died. I found that death was due to heart disease.
Davis, George A. 1929 On April 9, 1929 I was called to the home of Decker Merritt, Huckleberry Brook, to investigate death of George A. Davis, aged 70, and found that he had died of chronic valvular disease of heart.
Davis, James 1926 On Sept. 26th, 28th and 29th, acting as Coroner at the direction of Coroner Ray Gladstone, and with the aid of the District Attorney, I investigated the unauthorized opening of a grave in the Hancock Cemetery and concluded from an autopsy performed on the supposed body of "F.G. Beale" and from evidence taken, that it had been removed from the grave in the Hancock Cemetery and that it was in fact the body of James Davis and not that of Beale. The facts obtained at this hearing and inquest were presented to the Grand Jury and were followed by indictment and conviction of F. G. Beale for grave robbery.
Davis, Margaret Ann 1914 On Jan. 4, 1914, I held an inquest on the body of Margaret Ann Davis near Downsville, NY. I made an investigation and found that she died from heart failure. Nothing of value found on her body.
Dayton, Charles P. 1927 On Dec. 3, 1926, I viewed the body of Charles P. Dayton, and found death due to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Dean, Charles 1919 On Oct. 7, 1919 was called to East Branch to investigate the death of Charles Dean. After inquest assisted by District Attorney we found that he met his death by being shot by an officer while said officer was discharging his duty, the act being done in self defense.
Decker, William Henry 1896 Nothing found. Small Boy. No other details.
Decker, Dewitt 1900 Property found on the deceased: Bills $106; Gold $30; Pennies 3 cents; Silver or lead counterfeit piece 25 cents; One open face silver or nickel watch; two pocket books; one key ring with five keys; one pocket knife; one steel bowed pair spectacles in case; one rubber framed pair eye glasses in case; one lead pencil, 10 two cent revenue stamps. All items delivered to Delaware County Treasurer.
Decker, Ida Pearl 1913 On June 26, 1913, I was called to Harvard, NY, to investigate the death of Ida Pearl Decker, who had died unattended by a physician .Found that her death was caused by perforation of the bowels, following typhoid fever. Found no valuables on her body.
Delameter, Alice 1931 On Mar. 8, 1931 I viewed the body of Alice Delameter and found death due to sudden heart attack.
Deleronzo, Maurenzo 1905 Found one silver watch and $11.02 all of which were turned over to Del. Co. Trea.
Denny, Joseph S. 1913 On Dec. 14, 1912 was called to Shavertown, N.Y. to investigate death of Joseph S Denny. After investigation found that he died of heart disease. No money or valuables found on his body.
DePuy, Frederick 1914 On the 14th of November, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of Frederick De Puy, an infant, whose body was found in the Delaware River below Margaretville, and found that he came to his death by accidental drowning.
Dibble, Mrs. Charles 1918 On Sept. 3, 1918 was called to Walton and held an inquest on the body of Mrs. Charles Dibble. Found death due to being struck by a train while crossing the track in an auto. No blame attached to train crew.
Dickerman, Fred 1926 Mar. 16, 1926 was called to the home of Fred Dickerman in Walton to investigate his death. Found it to be suicide by shooting.
Dingee, Lewis 1908 On March 3, 1908 I held an inquest upon the body of Lewis Dingee, found dead in bed at his home near New Kingston, and found that death was due to natural causes namely cerebral apoplexy. An autopsy was performed by Dr. J. W. Telford acting as Coroner's physician. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Dissario, Joseph G. 1906 On July 20, 1906 visited Tyler Switch and made examination into the cause of death. He was killed at that place by being struck by an engine while walking on the tracks of the O & W Railroad. The evidence shows that he was warned of the approach of the train and that he had no one to blame.
Ditty, John 1924 On Jan. 1, 1924, was called to West Kortright to view the remains of John Ditty whom I found had died from natural causes.
Dropp, Infant 1924 On March 6, 1924 was called to Readburn to investigate the death of the one day old child of John Dropp. Found death due to natural causes.
Drum, David 1921 On Mar. 8, 1921 called to Sidney to view the remains of David Drum, a tramp, who had been found dead beside the Delaware and Hudson railroad tracks at that place. After ascertaining that there was no evidence of negligence on the part of the railroad, a verdict of accidental death was given, caused by being hit by a railway train.
Dumond, Harriet 1921 On Dec. 20, 1920 called to Shavertown to view the remains of Harriet Dumond, verdict given of death from natural causes, acute dilatation of heart.
Dumond, Ezra 1927 On Feb. 21, 1927 I was called to Grand Gorge to home of Miles Riley, to investigate death of Ezra Dumond, aged 81, and found that he died of valvular disease of heart.
Dumund, Abram 1919 On Jan. 19, 1919 was called to Town of Meredith to investigate the death of Abram Dumund. Found death due to heart disease.
Duncan, David 1925 On July 22, 1925 I was called to Granton to investigate death of David Duncan. Found death due to gunshot wound of head, self inflicted with suicidal intent.
Dunham, Alice 1928 On April 26, 1928 I was called to home of Alice Dunham where she had died from diabetic coma.
Dunn, Joseph K 1898 Nov. 15, 1898 the following found on the deceased: Eight cents and a bunch of keys, which coroner gave to his friends. Clothing left upon the deceased for burial.
Dunshee, Nina 1914 On July 1st, 1914, I was called to view the body of Nina Dunshee, who was accidentally shot while picking strawberries. Nothing of value was found on her person.
Dusenberrie, Marcus M. 1929 On March 29, 1929, Marcus M. Dusenberrie of Brooklyn, NY was killed instantly when he fell asleep at the wheel of his Packard roadster and the car crashed through the guard rail on State Highway 17 near Fishs Eddy, N.Y. Case investigated and death certificate issued.
Dutcher, George W. 1931 On Oct. 20, 1931, I investigated death of George W. Dutcher of Arkville, NY and found that death was caused from chronic valvular disease of heart.
Dyckman, John 1924 On Jan. 7, 1924, I was called to the village of Andes to view the remains of John Dyckman who had dropped dead while working unloading coal near the Andes station. I found that death was due to natural causes.
Dykeman, Sarah 1929 On Jan. 11, 1929, I viewed the body of Sarah Dykeman and found death due to pneumonia.
Eastley, Anna Belle 1929 On May 27, 1929 I was called to the home of Bruce S. Eastley, Ferris Hill, Grand Gorge, to investigate death of Anna Belle Eastley, aged 8 days, who had died without medical attention, and found that she had died of disease of heart.
Ebbert, William 1910 Was called this3rd day of October, 1910, to investigate the cause of death of William Ebbert, whose body had been found dead on the railroad track south of Peakville, NY, and which had not been recognized at first. Went; made partial investigation and adjourned until next day for further evidence. After swearing more witnesses on October 4th, made a decision that the body was that of William Ebbert of Peakville, NY and that he came to his death during the night of October 2nd, 1910 by being struck by a railroad train and that his death was accidental.
Edsall, Anna E. 1929 On Oct. 12, 1929, I was called to Margaretville to investigate cause of death of Anna E. Edsall, aged 74, who was found dead in bed by her niece, and gave cause of death as due to acute indigestion and chronic valvular heart disease. Dr. John Telford assisted in investigation.
Edsall, Nellie P. 1936 On Feb. 10, 1936, investigated death of Nellie Edsall, Roxbury, N.Y., who died suddenly in her home, and gave as cause of death chronic valvular heart disease.
Edwards, Patrick 1896 Nothing of special value found. Turned over to brother. No other details.
Edwards, Francis 1928 On Sept. 28, 1928, Francis Edwards died at Horton, N.Y. from pulmonary tuberculosis and epilepsy.
Eggler, Elsie 1918 I was called to Peakville on the 12th day of July, 1918 to investigate cause of Elsie Eggler, who had died without medical attendance. After making an investigation gave decision that her death was due to cancer.
Eggleston, Charles H. 1924 On March 5, 1924 was called to Sidney Center to view the body of Charles H. Eggleston. Found death due to gun shot wound of heart, self inflicted with suicidal intent.
Eldred, Louis 1928 On Marc. 5, 1928, I was advised by Dr. Axtell of Deposit that Louis Eldred of Delhi had been killed in an automobile accident at Cannonsville. I requested Dr. Axtell to go to the scene of the accident and take charge of the case. Later in the day at the request of the State Police I went to Deposit where the body of Eldred had been moved, and performed an autopsy on body, also took affidavits of the other members of the party. After doing so I decided that Raymond Sliter, driver of the car, could not be held criminally responsible for the accident.
Elliott, Joseph 1927 On Ma 21, 1927 I was called to Arena to investigate death of Joseph Elliott, aged about 70 years, and gave cause of death as due to angina pectoris.
Elliott, James 1918 On Jan. 30, 1918 was called to Colchester to investigate the death of James Elliott, who was found dead in the woods. Investigation showed death due to a log accidentally rolling across his neck.
Ellis, Martin 1906 On Mar. 21 and 22, 1906 made examination on the body. Found dead near Stiles Settlement in Deposit, under circumstances that rendered a decision on the part of the Coroner to the effect that he had been drinking and fell from his horse and was frozen.
Ellis, Orville 1910 On the 23rd day of March, 1910, I held an inquest upon the body of Orville Ellis, who was found dead near his home at Bedell, and found that he was killed by being struck by a tree which he was in the act of felling for firewood, and that death was accidental.
Emerich, William E. 1913 On Sept. 27, 1913, I was called to Peakville to investigate death of William E. Emerich, an infant. I found that said infant had died of convulsions. Nothing of value found on his body.
Emery, Anna 1920 On April 3, 1920, viewed the body of Alvira Anna Emery, aged 90 years, of Hancock, N.Y. Found death to have resulted naturally from old age and body infirmities. She had suffered two paralytic strokes with the past six years.
Ente, Lawrence 1924 On July 13, 1924, I viewed body of Lawrence Ente at Fleischmanns. In this case I was assisted by Dr. Fred D. Wilson and found death due to accidental drowning.
Evans, Nathan 1913 On the 30th day of June, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of Nathan Evans, an eleven year old boy of Margaretville, and found that he was killed by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of his brother while at play. Dr. J. W. Telford acted as coroner's physician.
Evans, John B. 1898 Of West Davenport. Inquest with jury held on Jan. 5& 6, 1898. The jurors who served were Wm. W. Morell; W. H. Gifford; Thos. A. Cooper; T. R. Oles; Herbert Byington; L. A. Rathbone; Chas. D. Morell; E. E. Hill; W. G. Miller; D. C. Daniels; Geo. Ball; F. E. Persons.
Evans, Josiah B. 1914 On Aug. 12, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Josiah B. Evans at Deposit, NY. I found that he had died from apoplexy. Nothing of value found on his body.
Fassano, Angelina 1923 On Sept. 28, 1923, I was called to Coe Hill in the Town of Meredith to view the remains of a child Angelina Fassano, who had died during the previous night. A decision of death from natural causes was rendered.
Felter, Charles 1921 On Jan. 16, 1921 called to Scotch Mountain, 2 miles from Delhi, to view the remains of Charles Felter, an aged recluse, found dead in his cabin there. Verdict of death due to exposure to cold.
Ferguson, Delmar 1908 On the 14th of May, 1908 was called to view body of one Delmar Ferguson of Walton. Autopsy revealed that death was due to the administration of some corrosive poison at the hands of himself or some parties as yet unknown. Upon investigation and taking testimony was unable to ascertain whether poison was administered by his own hand or by parties as yet unknown. Nothing of value found on his person.
Fingundo, Harry 1913 On Nov. 22, 1912, I was called to Harvard, N.Y. to investigate the death of Harry Fingundo, who had died without medical attendance. After investigation I found that his death was caused by convulsions. Found no money or valuables on his body.
Fink, Arthur 1931 On May 1, 1931 I viewed the body of Arthur Fink and found death due to bullet wound of head done by his own hand with suicide intent. Dr. J. E. Safford acted as coroner's physician in this case.
Fireman, May E. 1921 Feb. 15, 1921 viewed the body of May E. Fireman and found death due to angina pectoris.
Fish, Jane 1900 Nothing found on the deceased.
Fisher, Herman 1936 On July 21, 1936, investigated death of Herman Fisher, 3001 88th Street, Jackson Heights, Staten Island, at Fleischmanns, N.Y. and found that he had died of coronary thrombosis.
Fisher, Gracia E. 1909 Gracia Fisher, Cadosia, NY had diphtheria three weeks before her death. While playing with other children a quarrel ensued and a boy aged 9 slapped her face and neck. the next day she could not swallow well and died, the following day. No mark of the slapping was apparent and I decided she died from just diphtheritic paralysis of throat and heart from excitement. I do not believe it could be proven that the slapping caused her death as such sudden deaths often happen after diphtheria. I therefore have not caused the arrest of the parties.
Fisher, Martha J. 1919 Oct. 3, 1919 viewed body of Martha Fisher and found death due to accidental drowning.
Fitch, Cora E. 1912 On Oct. 21, 1912 I was called to Shinhopple, NY to investigate the death of Cora E. Fitch, whose body had been found dead in bed. I found that she had died of heart disease. I found no money or other valuables on her body.
Fitch, George E. 1936 On June 29, 1936 was called to the home of George E. Fitch, Bob's Brook, Town of Walton, and found there Mr. Fitch lying dead. Investigation disclosed he was killed while sawing wood with a buzz saw, the buzz saw leaving the table and severing the body of said Fitch. The cause of death was certified as accidental death.
Fitzgerald, Peter 1907 On the 8th day of August, 1907, I viewed the body of Peter Fitzgerald, at Sidney, N.Y. Upon investigation found that he died of shock and hemorrhage due to car wheel passing over his body at a point just above the hips. At the time of the accident, he was engaged in repairing car on D & H tracks, being under the same when it pushed onto and over his body. Nothing of value found on his person, except a cheap watch, which was turned over to family.
Flower, Mary A. 1927 On Jan. 31, 1927, I viewed the body of Mary A. Flower, and found death due to intestinal cancer.
Fogg, Abbie L. 1927 On Jan. 10, 1927, I viewed the body of Abbie L. Fogg, and found death due to natural causes.
Folkerson, Asa 1918 On June 19, 1918 was called to Downsville to investigate cause of death of Asa Folkerson, whose body had been found dead and taking evidence gave decision that he had been accidentally killed.
Foreman, Virgil B. 1926 May 14, 1926, found death due to organic disease of heart and exposure.
France, William L. 1914 On Sept. 6,1914, I held inquest on the body of William L. France, at Walton, NY. I found that he had died from natural causes. Nothing of value found on his body.
Frazier, Mary 1936 On Sep. 15, 1936 was called to the home of Brinton Frazier. Found there the body of Mary Frazier, wife of Norris Frazier of Cannonsville, NY who had died while in a car riding on the road toward Franklin. This woman had been under treatment for heart disease by her physician at home and death was certified as from natural causes.
Freeman, Bert 1916 On Jan. 4, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of Bert Freeman at Hamden, NY, who died under peculiar circumstances. Found that death was due to acute indigestion. Nothing of value found on person.
French John 1924 On May 14, 1924, was called to Perkins pond near Apex to view the body of a recluse living there, known as French John. I found when I arrived there that his body was still in the lake. I spent most of the day directing the dragging of the lake and with the assistance of Game Inspector Bowen endeavored to raise the body with dynamite. This was unsuccessful but the body was recovered two days later. Accidental drowning was the cause of death.
Fridlund, Alfred J. 1900 Articles found cash $6.40 and 2 collar buttons. Turned over to Delaware Co. Trea.
Fuller, Charles W. 1912 On Aug. 12, 1912 I was called to Cooks Falls to investigate the death of Charles W. Fuller. I found his death was caused by suicide. Found no money or valuables on his body.
Fuller, Bert 1918 On Mar. 20, 1918 was called to Walton to view the body of Bert Fuller. Found death due to suicide by drinking carbolic acid.
Fuller, Arthur Leroy 1913 On May 30, 1913, I was called to Corbett, NY, by doctor Robert Brittain do investigate the death of Arthur Leroy Fuller. In this case did not find an inquest necessary.
Gable, William 1913 On Feb. 18, 1913 I was called to investigate death of William Gable at East Branch, NY, he having died without being attended by a physician. I found that he had died of pulmonary tuberculosis. Nothing found on his body.
Gaffeny, John 1916 On Sept. 20, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of John Gaffeny at Sidney, NY. Found that death was due to acute alcoholism.
Gager, Frank 1900 Nothing found on the deceased.
Gardner, George A. 1898 Of Oneonta. Inquest held without jury.
Gay, Jotham 1904 Found on the person of Jotham Gay, thirty cents in coin, which was delivered to his son.
Gear, Emmett 1924 On Oct. 27, 1924 was called to Granton to investigate the death of Emmett Gear. Found that he had burned to death in a burning house.
George, Lewis 1911 Inquest held. Found five cents, a nickle plated watch and a jack knife, delivered to his wife.
Georgia, Almon W. 1926 July 8, 1926, found death due to crushing of skull accidentally, which accident was caused by being run over by auto truck driven by Myrle Georgia, an uncle of the deceased.
Gifford, W. H. 1926 March 8, 1926, found death due to acute indigestion.
Gilday, Sarah M. 1927 On Feb. 22, 1927, Sarah M. Gilday, died on an O & W train while being transported from Pennsylvania to a hospital at Delhi, NY for operation. After conference with State Department and after investigation of the circumstances, a death certificate was issued.
Gill, Anthony 1926 On July 7th I was called to East Branch to view the body of Anthony Gill who had been struck by an O & W train at a grade crossing at that village. I found that Mr. Gill was the O & W watchman at the crossing in question and that he stepped from behind the "pick up" engine in front of engine No. 407, northbound. From the testimony obtained, I concluded that the engine man of engine No. 407 was powerless to prevent the accident, that he was in no way at fault, and that Mr. Gill came to his death through this own carelessness.
Gill, Fred 1907 Died at Cooks Falls, NY June 30th, 1907. He was drunk at the time and while walking along the street leaned against a picket fence and dropped his neck accidentally between the pickets and died from strangulation. All the evidence corroborated this. Nothing of value found on the body and no blame attached to anyone.
Gillett, Eli 1914 On Nov. 5, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Eli Gillett, near East Branch, NY. I made an investigation and found that he had died of Senile decay. Nothing of value found on his body.
Godfrey, Clifford 1920 On Aug. 17, 1920, called to Sidney to view remains of Clifford Godfrey, found beside the Ontario & Western railroad. An inquest was held and a verdict of suicide by shooting was given.
Goodrich, Orville 1913 R. B. Riggs, Justice of the Peace in the Town of Deposit, acting coroner in the matter of the death of Orville Goodrich on the 18th day of July, 1913. That he found on the person of said Goodrich sixty cents in money, one jack knife and one pair of cuff buttons. That the facts regarding the death of deceased as revealed by the inquest were duly filed with the Clerk of the County Court. That these statements are true. Property fond on the deceased were mailed to his widow in the City of Binghamton.
Gordon, Harry 1907 On July 5, 1907 I viewed the body of Harry Gordon lying dead at Kelly Corners and found that he came to his death from a depressed fracture of the skull. An Autopsy was made by Dr. John W. Telford. Said Harry Gordon having been thrown from a wagon which was struck by an automobile on the 23rd day of June, 1907. I did, on the 15th day of July following, hold an inquest in Crosbey's hall. Griffin Corners, and held the occupants of said automobile, namely W. H. Albro and John Granton of New York City, in the sum of $1,000.00 bail each, for their appearance before October Grand Jury. Nothing of value found on the body.
Goss, Marcia 1924 On July 25, 1924, I viewed the body of Marcia Goss, 4 years old, of Harpersfield, who was killed by being struck by automobile driven by Arthur Fink of Stamford. Upon the evidence of the mother of this child as well as that of eye witnesses to the accident it was clearly shown that the child ran directly in front of the automobile on the state highway, and that the accident was clearly the fault of the child and could not be avoided by the driver. (Transcribers note: On Sept. 7, 1923, Mr. Fink also involved in another automobile accident where Ella Colahan was killed. No charges were filed in that accident either. )
Graff, Marie 1910 On the12th day of March, 1910 I was called to view the body of Marie Graff at Sidney, N.Y. Upon investigation and also from autopsy of the aforesaid, found that death was due to alcoholism. Nothing of value found on her person, except an insurance policy of $158, given by the Prudential Insurance Company of America, also fifteen cents in money, all of which I turned over to the County Treasurer.
Graham, Charles 1919 On April 13, 1919 was called in the Town of Delhi to investigate the death of Charles Graham. Found death due to suicide by hanging himself in his barn. The deceased had showed signs of insanity for some months previous to his death.
Graham, Alexander 1901 Of Walton on May 12, 1901. Found no property.
Gransbury, Charles 1910 On the 16th day of July, 1910 I viewed the remains of the body of Charles Gransbury of Cleaver, who was cremated by the burning of his barn.
Grant, Leander 1897 Of Meredith. Inquest with no jury on Mar. 8,1897.
Grant, Charles 1929 On April 21, 1929 Charles Grant of Cadosia, N.Y. was instantly killed when he was run over by a train in the Cadosia yards. He being trespassing on railroad property at the time. Death certificate issued after an investigation.
Grant, Susan 1904 At Hancock, Nov. 1, 1904
Gray, Elgie 1916 On May 18, 1916, I was called by the District Attorney to the Town of Hamden to take the ante-mortem statement of Elgie Gray, who had shot herself with a rifle, apparently with suicidal intent. She admitted the wound was self inflicted.
Gray, Earl L. 1931 On Oct. 3, 1931 I was called three miles below Shavertown, NY to investigate the death of Earl L. Gray of Hamden, NY who had died at about 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 1931 in an automobile accident, his automobile turning over on him down a steep bank and gave cause of death suffocation (automobile accidental). Dr. Wakeman of Andes acted as Coroner's physician in this case.
Green, Ira 1918 Of Davenport. Died of natural causes.
Green, Andrew J. 1896 Nothing of value found, disposition to Wife and family. No other details.
Green, George W. 1923 On Nov. 23, 1923, I viewed the body of George W. Green of Davenport Center, and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Green, Adelbert 1922 On Sept. 28, 1922 was called to Hancock to investigate the finding of a badly decomposed body about two miles west of the village, the day previous. When I arrived I found that Justice Read had assumed charge of the body and of the inquest and had rendered a decision of death by suicide and directed the removal of the body, it being that of one Adelbert Green, formerly of Hancock but more recently of Binghamton. In leaving I suggested to Mr. Read that in the future, before acting as coroner, he should first communicate with one of the coroners of the county.
Green, Howard C. 1916 On Feb. 8, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of Howard C. Green of Sidney, NY who died suddenly unattended. Found that death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value was found on person.
Green, Claude 1906 On Mar. 8, 1906 visited Trout Brook and made an examination into the cause of death. Killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in his own hands.
Greene, Adelbert 1922 On Sep. 27, 1922 called and viewed the body of Adelbert Greene, age 68 years, discovered lying on the ground in the woods on the west mountainside, about one mile of Sands Creek. The body was badly decomposed and little remained but the skeleton. He had disappeared from his home near Binghamton, N.Y. the morning of Aug. 14, 1922 and had not thereafter been seen. Formerly he had resided on Sands Creek. I appointed Dr. Lester E. Woolsey as coroner's physician on this case. After full examination and inquisition and from the strips of his shirt tied together in a rope, found nearby, I rendered verdict that it is the opinion of both acting coroner and coroner's physician, that Adelbert Greene came to his death by suicide exact means unknown. His time card bearing his name was found in a pocket, making identification certain. Nothing else of value except a few pennies were found.
Gregory, Seymour 1925 Statement of inquisition held June 6, 1925, by L. S. Mallory, acting Coroner, and A. D. Johnston, attending physician, on the bodies of Seymour Gregory and Al Litts, who were killed June 5, 1925, when the milk truck on which they were riding was struck by an O & W train on the crossing at East Branch. The statement under oath of Conrad Kohler, engineer in charge of the train which hit the truck, that he observed all the signals when approaching the crossing, was corroborated by witnesses who affidavits are attached to this statement. On the body of Seymour, $85.46 found and given to May Gregory, his wife. On the body of Al Litts, 12 cents and two pocket knives, given to his son. Statement given by Dr. A.D. Johnston "A. D. Johnston being by me duly sworn, deposes and says that he resides at East Branch, County and State aforesaid, age 74 years, by occupation, physician, that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I have examined the body of Seymour Gregory and found the body nearly decapitated, top of head nearly gone. Both legs cut off and other injuries such as might have been received by being thrown under a train of cars and that the above injuries were sufficient to cause death." See further statements made under Al Litts.
Griffin, John 1898 June 3rd, 1898. Found 46 cents, paid over to his father.
Groath, Peter 1906 On Feb. 26, 1906 made examination as to cause of death. Death came by being run over by a train of cars on the N.Y. & E. R. railroad Co. and that no blame could be attached to his death. Found nothing of value on the body.
Grocondo, Edward 1919 On July 23, 1919 was called to investigate the death of Edward Grocondo in the Town of Colchester. Found death due to accidental drowning.
Guild, George E. 1924 On Dec. 1, 1923 was called to Mead Street, Walton, where George E. Guild had just been found dead on the street. Found death due to natural causes.
Gummon, Samuel 1907 On Nov.26, 1907 I visited the late residence of Samuel Gummon and made an examination into the cause of death of the said Gummon and found that he died of natural causes and that I employed Dr. Hitchcock to make a post mortem of the body and found from his testimony and that of others that he died as stated. Nothing of value was found on his body.
Hafele, Roy 1913 On Jan.29, 1913 I was called to Berry Brook, NY to investigate death of Roy Hafele, infant, who had died without medical attendance. I found death was due to premature birth. I found no money or valuables.
Haight, Ella 1908 On the 24th of May, 1908, was called to Sidney Centre to view the body of Ella Haight. Upon investigation and taking testimony found that the aforesaid came to her death by strangulation by suspending herself from a clothesline, one end of which was fastened about her neck and the other end to a beam in the barn. Nothing of value found on her person.
Hall, Derwin 1919 On Jan. 3, 1919 was called to the town of Hamden to investigate the death of Derwin Hall. Found he had taken his life by hanging himself with a rope in his barn.
Hall, George 1912 On June 30, 1912 I was called to Horton, N.Y. to investigate the death of George Hall. I found he had been accidentally killed by the cars while intoxicated. No money or other valuables found on his body.
Halliday, John 1913 On April 4, 1913, I was called to Peakville to investigate the death of John Halliday, who had been found dead by the side of the highway. After investigation I found that he had died of an epileptic seizure. No money or valuables found on his body.
Halmadge, John B. 1931 On Feb. 14, 1931 I viewed the body of John B. Halmadge and found death due to chronic Bright's disease.
Hammond, David 1919 On Oct. 14, 1919 was called to Bovina to investigate the death of David Hammond. Found death due to apoplexy.
Hammond, Edith 1937 Dr. J. F. Duell acted as coroner's physician
Hancock, Herman 1916 On Aug. 21, 1916, I was called to Sidney Center to hold inquest on the body of Herman Hancock, who died suddenly under peculiar circumstances. Found that death was due to acute indigestion.
Hanford, Charles 1926 Oct. 8, 1926, viewed the body and found death due to myocarditis.
Hanmer, Mrs. Abbie 1896 Of the Town of Andes on March 18 and 23, 1896 performed an inquest with jury.
Hanony, Karon 1906 On Jan. 19, 1906 made an examination on the body and found that death came by the cars at a point near Nichols' store and that there was no blame attached to any one. Nothing of value found on the body.
Hansom, Percy 1908 Percy Hanson, Fishs' Eddy, N.Y. died Sept. 16th, 1908. He and others had been drinking some and later had started for the quarry in a wagon where they worked. The wagon started on ahead of Hanson. He ran to catch it and on climbing into the seat fell backward dead. I decided he died of heart failure and that no blame was attached to anyone. Nothing of value found on his person.
Hanson, Claude 1936 On Dec.13, 1935, I investigated the death of Claude Hanson, Bovina Center, NY, age 23 years, at Margaretville Hospital of fracture of skull, fracture of femur and pelvis and intra abdominal hemorrhage cause by automobile collision.
Harloff, Joseph 1931 On Jan. 5, 1931 I was called to the home of Henry Osche, aged 75, in Roxbury, NY to investigate death of Dr. Joseph Harloff of Stamford, NY who had died while making a professional call at the farm of Ralph Eignor at about 7 a.m. and found that he had died of valvular disease of heart.
Hartwell, F. (child of) 1896 See Slater, Oscar J.
Hauley, Anna E. 1931 On Dec. 31, 1930 I was called to Fleischmanns, N.Y. to investigate the death of Mrs. Anna E. Hauley, wife of James Hauley and found that she had died at about 4 a.m. Dec. 30, 1930, during child birth of puerperal convulsions. Dr. E. E. Champlin of Fleischmanns acted as coroner's physician in this case.
Hauley, Child 1931 Still birth born to Mr. and Mrs. James Hauley, Dec. 30, 1930. I gave cause of death as strangulation. Dr. E. E. Champlin acted as coroner's physician in this case.
Hawley, Charles 1912 See report under Charles A. Tiffany
Hawver, Simon 1926 On November 9, 1925 I viewed body of Simon Hawver and found death due to acute heart dilatation.
Haynes, Harold Preston 1929 On Feb. 14, 1929, I was called to the home of William More, Grand Gorge, to investigate death of Harold Preston Haynes, aged 5 months, 25 days, who had died without medical attention and gave cause of death as pneumonia (Bronchial).
Haynes, Revillow 1910 On March 13, 1910 I held an inquest upon the body of Revillow Haynes, at his home in Mill Brook, and found that while he was returning to his home with a load of hay from Arena, the wagon skidded on the ice and was overturned into the brook, the load of hay falling on top of him and causing his death by drowning.
Hayward, Howard 1937 Dr. Artis of Davenport acted as coroner's physician.
Henderson, R. Ward 1936 On May 11, 1936 was called to the home of R. Ward Henderson, Granton, NY and found there the body of Mr. Henderson lying dead and from the history and the circumstances surrounding his death I was convinced that his death was due to illness and natural causes. There being some question, on the part of his relatives and heirs, of neglect or foul play and at the request of his relatives an autopsy was performed on the 13th of May on the body of said Henderson and cause of death was found to have been from illness.
Henderson, John 1929 On Sept. 21, 1929 I viewed the body of John Henderson and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Hendry, Frank and Ana 1900 Nothing found on the deceased.
Herr, Amelia 1924 On Sept. 10, 1924, was called to Sidney to view the remains of Amelia Herr of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, who had been found dead beside the south bound D & H tracks early that morning. Investigation revealed that she had been aboard south bound train 308 due at Sidney about 7:30 p.m. the before and that she had been missed from the train after leaving Sidney. Further evidence gotten from parties in Bloomville, where she had been teaching and from train and station employees at Oneonta where she boarded the train, demonstrated that she was irrational and there being no evidence of foul play I returned a verdict that death was due to suicide while in a fit of despondency.
Hewett, Guy 1914 On June 11, 1914, I was called to view the body of Guy Hewett, who was found in the Susquehanna River, who was drowned while trying to save life of Raymond Hughes. $6.00 and a gold watch was found on his person, which I turned over to his father and a receipt was taken for same.
Hibbler, Andrew 1913 On March 11, 1913, I was called to Horton, NY, to investigate the death of Andrew Hibbler. Found after investigation that he was intoxicated and was struck by an O & W railroad train while on the railroad tracks and died. No blame attached to said Railroad company. I found on this body $20.00 which was paid to the wife of said Hibbler.
Hibbler, Mary 1913 On Dec. 29, 1912 was called to Horton, NY to investigate death of Mary Hibbler, who had died without being attended by a physician. Found after investigation death was caused by pneumonia. Found no money or valuables on her body.
Hibbler, Michael 1913 On Sept.29, 1913, I was called to Colchester to investigate the death of Michael Hibbler, a child, who had been killed at that place. I found that said child had been accidentally killed by a tree falling upon him. Nothing of any value found on his body.
Hilliker, Jason 1937 Dr. W. H. F. Newman of Stamford acted as coroner
Hinkley, Frank 1906 Found thirty cents in coin which was delivered to the widow of the deceased.
Hoag, Mrs. Charles 1914 On April 18, 1914, I was called to Hobart by Dr. G. L. Hubbell, to investigate the death of Mrs. Charles Hoag. After the investigation I decided that death was due to organic disease of the heart. Nothing of value was found on the body. Drs. G. L. Hubbell and W. S.
Hoagland, Edward M. 1929 On Sept. 30, 1929 I viewed the body of Edward M. Hoagland and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Hobbie, Joshua 1922 On July 25, 1922 was called to the home of Joshua Hobbie in Bovina to view the remains of said Mr. Hobbie, who had been found dead in bed. I gave as my decision as caused of death apoplexy.
Hodges, Gordon 1912 On March 14, 1912, I was called to Sidney Center to view the body of Gordon Hodges, who committed suicide by hanging. Nothing of value found on person.
Hollenbeck, Hulda 1931 On Sept. 9, 1931 I was called to Arkville, NY to investigate death of Mrs. Hulda C. Hollenbeck and found that she had died at about 1 p.m. of heart disease following an attack of acute indigestion.
Holmes, Charles 1924 On Sept. 1, 1924, I viewed the body of Charles Holmes of West Davenport and found death due to acute indigestion.
Holmes, Doris B. 1928 On June 10, 1928 was called to home of Doris B. Holmes, who had died from acute dilatation of heart.
Holmes, Charles H. 1898 Of West Davenport. Inquest held without jury.
Hood, Mrs. Earnest 1919 On July 29, 1919 was called to Walton to investigate the death of Mrs. Earnest Hood who was killed in an auto accident. Held inquest with District Attorney and found her death was the result of careless driving on the part of the owner of the car.
Hornbeck, William F. 1928 On June 10, 1928, William F. Hornbeck died suddenly of cerebral embolism at his home in Hancock, N.Y.
Horton, Otis 1918 On June 27, 1918 was called to Horton to investigate cause of death of Otis Horton, who had died in the road near that place. After investigating the circumstances attending his death, I made a decision that his death was due to heart disease.
Hotaling, George 1936 On Jan. 9, 1936, investigated death of Jacob Gavett, Shavertown, N.Y. who died in Margaretville Hospital of fractured skull, the result of an automobile accident.
Hotchkiss, Harriet 1921 On Jan. 10, 1921 viewed the body of Harriet Hotchkiss and found death due to strangulation with suicidal intent.
Houghtaling, Elias 1921 On June 11, 1921 called to Masonville to view the remains of Elias Houghtaling, a farmer of that place, who had been found dead in bed. After conducting an investigation a verdict death due to Angina pectoris was given.
Howard, Ira 1924 On Sept. 3, 1924 was called to Cooks Falls to investigate the death of Ira Howard, who was found dead in the woods. Found death was due to cutting throat with suicidal intent.
Howard, William 1897 Of Colchester. Inquest with no jury on Mar.3, 1897.
Howard, Charles 1909 Of Cooks Falls, NY on Dec. 15, 1908. Evidence showed that he had heart trouble for several years and was apparently as well as usual at the time, when he suddenly became faint and collapsed. I therefore decided he died from heart trouble. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Howland, Grace 1931 On May 1, 1931 I was called about two miles below Margaretville, NY to investigate the death of Miss Grace Howland of Hamden, NY and found that she had been killed at about 7:45 p.m. in an automobile accident while riding in an automobile driven by her father which collided with an automobile driven by John Lakin. I gave cause of death due to fracture of skull. (Accidental automobile collision)
Hoyt, Max 1912 On 26th day of Dec., 1911, I was called to view the body of Max Hoyt, an infant, who was found dead in bed. Found death due from natural causes. Nothing of value found on person.
Hubbard, George R. 1914 On Jan. 10, 1914, I held an inquest on the body of George R. Hubbard and found that he had been killed by the explosion of a boiler which he and another were trying to repair near Shavertown, NY. Nothing of value found on his body.
Hubble, Wheeler 1909 Aug. 16, 1909, Mr. Wheeler Hubble, of Fish's Eddy, N.Y., started to drive some calves to French Woods, N.Y. He was found dead on the road. Evidence showed that he was seen a short distance f rom the place of death and only five minutes before. Coat was still over his arm and rope in his hand. I therefore decided he died of heart failure. Nothing of value found on his body.
Huber, Albert 1925 On Dec. 8, 1925 was called to view the remains of Albert Huber of Delhi, who had dropped dead the evening before while walking on Meredith Street, in the Village of Delhi. I found that he had died from natural causes, apoplexy.
Hughes, Grant 1926 June 26, 1926 at there request of the District Attorney, I went to Sidney and held an inquest into the death of Grant Hughes, who had been killed on May 22, by falling from a water tower that he was helping to construct. Found some negligence on the part of the foreman, but did not advise further action.
Hughes, Raymond 1914 On June 12, 1914, I was called to view the body of Raymond Hughes, who was accidentally drowned in the Susquehanna River, while bathing. Nothing was found on his body.
Hulburt, Arnold 1916 On May 14th, 1916 I was called to Masonville to hold an inquest on the body of Arnold Hulburt, Infant, found dead in bed. Death was due to natural causes.
Hunt, Benjamin C. 1913 On the 26th day of May, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of Benjamin C. Hunt, of Mill Brook, an old man, who was found dead in the road, and found death to be due to natural causes, namely, organic heart disease.
Hurlbert, John 1896 Of the Town of Stamford, on Oct. 19, 1896 performed an inquest with jury.
Huyck, Martin 1909 On the 23rd day of August, 1909, coroner viewed the body of Martin Huyck at Dry Brook, NY. Forty-five years of age. Found the aforesaid lying on face with razor in right had, left hand folded under body. Found the aforesaid in the cow stable on aforesaid's premises. There was a deep laceration of the throat. The laceration extending from ear to ear and severing all of the large arteries of the neck. Upon investigation found that the aforesaid came to his death by his own hand severing the arteries of the neck with a razor. Nothing of value found on his person.
Inman, Ira 1914 On Jan. 19, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Ira Inman at Hancock, NY. Found that he had been suffocated by smoke caused by the burning of building in which he lived. Nothing of value found on his body.
Irvine, John 1918 On Jan. 1, 1918 was called to Bovina to view the body of John Irvine. Found death due to taking his own life by hanging himself in his barn.
Ives, Florence 1928 On July 16, 1928, I was called to home of Abram Reed in Roxbury to investigate the death of Mrs. Florence Ives, who was found dead in bed. Gave cause of death as due to heart disease.
Izzo, Antonio 1908 Antonio Izzo, Cadosia, N.Y. died Aug. 17th, 1908 from a gun shot wound of back and bowels probably inflicted by either Domonic Caporosa or Demar Pulvier who were with him at the time. These three persons were walking over Hawks Mountain towards Hancock. N.Y. at about 9 p.m. Eight or ten reports of shots were heard and Izzo ran back to the house of Henry Carner and said he was shot. I went immediately and took his anti-mortem statement. All he would say was that Caporosa shot him without any reason and that he was not armed or did any shooting. He probably lied as I found a No. 38 Cal. revolver in his right hand coat pocket with four recently discharged cartridges. Warrants were issued immediately for the apprehension of Caporosa and Pulvier but they have not been apprehended to date. Izzo died six hours after the shooting and on post mortem eleven punctures were found in the bowels and the ball was lodged in the abdomen above the bladder. I still have the revolver and ball, holding it as evidence incase of arrest of parties. Nothing else of value was found on the body and I decided that he came to his death by a gun shot wound inflicted by either Caporosa or Pulvier.
Jackson, W. C. 1910 Inquest held. Found $19.42, gold watch and chain. Delivered to J. C. McMurdy and receipt taken for the same.
Jackson, John 1928 On June 21, 1928, I was called to investigate death, at Hallcottville, of John Jackson, Kingston, NY, who was attending funeral in Old School Baptist Church, and died suddenly while being taken out of Church. Gave cause of death as due to chronic valvular heart disease.
Jaquish, Thomas 1913 On the 30th day of July, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of Thomas Jaquish of Halcottsville, and found that he committed suicide by cutting his throat with a mowing machine knife while in a mentally deranged condition. Drs. J.A. Gaul and C. S. Allaben acted as coroner's physician.
Jay, Howard 1910 On the 9th day of March, 1910 I was called to Deposit to view the body of Howard Jay. Upon investigation found that death was due to drowning by being pushed from a bridge into the river, by a dog, with which he was playing.
Jefsen, John 1919 On Oct. 1, 1919 was called to the Edgerton Hotel to investigate the death of John Jefsen, an agent found dead in bed. After holding an inquest and autopsy we found death due to acute indigestion.
Johnson, Chester 1923 On Dec. 6, 1922, I was called to Fleischmanns to view with Dr. Wilson, the body of Chester Johnson, whose lifeless body was found that day in his bed, he having died during the night. We performed an autopsy sending stomach and contents to laboratory for analysis and on December 14, 1922, I held an inquest in the Village of Fleischmanns, assisted by the District Attorney. I rendered a verdict of death due to acute alcoholism.
Johnson, Lydia 1923 On Feb. 9, 1923, I was called to Bovina Center to view the remains of Lydia Johnson, who had been found that morning in her attic with her throat cut. The decision was that of suicidal death.
Johnson, Abe 1922 Killed in train wreck. See details under William Lafferty.
Johnson, McKinley 1921 On Nov. 15, 1921, called by S. J. Whitaker, Erie railroad agent to view the mangled remains of young, colored man, aged about 20 years, discovered lying along side the Erie railroad tracks about one mile east of Hancock station. On Nov. 16, 1921, after examination of the body and taking evidence I rendered verdict that the said deceased, McKlinley Johnson, colored, came to his death accidentally by being killed by an Erie railroad train at a point about one mile east of Hancock station, about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1921. There were no valuables. His mother, Mrs. Olive Johnson, of Pace, Florida, was communicated with.
Jones, John 1908 John Jones, Gulf Summit, N.Y., found mangled and dead on the Erie R. R. tracks at Hancock, N.Y., Jan. 17th, 1908. No evidence other than the cars as to cause of death. Supposed that he was riding on a freight car and fell off under the cars. Nothing of value found on his person and no blame attached to anyone.
Kane, Margaret 1907 Of Long Eddy. Died suddenly Jan. 5, 1907 while sitting by the stove; sister and hired man present; had had Bright's disease for a long time and died from heart failure. Nothing of value found on her person. No blame attached to any one.
Kearn, Jacob 1896 Of the Town of Walton, on March 19and 24, 1896 performed an inquest with jury.
Keator, George 1906 Found nothing of importance. Turned over to his wife.
Keator, George 1911 On Sept. 19, 1911, I was called to view the body of George Keator, residing near Franklin Village, who was killed by the blast of a dynamite cartridge while blasting rock. Five dollars in currency and a gold watch was found on his person, which were turned over to the County Treasurer.
Kellern, Boyd 1918 On Nov. 21, 1917 was called to Harvard to investigate the cause of death of Boyd Kellern, who had died without medical attention. After making an investigation of the circumstances attending his death, I gave a decision that his death was caused by croup.
Kelly, John 1907 On Mar. 29, 1907, I made an examination as to cause of death of John Kelly who lay dead at Griffin Corners and found that he came to his death from a pistol ball wound in the right temple inflicted by himself with suicidal intent. An autopsy was made by Dr. Elwin Champlin as coroner's physician. Found on the body, one gold watch and $1.76, turned over to wife as Administratrix.
Kenyon, James 1928 On June 24, 1928 was called to home of James Kenyon, who had died from natural causes.
Kilberger, Josephine 1923 On May 5, 1923, I viewed the body of Josephine Kilberger of Meridale and found death due to valvular disease of the heart.
Kilmer, Eugene 1908 On Feb. 27, 1908 was ordered by District Attorney to view body of Eugene Kilmer and perform an autopsy, which I did Feb. 28th, being assisted by Drs. Morrow and Smith. The result of the autopsy proved conclusively that he came to his death by reason of external violence, which violence was inflicted by some person or persons unknown to me. Nothing of value was found on his person. Another entry made later on in the book states: Eugene Kilmer, Harvard, N.Y. died Feb. 21st. I called Dr. A.D. Johnston on the case with me. Rumor had it that he had been maltreated and died from the result of his injuries. Evidence and examination of the body failed to corroborate this view. We therefore decided that he died from heart failure due to acute intoxication and physical abuse. Later the District Attorney held an investigation under the local coroner, Dr. Alexander Hand. Mr. Neish will probably report further as he may think best. However, we still believe the man died as above stated and attach no blame to anyone without more evidence. Nothing of value found on his person.
Kilmer, Eugene 1926 Oct. 13, 1926 was called to Baxter Brook in the Town of Walton to investigate the death of Eugene Kilmer, a child who had died suddenly without medical attendance. Found death due to natural causes.
Kinch, Nathan 1928 Of Walton, NY was killed on Kerr's Creek road in the Town of Walton, on the night of May 11th, 1928, when a car which he was driving apparently at a high rate of speed, left the road on a curve and overturned, resulting in his receiving a broken neck which caused instant death.
Kinch, LaMonte 1929 On April 15, 1929 LaMonte Kinch, of Walton, N.Y., was killed at Cadosia, N.Y. during a sleet storm when he lost his footing and fell from the top of a moving freight train in the railroad yards of the N. Y. O. &W. R. R. Inquest held and death certificate issued.
Kinch, Ralph 1908 On the26th day of June, 1908wascalled to Sidney to view body of Ralph Kinch who was drowned in the Susquehanna River on the 21st day of March,1908. Upon investigation and taking testimony found that drowning was accidental due to capsizing of boat in which the aforesaid was at the time of capsizing. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Kingsley, Blanche L. 1923 On Nov. 5, 1923, I viewed body of Blanche L. Kingsley of Gilboa, who was found dead in bed at home of her brother, Ward Hoagland, of Davenport. Found death due to organic disease of heart.
Kinney, Mary 1927 On Oct. 10, 1927 Mary Kinney, residing at Hancock, N.Y. died after a long illness. He, not having been called within a couple of weeks to attend her, her physician refused to sign the death certificate and it was referred to your Coroner, who upon investigation promptly issued one.
Kittle, Sherman 1896 Nothing found. No other details.
Klein, Phillip 1910 See report on John Burke
Kleingartner, Julia 1918 I was called to Peakville on the20 day of October 1918 to investigate cause of death of Julia Kleingartner, who died suddenly before medical attendance could be procured. After an examination of the circumstances attending her death I gave a decision that her death was due to heart and kidney disease.
Klengardner, Arthur 1913 On July 27, 1913, I was called to Readburn, NY to investigate death of Arthur Klengardner, an infant, who had died without medical attendance. I found that infant had died of cholera infantum. Nothing found on the body.
Klose, Edgar 1916 On October 13, 1916, I was called to the Ouleout to view the body of Edgar Klose. Found that death was due to apoplexy.
Knight, Charles 1913 On Dec. 12, 1912 I was called to Stockport, NY to investigate the death of Charles Knight, who had been found dead. I found that he died of senile decay. No money or valuables of any kind found on his body.
Lafferty, William 1922 On May 26, 1922 I was called to the scene of a railroad wreck on the Ulster and Delaware Railroad one mile east of Grand Gorge Station. There were six workmen killed instantly. William Lafferty, Fred Borst, Floyd Chase, Fred Louden, Ora Worth and Abe Johnson. The wreck was carefully investigated and on May31, 1922 assisted by District Attorney O'Connor, held a joint inquest at Hobart, NY at the conclusion of which I gave my decision that the deaths of these men were accidental and occurred in the railroad wreck referred to above, and that said wreck was caused by the misinterpretation of the orders by the crew of one of the trains involve, namely Extra Work Train No. 21.
Lake, Delbert 1924 On May 3, 1924, I viewed body of Delbert Lake of East Meredith and found death due to acute indigestion.
Lakin, Frank 1927 On Aug.29,1927, Frank Lakin jumped or fell from vehicular bridge across East Branch of the Delaware River in the Village of Hancock and was drowned. From the evidence given by witnesses and the circumstances surrounding the case, a verdict of suicide by drowning was given.
Lasher, Edward C. 1931 On Oct. 23, 1931 I investigated death of Edward C. Lasher at Fleischmanns, NY age 78 years, who was found dead in bed and gave cause of death chronic heart disease, due to arterio-sclerosis.
Lathan, Jay 1931 On Dec. 27, 1931 I viewed the body of Jay Lathan who was struck by auto and found dead due to internal injuries. Dr. Ed. Parish acted as coroner's physician in this case.
Launt, Mrs. 1897 Of Hamden. Inquest with no jury on Aug. 12, 1897.
Layman, Irma 1919 On Jan. 3, 1919 viewed the body of Irma Layman and found death due to premature labor, as a result of influenza.
Lee, Loyde G. 1907 Of Deposit, NY found mangled and dead along the Erie railroad tracks below Hancock, NY, April 21, 1907. Evidence of Harry R. Barlow, a companion, showed that he was stealing a ride on the train and he jumping off the moving trains was run over. Nothing of value found on the body and no blame attached to anyone.
Lee, Rufus 1918 Killed accidentally by team running.
Leroy, Walter 1912 On Dec. 4, 1911 held inquest on the body of Walter Leroy of Horton, who died suddenly without the attendance of a physician. I found that he died of cerebral hemorrhage. I found no money or valuables on his body.
Lewis, Donald 1919 On July 18, 1919 was called to Hamden to investigate the death of Donald Lewis who was killed while alighting from a truck. Held an inquest and found death due to fractured skull. The driver of the truck was exonerated.
Lilly, Raymond 1913 On June 23, 1913, I was called to Apex to investigate death of Raymond Lilly, who

had been killed at that place. I found that his death was caused by a wagon overturning, in which he was riding and falling upon him and that the pressure of said wagon caused his death. Nothing of any value found on his body.
Liquori, Franvis 1919 On Oct. 18, 1918 was called to investigate the death of Franvis Liquori at Walton. Found death due to accidental drowning. This case was inadvertently omitted in last year's report.
Litts, Al 1925 Statement of inquisition held June 6, 1925, by L. S. Mallory, acting Coroner, and A. D. Johnston, attending physician, on the bodies of Seymour Gregory and Al Litts, who were Killed June 5, 1925, when the milk truck on which they were riding was struck by an O & W train on the crossing at East Branch. The statement under oath of Conrad Kohler, engineer in charge of the train which hit the truck, that he observed all the signals when approaching the crossing, was corroborated by witnesses who affidavits are attached to this statement. On the body of Seymour, $85.46 found and given to May Gregory, his wife. On the body of Al Litts, 12 cents and two pocket knives, given to his son. Statement by A. D. Johnston "A. D. Johnston, being by me duly sworn deposes and says that he resides at East Branch, County and State aforesaid, age 74 years, by occupation, physician, that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I have examined the body of A. Litts and found skull badly fractured and other bruises sufficient to cause death and said injuries were such as would be received in a railroad collision." Statement of J. Dwight Wood "-- that he resides at East Branch, County and State aforesaid, age 42 years, by occupation, signal- maintainer, that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I was standing in front of the depot. I heard No. 32 coming and the signals attracted my attention. I observed the regular signals given. I saw the collision, and I was within 250 feet of same. I heard the train blow for crossings at place of collision. I saw the truck approaching crossing at moderate speed and then the truck was on north bound tract and increased speed. Collision occurred immediately." Affidavit of Conrad Kohler "----he resides at Roscoe, State aforesaid, age 48 years, by occupation, engineer, that on the morning of June 5, 1925, at about 7:12 a.m., I was engineer on train32 approaching East Branch. I gave the regular whistling signal and crossing signal at signal post started the bell ringer at the same time Started to blow the whistle the second time about opposite the excelsior mill. After I blew my whistle the next thing I felt the collision and there was nothing on the track before the collision. Engineer states that he gave two (2) distinct crossing signals.
Litts, Al (continued) 1925 Affidavit of John B. Williams "---- he resides at East Branch, County and State aforesaid, age 37 years, by occupation, merchant; that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I was standing on porch in front of my store fixing screen door. Heard the crash, looked around and saw the truck in the air. I ran toward the truck and met Harry Houck coming toward the hotel holding on to his arm. I asked him if he was hurt. He replied that he did not know but Seymour Gregory and Al Litts were both killed. I went around on the other side of the truck and saw the bodies lying beside the track. I heard the whistle for the crossing and another immediately before the crash."

Affidavit of Guy Lewis "---- resides at East Branch, County and State aforesaid, age 31 years, by occupation. R. R. clerk; that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I was near shanty where J. D. Wood keeps motor car. I was on north bound track and I heard whistle blow, looking up to see what train it was. I saw train first. Immediately saw truck approaching crossing and next I saw was milk and cans going. I heard whistle blow for crossing." Affidavit of A. L. Rampe " -------- resides at East Branch,--, age 28 years, by occupation, hotel keeper; that on the morning of June 5, 1925, I was with my wife in rear of hotel working in my garden and I heard whistle blow for both crossings, and I saw truck approaching railroad crossing and it looked to me as if truck drive tried to stop and he saw he was going to get hit and it looked as if he gave it the gas. Next think I saw was cans flying. I ran around hotel and the first man I saw was the truck driver." Affidavit of Harry Houck "-- resides at Hancock, age 31, by occupation, farmer; that on the morning of June 25, 1925 at about -- a.m., I was approaching rail road crossing with truck partly loaded with milk. There was no watchman at crossing. I didn't hear the whistle or didn't see the train until after I passed watchman's shanty. I tried to stop and I say I was on the track and I gave it the gas and the next I knew the engine struck my truck. Mr. Litts got on my truck at my home and he sat on the seat with me leaving my home and on arriving at Seymour Gregory's house he let Mr. Gregory have his seat and he sat on the milk cans on rear of truck."
Lombard, William 1898 Of Meridale. Inquest with jury held on May 10, 1898. The jurors who served were Adelbert Holmes; J. V. Terry; W. C. Shackelton; A. J. Benedict; Alex. Lawson; Jefferson Rockafellow. A sum of 52 cents and one knife found on his person. Delivered to his son-in-law, John Anderson.
Long, Charles 1914 On the 26th day of December, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of Charles Long, an aged man, who died suddenly at his home near Arkville, and found that death was due to natural causes, namely heart disease.
Lord, Adeline 1908 Adeline Lord, Readburn, N.Y. died May 9th, 1908. Evidence showed that she was 81 years old and walked about three miles a few days before. That she had chills and fever and pain in her lungs. No physician was employed I decided that she died from pneumonia and that no blame was attached to anyone, except that she should have had a physician. Nothing of value found on her person.
Louden, Fred 1922 Killed in train wreck. See details under William Lafferty.
Love, Jane 1918 On June 21, 1918 was called to Walton to hold an inquest on the body of Jane Love, who was killed in an automobile accident. Found death due to the auto n which she was riding colliding with an auto driven by one Vere Lakin. In my verdict I censured Lakin for careless driving.
Lyon, James 1906 On July 31, 1906 made examination as to the death of James Lyon, a resident of Deposit and rendered a decision that he came to his death from heart disease. A post mortem examination was made by H. W. Wilcox.
Mabey, Flora 1909 On Feb. 3, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Flora Mabey, who was found dead in her bed at her home near Grand Gorge, and found that death was due to natural causes. Dr. R. S. Moscrip acted as Coroner's physician, performing an autopsy. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Mace, Elihu 1925 On Jan. 5, 1925 was called to view the remains of Elihu P. Mace who had been found dead in his bed at his home in Delhi. I found that death was due to natural cause.
Mackey, Elias 1918 On Jan. 2, 1918 was called to Burnwood to investigate cause of death of Elias Mackey, who had been found dead in bed. After making an investigation, gave a decision that he had died of heart disease.
Mackey, William 1921 On Sept. 2, 1921 viewed body of William Mackey and was assisted by Dr. H. P. Hubbell in making post mortem examination and found death due to gunshot wound self inflicted with suicidal intent.
Macomb, Henry 1897 Of Delhi. Inquest held Jan. 15 and 16, 1897. Jurors who served were Jno. C. Stoddart; John F. VanDerCook; Wallace B. Gleason; Marshall Mitchell; Jas. Middlemast; Chas. W. Graham; Arthur G. Frisbee; M.D. Sears; W. H. Phyle; W. I. Mason; Adam Scott. The sum of $2.67 was found on the person.
Mahal, John 1906 April 7, 1906 was struck by the cars at Peakville, Delaware County. There was no evidence to show that any one was to blame.
Mahoney, Thomas 1913 On July 16, 1913, I was called to Deposit, NY, to view the body of a person found dead which body was badly decomposed. After investigation I found that this was the body of Thomas Mahoney, and that his death was caused by falling from the top of a box railroad car. No money or valuables found on his body.
Mann, Almiron 1916 On Nov. 8, 1916, I was called to Franklin to hold an inquest on the body of Almiron Mann, who was found dead in Ouleout Creek. Death was due to drowning by his own act.
Markley, John 1909 On Sept.4th, 1909 viewed the body at East Sidney, NY, who was found lying in field with life extinct. On investigation, found that death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Found $41.03 on his person, which was turned over to the County Treasurer.
Martin, Robert 1919 On June 13, 1919 was called to investigate the death of Robert Martin, a child, found drowned in Delhi village. Found death due to accidental drowning.
Mason, George W. 1923 On March 28, 1923, I was called to hold an inquest over the body of George W. Mason, at Sidney. He had been killed in a railroad wreck at Maywood, N.Y. on the N.Y.O. & W. Railroad, March 24, 1923. My decision was that Mason came to his death by being crushed between two cars of extra train 161, of which he was trainman, and which train was rammed head on by train No. 56. The wreck was caused by the engine man of No. 56 failing to obey his running orders and take the siding at Niles' switch.
Maxim, James 1927 On Mar. 29, 1927, I was called to Fleischmanns to investigate death of James Maxim, aged 4 years, who was found in stream of water running through Fleischmanns, and found that death was due to accidental drowning. Dr. H. Ward Keator of Fleischmanns assisted in investigation..
Maynard, Mrs. Ransom 1897 Of Delhi. Inquest with no jury on Oct. 16, 1897.
Mazarella, Peter 1914 On Jan. 8, 1914, I was called to view the body of Peter Mazarella, found dead in bead, who committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. Nothing of value was found on his person.
McAdams, Leah E. 1913 On Oct. 23, 1913, I was called to Colchester, near Roscoe, to investigate the death of Leah E. McAdams, who had died without medical attendance. I found that said person died of acute indigestion. Nothing of value found on body.
McAuly, James 1922 I viewed the body of James McAuly and found death due to natural causes.
McBride, Floyd 1897 On Sept. 12, 1897 was killed at the tannery near East Branch. Nothing of value was found on his body.
McCaul, James 1918 On Jan. 19, 1918 was called to Walton to investigate the death of infant James McCaul. Found death due to natural causes.
McClellan, Nancy 1916 On Feb. 22, 1916, I held an inquest on body of Nancy McClellan, at Sidney Center, NY, who died suddenly at a neighbor's house. Found that death due to natural causes.
McClure, Michael 1898 Held inquest at Tyler's Switch on Dec. 27, 197. Nothing of value found on body but a small amount of personal effects. Turned over to friends of deceased.
McCullock, Marie Georgia 1925 On Oct.8, 1925 I was called to Treadwell, N.Y. to investigate death of Mrs. Marie Georgia McCulloch. As the exact cause of death could not be determined from external examination I performed an autopsy, assisted by Dr. Warren of Franklin. Found death due to compression of left lung with hemorrhage into left pleural cavity, when an automobile in which she was riding with Leslie More of Hamden, NY went over a bank and overturned, pinning her under the car. No criminal negligence found.
McDaniell, Ada 1918 I was called to Fishs Eddy on the14th day of August 1918 to investigate cause of death of Ada McDaniell, who had died with no medical attendance. After investigating the circumstances attending her death I made a decision that her death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.
McFarlane, Robert B. 1926 June 3, 1926 was called to Glenburnie above Delhi to investigate the death of Robert B. McFarlane who was found dead beside his car. Found death due to natural causes.
McGregor, Robert 1918 On Sept. 15, 1918 was called to view the body of Robert McGregor, who was found dead in his home. Held inquest and found death due to drinking too much poor whiskey. The sum of $18.85 was found and given to his brother.
McGregory, William K. 1928 On Aug. 11, 1928, I was called to the home of Harry VanAiken at Loomis, Town of Tompkins, and found that William K. McGregor, a summer boarder there, had died suddenly without medical attention. Found death due to natural causes.
McKenna, James 1898 Found usual contents of pockets. Turned over to his son.
McKillip, William B. 1922 On Sept. 18, 1922, with the assistance of Dr. G. L. Hubbell, I examined the body of William B. McKillip, and found death due to internal injuries produced in an automobile accident.
McKinnon, Frank 1918 On Apr. 6, 1918 was called to Sidney to view the body of Frank McKinon. Found death due to heart trouble.
McLachlin, Archie 1928 On May24, 1928, I was called to the home of Archie McLachlin on Pines Brook, Town of Walton, and found that Mr. McLachlin had committed suicide by hanging himself.
McLaughlin, Mary 1916 On June 4, 1916, I was called to Hamden to view the body of Mrs. Mary McLaughlin, who was killed by being struck by an engine while walking on the track of the O & W Railway. At the request of the officials of that road I held an inquest on the following day, after taking evidence found that the accident was the result of her carelessness.
McLeod, Norman 1931 On Nov. 1, 1931, I was called to Andes, NY, by Dr. Wakeman to investigate death of Norman McLeod, age about 65 years, who was found dead hanging to a rafter in a barn in Andes, NY, and evidently had been dead for four or five days. Gave cause of death, strangulation by hanging (suicide). Dr. Wakeman acted as coroner's physician in this case.
McMullen, Hattie 1916 On May 22, 1916, I was called to view the body of Hattie McMullen at Sidney, who was found dead at the D & H Railroad crossing in Sidney village. Death was caused by fractured skull, being struck by engine. Accidental.
McMullin, George 1919 On Oct. 20, 1919 was called to home of George McMullin to investigate cause of death. Found he had taken his life by drinking Aconite.
McNaughton, John B. 1898 Of Meridale. Inquest with jury held Feb. 8, 1898. The jurors who served were D. H. Mackey; Wm. Bouton; Ornan Bisbee; John Gibson; E. T. Wilson; John H. Henderson; James Scudder; Adelbert Holmes, W.C. Shakelton. A sum of $18.26, one watch and pair of eyeglasses found on his person and turned over to C. S. McNaughton, his son.
McTavish, Alex 1927 On May 9, 1927, I viewed the body of Alex McTavish, and found death due to organic disease of heart. On the person of the above I found $327.08, which I delivered to his son, John J. McTavish, and took his receipt for the same.
McVey, John 1923 On July 2, 1923, I was called to Hancock to investigate the death of John McVey who had died the night previous in the Village bastille. I directed an autopsy which was performed by Drs. Davidson and L. E. Woolsey. After the inquest I rendered a verdict of death being due to acute alcoholism. The evidence in this case was forwarded to the Federal authorities for action under the Prohibition Act.
Mead, Benjamin 1922 On May 11, 1922, I was called to the Village of Arkville to view the remains of Benjamin Mead, an infant. I found that death was from natural causes.
Mead, Derward 1909 Derward Mead, age 7 mo. 13 days, died at Elk Brook without medical attention. Evidence showed the patient had bowel trouble for two days and that at the time the father had gone for a physician. Decided the child died from cholera infantum.
Meade, Adelaide 1899 Inquest held. Nothing of any value on body.
Meade, Adelaide 1899 Nothing found on deceased.
Means, Charles W. 1923 On June 11, 1923 I viewed the body of Charles W. Means of Stamford and was assisted by Dr. J. E. Safford of Stamford. Death was found to be caused by valvular heart disease.
Mears, Bertha T. 1922 On Aug. 20, 1922, with the assistance of Dr. G. L. Hubbell, I examined the body of Bertha T. Mears, and found death due to organic disease of the heart. Eighty dollars and 50 cents was found on her body, which was given to her husband, Hilary E. Means.
Meeker, Charles G. 1908 On March 23, 1908 I held an inquest upon the body of Charles G. Meeker at Roxbury who died after an illness of about twenty-four hours, he having had medical attendance, but dying under circumstances which made it seem advisable to report the death to a coroner. I found that death was due to natural causes, namely rupture of the cystic duct of the gall bladder. Dr. W. H. Cullen, of Roxbury, performed an autopsy acting as Coroner's physician. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Mihaljo, Izdanonie 1902 Found $1.13 in money; one copper check (like a baggage check); two passports, one numbered 535 the other one 7208; one pocket knife. Delivered to Del. Co. Trea.
Miller, Ernest 1906 Found nothing of value, turned over to family.
Miller, Leroy and Myrtle 1925 On July 4, 1925 I viewed the bodies of James Williams, LeRoy Miller and Myrtle Miller, and found that James Williams and Myrtle Miller came to their death as a result of a gunshot wounds and that said wounds were produced by Leroy Miller with intent to commit murder. I found that Leroy Miller came to his death as result of gunshot would self inflicted with intent to commit suicide. In the above cases Dr. G. L. Hubbell of Stamford assisted as Coroner's physician.
Miller, H. 1922 See details under R. Brown
Mitchell, Charles 1927 On May 27, 1927 I was called by Dr. Campbell of Stamford where Charles Mitchell was dead before arrival of doctor. There being nothing suspicious in the case I authorized Dr. Campbell to act as coroner, which he did.
Mitchell, Charles 1922 On Feb. 7, 1922, I was called to Sidney to view the remains of Charles Mitchell, who had been killed by a Delaware and Hudson train in front of the Sidney station. Investigation revealed no act of negligence on the part of the railroad.
Molles, John 1924 On May 12, 1924 was called to Apex to view the body of John Molles. Found death due to drowning when a boat from which he was fishing capsized.
Moon, Emogene 1921 On Feb. 19, 1921 viewed the body of Emogene Moon and found death due to chronic rheumatism.
Moon, Charles 1897 Killed by the cars on the O & W railroad on Dec. 20, 1896 and no property was found on his person.
Moore, Francis SS. 1924 On August 25, 1924, in company with Dr. G. L. Hubbell of Stamford. I viewed the body of Francis S. Moore of Grand Gorge and found the death due to natural causes.
Moore, John Henry 1936 On Jan. 7, 1936, investigated death of John Henry Moore, Grand Gorge, N.Y., age 57years, and found that he had died of pneumonia (lobar).
More, Ann 1928 On March 22, 1928, I was called to home of Mac More four miles above Roxbury, to investigate death of Mrs. Ann More, aged 85, who was found dead in bed. Gave cause of death as due to natural causes-chronic valvular disease of heart.
More, John 1910 On the 13th day of March, 1910, I viewed the body of the unknown man, who had been struck by an Ulster & Delaware train on the morning of said day, at Arkville. On the 15th day of March I held the inquest at Arkville and found that the above said person was John More, a farm laborer, that he had been seen on the streets of Arkville the previous evening in an intoxicated condition, and that on the morning of his death he had been seen to walk along the tracks of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad in an Easterly direction, still in an intoxicated condition, that he was seen to sit down on the rail and was struck by the morning west bund train. The location of the accident was at a sharp curve so that the engine drive could not see the man in time to bring this train to a stop. I found that the accident was unavoidable and due to his own carelessness.
More, John 1910 $10.31 found in currency, which was delivered to the County Treasurer.
Morette, Peter 1909 On Aug. 31, 1909 viewed the body of Peter Morette, thirty eight years old at Sidney, NY. At once ordered an autopsy of the aforesaid. The autopsy revealed pathological evidences of death due to arsenical poison. Sept. 1st, opened inquest at Court Room, awaiting further evidence adjourned to Sept. 6th. Sept. 2nd by order of the District Attorney, delivered personally portions of the viscera of the aforesaid Morette to the State Chemist at Albany, NY. On Sept. 18th concluded the inquest and rendered decision: That Peter Morette came to his death August 30th, 1909, at his home in the village of Sidney, NY. That his death was due to arsenical poison, administered with criminal intent by another. That arsenic was purchased for one Hattie Morette at the H.C. Welder drug store. That testimony of witnesses show symptoms of arsenical poison before the death of Peter Morette. That testimony of two reputable physicians show death of Peter Morette is due to arsenical poison. That State Chemist fond arsenic in stomach, liver and kidney of aforesaid Peter Morette. That Hattie Morette, wife of Peter Morette, was intimate with a man not her husband, established a motive for the criminal act. Therefore, the arsenic which caused Peter Morette's death was administered to Peter Morette by Hattie Morette, his wife with criminal intent. Therefore, I hold Hattie Morette criminally responsible for the death of Peter Morette. Nothing of value found on his person. Ordered arrest of Hattie Morette and she upon waiving further examination was committed to the custody of the Sheriff of Delaware County to await the action of the Grand Jury on the charge of murder in the first degree.
Moring, George 1916 See Marvin S. Clark report.
Misch, Barnard 1912 On Nov. 11, 1911, I held inquest on body of Barnard Misch of Lordville, N.Y. whose body was found dead by the railroad tracks. I found that said Misch came to his death by being struck by a rain on the Erie R. R. Found no money or valuables on his body.
Moscript, Jane 1896 Of the Town of Meredith on Nov. 16, 1895 performed an inquest, with jury.
Moscript, Clarence 1924 On June 18, 1924 was called to the Town of Meredith to view the body of Clarence Moscript who had been found dead in his stable. Heart disease was my finding as to the cause of death.
Moxley, Wayne R. 1924 On April 5, 1924, I viewed the body of Wayne R. Moxley, infant, and found death to inaition.
Mudge, Divello Eugene 1925 On Jan. 4, 1925, I was called to Loomis, NY to investigate death of Divello Eugene Mudge, who had died suddenly without medical attention. Decided death was due to natural causes.
Muhlig, George 1924 On Oct. 1, 1924 was called to the home of George Muhlig in Walton village where he had just been found hanging by the neck in the upper story of his barn. I found it to be a case of suicide.
Munson, Lyle O. 1931 On Nov. 30, 1930 I viewed the body of Lynn O. Munson who was killed in auto accident and found death due to internal injuries. Dr. D. Mills acted as coroner's physician in this case.
Munson, Frank 1921 On Dec. 13, 1920 called to Bovina to view the remains of Frank Munson, verdict given of accidental death, caused by being hit with a falling tree while working in the woods.
Murdock, Frank 1919 On Nov. 30, 1918 was called to Sidney to investigate the death of Frank Murdock. Found he committed suicide by shooting himself.
Myers, Cora 1910 On Jan. 21, 1910 I was called to view the body of Cora Myers, whose home was in West Oneonta, but at the time of death was visiting friends in Sidney. She retired in the usual degree of health at night. The lady of the house, upon calling her in the morning and receiving no response, entered her room and found her in bed with life extinct. Nothing of value found on her person.
Nanco, Angelo 1923 On April 22, 1923, I was called to Houghtaling Hollow, near Meridale, to view the remains of one, Angelo Nanco. My decision was that death was due to suicide, he having shot himself through the head with a .32 calibre revolver.
Neidig, Debbie Ann 1911 On the 21st day of November, 1910, I held an inquest upon the body of Debbie Ann Neidig, who was found dead sitting in her chair, at her home near Dunraven, and found that death was due to natural causes, namely, heart disease, with which she had been afflicted for several years.
Nesbit, Mrs. James 1896 Of the Town of Davenport on Dec. 6 and 6, 1895 performed an inquest with jury.
Newcomb, Corydon D. 1897 Inquest held, pocketbook, knife, watch & c. found and turned over to his wife.
Newell, Floyd 1908 On Jan. 6, 1908 I was called to Rock Rift to view the body of Floyd Newell. Upon investigation found that he died of shock and hemorrhage due to falling between cars while in motion, the car wheels passing over his body and severing body in twain. All this was due to negligence on his part in jumping on train while train was in motion. Nothing of value found on his person. A later report in same book states: Floyd L. Newell, Rock Rift, N.Y. died Jan. 6th, 1908, from injuries received by being run over by the cars of the Ontario & Western R.R. Evidence of eye witnesses showed that he fell under the cars while trying to jump on a moving freight train and died immediately from his injuries. Nothing of value found on his person and no claim attached to anyone excepting the boy himself, who had been previously warned not to jump on the cars.
Newman, Joe 1921 On Aug. 25, 1921 viewed body of Joe Newman and found death due to accidental drowning.
Nichols, Smith 1918 Of North Harpersfield. Died of natural causes.
Nichols, Archie 1918 On July 28, 1918 was called to view the body of Archie Nichols of Delhi. Found death due to a piece of meat lodging in his throat.
Niffen, David 1914 On June 6, 1914, I was called to view the body of David Niffen, found near O & W Railroad track near Village of Sidney. Death due to fractured skull. Nothing of value found on his person.
No Names 1926 On Jan. 7, 1926, I was called to view the bodies of four Polacks who had died at Kerryville following a drinking bout. Autopsies were performed on the four bodies and together with the chemical analysis of the stomach contents enabled me to determine that the men had died from drinking wood alcohol. Doctor L. E. Woolsey assisted me as coroner's physician in the autopsies. The District Attorney assisted and helped direct the inquest. An indictment was obtained from the Grand Jury, but the case failed at trial.
Nutt, James C. 1922 On July 15, 1922, called to East Branch. Viewed the body of James C. Nutt, age37 years, laborer. After full investigation and inquisition I rendered, verdict that the deceased, a resident of the village, met death by accidental drowning in the Delaware River near Beaverkill Point, at a deep hole in the eddy. He had answered the call for help and had gone to the rescue of Miss Gertrude M. Yager, age 23 years, of Utica, N.Y., who was drowning at the moment and had gone down the second time in eight feet of water. Nutt, who heard the frantic calls, was at a considerable distance away. Fully clothed he rushed to the river, plunged in and dove to the bottom and brought up the girl, who was taken ashore by others. She soon recovered. Nutt was forgotten and sank to the bottom. When gotten out sometime later he was dead. Dr. A.D. Johnston, of East Branch, and a Dr. Forster of Flushing, Long Island, worked over the body incessantly for more than an hour, but to no avail. He left a widow, Mrs. Jessie Nutt, and four dependent children, residing in a little house within sight and only a short distance from the scene of the tragedy. This act of heroism, it seems, should be recorded and included in this report. Such an act voluntarily performed by a person in the attempt to save the life of a fellow being at the risk of his own comes within the scope of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh, Pa. Consequently, I beg leave to state, that I promptly took up the matter with the Commissioner. After obtaining full reports and sending a representative to investigate, the Commissioner considered the case at their regular meeting of Nov. 3, 1922. In a letter of above date, I subsequently received the pleasing information that the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission had on that occasion awarded a bronze medal to Mrs. James Nutt in recognition of her husband's heroism, and also death benefits until further notice of $60.00 a month with $5.00 a month additional on account of each child under sixteen while the child is dependent and not over sixteen, no benefits to extend, however, beyond a period of eleven years, or the date of re-marriage.
O'Brine, Lola 1909 On June 13, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Lola O'Brine who died at the hotel of DeWitt B. Cole at Arkville, under circumstances which made it seem advisable to report the death to a Coroner, and found that her death was caused by drinking a mixture of wood alcohol and corrosive sublimate, which she drank mistaking it for gin. Dr. C. S. Allaben, of Margaretville, acted as Coroner's physicians. Five dollars in currency was found on the body which was turned over to the County Treasurer.
O'Hara, Patrick 1928 On Oct. 5, 1928 I was called to home of Leo O'Hara, three miles below Roxbury, to investigate death of Patrick O'Hara, aged 84, who was found dead in bed. Gave cause of death as due to apoplexy.
O'Kelly, John 1913 On the 25th day of April, 1913, I held an inquest upon the body of John O'Kelly, who died at Cole's Hotel, in the Village of Arkville, after only a few hours sickness, and found death to be due to natural causes, namely, perforating ulcer of the stomach. Dr. C. S. Allaben acted as coroner's physician.
Ofehing, John 1909 On June 8, 1909 the body of infant John Ofehing was brought to Hancock for interment. No physician having been in attendance I viewed the body of the child. It was very small and a twin baby and I decided it died from undelvelopment and maltrition.
Offenick, Sophia 1918 On Jan.5, 1918 was called to Hancock to investigate the death of Sophia Offenick, who had died without medical attendance. On making an investigation I gave a decision that she had died from inattention.
Oliver, Sarah L. 1923 On April 4, 1923, I viewed body of Sarah L. Oliver (infant) of Davenport Center and found death due to suffocation.
Oliver, John L. 1924 On Aug. 24, 1924 in the absence of Coroner Silliman of Delhi, I was called tithe home of John Burns in upper Bovina to investigate the death of John L. Oliver, who was found dead in bed. Found death due to natural causes.
Orr, James K. 1931 On Sept. 21, 1931 I viewed the body of James K. Orr and found death due to organic disease of the heart.
Osterhout, Vernie 1904 On July 31, 1904
Owens, Anna E. 1898 Of Davenport. Inquest held without jury.
Palm, Robert J. 1929 On Feb. 13, 1929, Robert J. Palm, an infant, was killed in a highway sleigh riding accident in the Village of Hancock. An inquest covering three days was held at which the testimony of his playmates was great importance. The boy died of a fractured skull and broken neck. the coroner rendered a decision holding the driver of the car as blameless.
Palmer, Francis C. 1924 On Sept. 16, 1924, I viewed the body of Francis C. Palmer of East Meredith and found death due to arterio sclerosis and chronic Bright's disease.
Parish, Mary 1896 Of Walton. Inquest held on June 7th & 8th, 1896. No property found on person.
Parker, Frances 1919 On May 3, 1919 was called to investigate the death of Mrs. Frances Parker who resided in the village of Delhi. Found death due to accidentally falling from a second story window resulting in her neck being broken.
Patrick, Robert 1904 On Sept. 15, 1904
Peck, Earl 1918 I was called to Corbett on the 21st day of July 1918 to investigate cause of death of Earl Peck, whose body had been recovered dead from the river near that place. On making an investigation and swearing eye witnesses to the accident gave a verdict of accidental drowning over at Downsville.
Peck, Edward 1931 On Nov. 14, 1930 I was called to Arkville, NY to investigate the death of Edward Peck, who died shortly after getting out of bed at 4 a.m. and found that he had died of chronic valvular disease of heart.
Pederson, Herman 1931 On July 21, 1931 I viewed the body of Herman Pederson and found death due to chronic heart and Bright's disease.
Pedone, Lewis 1927 On March 17, 1927, Lewis Pedone, infant son of J. Pedone of Kerryville (Cadosia, NY) fell into Kerryville Creek during high water and was accidentally drowned.
Peet, Alma Rose 1910 On the 4th day of April, 1910 I viewed the body of Alma Rose Peet, an infant, who died suddenly at her parents home near Fleishcmanns and found that death was caused by convulsions complicating whooping cough. I decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
Pelun, Antonio 1912 On Dec. 11, 1911 attended court at Delhi on subpoena of District Attorney on the trial of one Italian who was supposed to be the murderer of Antonio Pelun upon whose body I held an inquest.
Perry, Edward 1925 On Nov. 24, 1924, I was called to East Branch, NY, to investigate death of Edward Perry of Elk Brook, NY which had occurred on the previous evening. I held an inquest at the undertaking rooms of James Allen of East Branch, NY and later assisted by Dr. Davidson of Hancock, NY performed an autopsy on the body of Perry. After gathering all the facts of the inquest and autopsy I gave a decision that death was due to fracture of base of skull and brain laceration due to accidental overturning of an automobile in which Perry was riding together with William J. Edwards, Oscar Hollenbeck and Albert Perry.
Peters, J. W. 1910 Inquest held. Found $1.05, watch and chain. Delivered to W. H. Hickok and receipt taken for same.
Peterson, Peter C. 1909 Peter C. Peterson of French Woods, N.Y. died suddenly Aug. 18, 1909. Evidence showed he was well as usual and had just been conversing with his wife and son. Went up stairs and retiring sat down in a rocking chair and expired at once. Decided he died of heart failure. Nothing of value found on his person.
Peterson, Charles A. 1913 See report on Ed Brazil
Phenix, John 1901 Found the sum of 50 cents which was given to Father.
Pindar, James 1927 On June 5, 1927 I viewed body of James Pindar, who was killed in auto accident. Dr. Marx of Oneonta acting as coroner's physician. On June 13 held inquest in the above case and found death due to internal hemorrhage.
Pine, Julia A. 1908 On the 28th of June, 1908 was called to view the body of Julia A. Pine of Walton. Upon investigation and taking testimony found that death was due to hemorrhage; which hemorrhage was caused by severing of the arteries of the left forearm. The severing of the arteries was caused by a razor inflicted while in her own hand. Nothing of value was found on her person.
Pluci, Atnonio 1911 Inquest made. Found a wallet containing $78. in bills, one brass R. R. Number for which I drew $19.50 from the N.Y.O. & W. R.R. Company, together with a certificate of deposit for 500 Liare on a bank in Italy, being about $100 of money of the U.S., all of which money and the certificate was delivered by me to the Treasurer of Delaware County, N.Y.
Popattio, Marks 1904 On June 5, 1904
Possemato, Carl 1937 On Apr. 18, 1937 called to Cadosia to view body of Carl Possemato, who died of chronic endocarditis at 1:30 a.m. He had had some kind of a sinking spell on the preceding day and had been in bed for that time until he died.
Pulvis, Julia 1916 On July 26th, 1916, I was called to hold an inquest on the body of Julia Pulvis at Sidney, who died suddenly unattended. Found that death was due to natural causes.
Purchell, Finley J. 1936 On Jan.3, 1936, I investigated death of Finley Purchell, about four miles below Roxbury, N.Y., age 2 months and 20 days, who had died without medical attention, gave as cause of death, pneumonia (bronchial).
Purchill, Andrew E. 1908 On Sept. 17, 1908 I held an inquest upon the body of Andrew E. Purchill at his home at Stratton's Falls near Roxbury, who was found dead in bed with a pistol ball wound in his right temple and a revolver clasped in his right hand and found that death was due to the above said wound, which was self inflicted with suicidal intent, deceased having left a note informing the family that he was going to kill himself. Dr. W. H. Cullen, of Roxbury, made the autopsy acting as Coroner's physician. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Race, Elizabeth A. 1899 Inquest held. Nothing of any value on body.
Race, Elizabeth A. 1899 Nothing found on the deceased.
Rapalye, Abram 1898 On Nov. 12, 1897 it was determined he died of natural causes and after a post mortem was made by Dr. Wilcox, determined that no jury was necessary.
Raymond, George 1897 Of Walton. Inquest held Feb. 8 and 11, 1897. Jurors who served were L.S. St. John; Lewis Bush; H. B. Goodrich; Wm. Wakefield; A. R. Eells; W.S. Whitcomb; W. H. Gerowe.
Recker, Fred 1929 On July 22, 1929 I viewed body of Fred Recker and found death due to skull fracture as result of being thrown from motorcycle against a tree.
Redmond, Adelia 1936 On Mar. 9, 1936, investigated death of Adelia Redmond, Arkville, N.Y., age56 years, and gave as cause of death coronary occlusion.
Redmond, George W. 1911 On the 25th day of November, 1911, I viewed the body of George W. Redmond, who died at his home in the Village of Arkville after a prolonged sickness, but who for some time prior to his death had no medical attendance, and gave a certificate of death from natural causes.
Reed, Henry L. 1897 Inquest held, nothing found on body.
Reed, Mr. 1929 On Aug. 17, 1929 I was called to the home of Harry Reed to investigate death of his father, who was found dead in bed, and gave cause of death as due to chronic valvular disease of heart.
Reipschlager, Henry 1911 Inquest held. Found $54.52, delivered to his son, August Reipschlager.
Rexford, Minnie 1909 Held inquest and found one watch and chain and two pins on body.
Reynolds, Mrs. Leroy 1896 Of the Town of Delhi, on Aug. 7, 1896 performed an inquest on Aug.7, 1896 with jury.
Reynolds, Charles 1916 On July 1, 1916, I held an inquest on the body of Charles Reynolds at Sidney, NY, who was found dead on the D & H tracks. Death was due to traumatic injury, both legs and both arms being severed from the body.
Rhodes, Matthew 1927 On Oct. 12, 1927 I viewed the body of Matthew Rhodes and found death due to natural causes.
Rhodes, John 1910 Was called to Downsville, NY, the 7th day of September, 1910, to investigate cause of death of John Rhodes, whose body had been found dead in the binnacle below his house. Went and made an investigation and made decision that the body was that of John Rhodes and that he came to his death on 6th day of September, 1910, in the binnacle above mentioned and that the cause of death was accidental drowning.
Richardson, Claud 1899 Nothing found on the deceased.
Richardson, Claud 1899 Inquest held. Nothing of any value on body.
Riley, Patrick J. 1929 On Oct. 21, 1929 I viewed the body of Patrick J. Riley and found death due to fracture at base of skull as result of auto accident.
Ritchie, Orrin T. 1928 On Dec. 4, 1927, I was called to Kelsey, N.Y. to inquire into the death of Orrin T. Ritchie, who had died suddenly that morning of Angina Pectoris.
Rivenberg, Anna M. 1923 On Mar. 23, 1923, I viewed the body of Anna M. Rivenberg of Davenport and found death due to natural causes.
Rivenburg, Georgiana 1921 On May 29, 1921 viewed the body of Georgiana Rivenburg and found death due to cerebral hemorrhage.
Rodenbach, Jerry 1913 On Nov. 10, 1913, I held an inquest on the body of Jerry Rodenbach, who died suddenly without the attendance of a physician. I find that he died of paralysis of the heart caused by an attack of acute indigestion. That I found no money or valuables on his body. That the facts regarding the death of the deceased as revealed by the inquest were duly filed with the Clerk of the County Court.
Rodney, Solomon 1925 On June 19, 1925 was called to Delhi Hospital to investigate death of Solomon Rodney. Found death due to concussion of brain when an automobile truck in which he was riding with Louis Kline driving, overturned on the Andes-Delhi road. No criminal negligence found.
Rogers, Lucien 1916 On April 17, 1916 I held an inquest on body of Lucien Rogers at Sidney Center, NY, who was found dead in bed. Death due to gall stones.
Rogler, Frank 1929 On Jan. 1, 1929, I viewed the body of Frank Rogler, and found death due to strangulation by hanging with suicidal intent.
Rosa, Ralph 1911 On May 11th, 1911, I was called to Sidney to view the body of Ralph Rosa, who while working on the D & H tracks, at or near Sidney, was run over and crushed by a locomotive. Nothing of value found on his person.
Rosencrans, James 1896 Report that on the 24th, 29th and 30th days of July, 1896, he (coroner) held an inquest upon the body of James Rosencrans at Deposit, in said County. That it was continued for three days and that the jury was composed of C. Vanshoyk, Fred I. Webb, C. L. Mosher, Geo. W. Cole, Clark Burrows, Riley Shellman, Samuel S. Hawks and Geo. Youmans, Jr.
Rowe, William H. 1908 On the 25thof June, 1908 was called to Sidney Centre to view body of one William H. Rowe who was found in his bedroom ling on the floor with life with life extinct. Upon viewing body and taking testimony found that death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on his person.
Rugg, William L. 1899 Inquest held. Nothing of any value on body.
Rugg, William L. 1899 Nothing found on deceased.
Russell, Thomas E. 1924 On Nov. 9,1923 was called to Rock Rift to investigate the death of Thomas E. Russell. Found he had run over by an O & W train while intoxicated. Train crew not to blame.
Russell, Arthur F. 1912 On Nov. 2, 1912, I was called to Morton Hill in the Town of Colchester to investigate the death of Arthur F. Russell, who had died suddenly. I found that his death was caused b heart disease. Found no money or valuables on his body.
Ruteshouser, Frank 1927 On July 19, 1927, I was called to Montgomery Hollow, Roxbury, to investigate death of Frank Ruteshouser, aged 54, who had been found dead in bed, and upon examination found that he had been dead four or five days. The body was badly decomposed. Gave cause of death as due to natural causes, chronic heart disease.
Ryan, Thomas W. 1923 On March 25, 1923, I was called to Lordville, N.Y. to investigate the death of Thomas W. Ryan, aged about 60 years, an Erie Railroad watchman. The deceased was found dead in the watchman's shanty at Bouchouxville while on duty at the Bouchouxville Mountain slide along the Erie R. R. He was found at night. After investigation and inquisition I rendered verdict: That deceased came to his death from natural causes, probably heart failure. He had $56.66 on his person which I paid over to the undertaker, J. B. Hagadorn at Long Eddy, NY. He had no immediate family, but had resided many years in the community at Long Eddy where he was buried.
Samson, Elvin J. 1909 On Jan. 8, 1909, I viewed the body of Elvin J. Samson whose residence was Oneonta, NY. That he was killed at Sidney, NY on the above named date. The cause of death was due to shock from scalding and fracture of the skull, both of which were caused by being crushed under an over turned engin of which he was driver. The cause of the overturning of the engin was due to a rear end collision of the engine which he was driving with the rear end of a freight standing on the D & H tracks in the yards at Sidney. An inquest was held in the Village of Sidney. Now after inspecting the said body and hearing the testimony, the Coroner doth render his decision. That the above named Elvin J. Sampson of Oneonta, NY came to his death at Sidney, NY on January 8, 1909 by being crushed under an overturned engine of which he was the driver. The cause of the engine overturning was due to Engineer Sampson running the engine and train which he was hauling into the rear of a freight train standing on the track ahead. The immediate cause of death was due to shock from scalding and fracture of the skull. The exact psychological condition of the aforesaid Samson at the time of the wreck have been unable to ascertain, as there was no testimony proving such. Nothing of value was found hon his person.
Sands, Ross D. 1926 On Oct. 24, 1926, I was called to the Railroad Street grade crossing of the Erie Railroad in the Village of Hancock, N.Y. and found that while approaching the crossing in his sedan, Ross D. Sands of Hancock, NY, was killed at 11:22 a.m. on Oct. 24, 1926, as a result of failing to heed the crossing warning which was ringing and the train whistle and thereby driving in front of and being killed by said train.
Sarabel, Joseph 1927 On Oct.----, 1927 I viewed the body of Joseph Sarabel, and found death due to valvular disease of the heart.
Sass, Luba 1922 On Sept. 3, 1922 called this Sunday night to investigate the automobile accident and death of Miss Luba Sass, Jewess, aged 18, a clerk and resident of No. 14 Taynor Ave., Binghamton, New York. The young lady in company with Rubin Levene, owner of the five passenger Dodge Brothers touring car; Anna Fink, age 19, and Sam Resnick, age 26, all of Binghamton, were en route to New York City over the State road. While turning out to pass another car going in the opposite direction at Sands Switch, three miles west of Hancock, at about 8:30 in the morning, the car skidded and smashed through the fence on the lower side of the road. A fence rail ripped through the tonneau mortally wounding Miss Sass, internally. She died that night at 9:30 o'clock, at the Delaware Inn, Hancock, despite the efforts of two physicians. After inquisition, found that death resulted from automobile accident.
Schanz, Jacob 1898 Inquest held at the Village of Sidney on Dec. 18 and 20, 1897. No money or articles found on deceased.
Scharman, John 1926 June 12, 1926 was called to Delhi to investigate the death of John Scharman. Found he met death when a car driven by Menzo Griffin of Walton hit his wagon, causing his horse to run away, throwing him out. I called for an inquest of the case to be held at Delhi on June 15th. I found Griffin was negligent and gave the evidence to the District Attorney and Grand Jury.
Schermerhorn, William 1914 On Aug. 22, 1914, I held an inquest on the body of William Schermerhorn at a place near Lew Beach, NY. I found that he had died from apoplexy. Nothing of value found on his body.
Schintza, William 1904 On Feb. 20, 1904
Schloss, Ray 1929 On May 2, 1929, Ray Schloss of Beerston, N.Y. was killed at Beerston while crossing the public highway, being hit by an automobile; or more specifically by running into the side of a passing auto. The inquest was held at Walton, N.Y. and the driver of the car was represented at the hearing by an attorney. Death was caused by a fractured skull.
Schoonmaker, James A. 1936 On Nov. 24, 1936 was called to view the body of James Schoonmaker, an infant, who had been a very difficult feeding case, and had died due to his "congenital debility".
Schwarz, William 1928 On May24, 1928, I was called to investigate death of Mr. William Schwarz of New York City, who had died suddenly at home of Mr. Beidermann in Townsend Hollow, five miles back of Fleischmanns, and found death due to cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. H. Ward Keator assisted in investigation.
Scott, Robert 1916 On Nov. 11, 1916, I was called to the "Hook" to view the remains of Robert Scott of Delhi. On the same day I held an autopsy assisted by Drs. Schumann and Ormiston. Found that death was caused by the rupture of the Coronary artery of the heart.
Scott, Almond E. 1936 On Feb. 4, 1936, investigated death of Almond E. Scott, New Kingston, N.Y. and gave as cause of death, coronary occlusion.
Scott, Andrew 1908 On March 21, 1908 I held an inquest upon the body of Andrew Scott, found dead near his home near DeLancey, and found that he came to his death from an accidental gunshot wound of the abdomen, he having fallen on his gun while hunting. Dr. Wakeman of Andes, performed an autopsy acting as Coroner's physician. A silver watch and $7.23 was found on the body which was turned over to his father.
Scrum, Mathilda 1923 On Oct. 28, 1923, I viewed body of Mathilda Scrum of Davenport Center and found death due to organic disease of heart super induced by goitre.
Seiper, John 1900 A sum of $20.00 found and used for burial of body.
Seymour, Harold C. 1911 On the 23rd day of August, 1911, was called to view the body of Harold C. Seymour, who resided on Dry Brook, near Cannonsville. Found death due to accidental drowning. Nothing of value found on his person.
Shackelton, Walter 1925 On June 30, 1925 I was called to Peaks Brook in Town of Delhi to investigate death of Walter Shackelton. Found dead due to fracture of base of skull due to accidentally falling from wagon.
Shaver, William 1924 On Nov. 21, 1923,I was called to the home of Frank Graham in the Town of Bovina to view the remains of William Shaver, who had been found dead in bed. I attributed the cause of death to apoplexy.
Shaver, Daniel 1898 Of Delhi. Inquest held without jury.
Shaw, George 1936 On Aug. 27, 1936 was called to a point near Spring Lake. Found there the body of George Shaw lying dead by the side of the road where the body had been found by some passing hunters. Examination disclosed a gunshot wound in the head and circumstances under which this occurred indicate clearly that the cause of death was suicide by firearms.
Shaw, Thomas W. 1911 Inquest held. $17.58 found on person which was given to his mother.
Sheffield, William 1897 Inquest held, nothing of importance found, turned over to sons.
Shehan, Daniel 1906 On May 27, 1906, died suddenly at Howard, Delaware County, under circumstances that made it necessary that an examination should be made. Nothing of value on his body.
Shelly, Charles 1914 On June 27, 1914, I was called to Davenport Center to investigate the death of Mr. Charles Shelly. Found that Mr. Shelly, while driving along the highway met an auto truck, his horses become frightened and he got out and took them by the head and he was thrown in such a way that his neck was struck by a wagon wheel, thus breaking his neck, causing death. Decided that death was accidental and no one was held responsible. A jack knife and $2.11 was found on his body which was given to his daughter, Mrs. Stanley McFarlane. Dr. T. L. Craig, assisted.
Shepard, Clara 1913 On June 10, 1923 I held an inquest upon the body of Clara Shepard of Margaretville, and found that she had died in an epileptic convulsion which disease she had been afflicted with for a number of years. Dr. C. S. Allaben acted as coroner's physician.
Sherman, Franklin 1907 On Dec. 18,1906 at Hale Eddy made an examination of the body of Franklin Sherman and found that he had died from a railroad accident and that non one was to blame.
Sherwood, Winfield T. 1924 On Sept. 16, 1924 was called to Sidney to investigate the death of Winfield T. Sherwood who was found dead in his house. Found death was due to natural causes.
Shoemaker, Calvin 1896 Nothing of special value found. Turned over to wife. No other details.
Shudeck, Elizabeth C. 1922 On Feb. 20, 1922 called to Long Eddy. Viewed the body of Miss Elizabeth C. Shudeck, age 46 years, a dressmaker of 325 Fifty-fifth Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. After examination and holding inquisition I rendered a verdict that the deceased met accidental death by being struck by a train while she was out walking on the railroad track. She was very deaf. Her death occurred Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19th, about one and one half miles west of Long Eddy station. It was instantaneous. The body and all personal effects, together with what little money was found, was all sent to her sister, Mrs. Katherine S. Landau, at the above address.
Shultis, Sanford T. 1907 On Jan. 28, 1907, I made an examination as to cause of death of Sanford T. Shultis at Arkville and found that death resulted from freezing induced by acute alcoholism. Nothing of value found on the body.
Shutts, Orrin 1909 On July 1, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Orrin Shutts whose body was found near the tracks of the Ulster & Delaware railroad about a mile north of Roxbury. Being unable to obtain the attendance of all the necessary witnesses on that date, I adjourned the inquest to the 2nd day of July at my office at Griffin Corners. I found that he had been struck and killed by an Ulster & Delaware train on the evening of June 30, 1909, while walking along the tracks in an intoxicated condition, and that the death was accidental and that no blame could be attached to anyone. Nothing of value was found on the body.
Sickler, William 1898 Of North Franklin. Inquest held without jury.
Sidney, Peter 1929 On Aug. 2, 1929 I viewed the bodies of Peter Sidney and John Curry (colored) and found death due to shock and hemorrhage as result of injuries received in collision of motorcycle in which they were and motor car. Cash of $90.43, bank book and watch found on his body. Items turned over to Delaware County Treasurer.
Signor, Malissie 1926 April 23, 1926 was called to the home of Thomas Webster in Walton to investigate the death of Malissie Signor who had died without medical attendance. Found death due to natural causes.
Sigsbee, Floyd 1925 On Jan. 1, 1925 was called to Unadilla to view the remains of Floyd Sigsbee, who had been found dead by the side of the highway the evening previous near East Sidney. An inquiry was held and verdict of cause of death given as from exposure following automobile accident. There was no evidence of foul play.
Silliman, Scott S. 1922 On Dec. 11, 1921, I was called to the home of Scott S. Silliman, two miles above Bloomville, to view the remains of said Scott S. Silliman lying there dead. A post mortem examination revealed a dislocation of his neck, caused by being thrown by a cow.
Silliman, F. G. 1910 Inquest held. Found $2.41 and delivered to his father.
Silver, William 1897 Inquest held, nothing of importance found, turned over to wife and sons.
Simmons, Louis 1911 Inquest held. Found $50.00, one jack knife, one chain and ring, delivered to his father Charles Simmons.
Simmons, Delos 1918 Of Davenport Center. Died from natural causes.
Simpson, Herbert 1922 See details under Arthur Zahorik
Singer, Meyer 1928 On July 1, 1928, I was called to investigate death of Meyer Singer of New York who died while playing golf on golf links at Arkville and gave death as due to coronary thrombosis.
Skinner, Leona 1910 Was called this 25th day of May, 1910, to investigate cause of death of Leona Skinner, died suddenly unattended by a physician. Went and made an examination and made decision that the cause of death was convulsions from a violet attack of cholera infantum and that she died on the 25th day of July, 1910at Burnwood, N.Y.
Slack, Adelia 1896 Nothing found. No other details.
Slater, George 1914 On July 8, 1914, I was called to Hobart by Dr. G. L. Hubbell to investigate the death of Mr. George Slater. Found death due to strychnine poisoning he having taken strychnine with suicidal intent. Nothing of value was found on the body. Dr. G. L. Hubbell assisted.
Slater, Oscar J. 1896 O.T. Bundy, Coroner, respectfully represents and reports that he made examinations as Coroner upon the bodies of Oscar J. Slater at Hambletville in said County, an unknown man at Hancock, and upon the body of a baby, 3 years old, at F. Hartwell's, killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of the mother's brother. That in the two former cases it was by notice from the Overseer of the Poor, and in the last case by the order of Supervisor Drake of Hancock, who accompanied me in the examination.

That in these cases, after viewing the bodies and summoning and examining witnesses, it was not thought necessary, in view of the facts as they were given me by reliable persons, to summon jurors.
Sliter, Edward 1909 On May 14, 1909 held and inquest upon the body of Edward Sliter, who was found dead on the morning of said day, near Arena, and found that while returning home from the Village of Arena on the previous evening, and while in an intoxicated condition, he had accidentally walked off a stone driveway leading to a barn and had died from concussion of the brain and suffocation. Dr. C. S. Allaben of Margaretville acted as Coroner's physician. A gold filled watch and chain was found on the body which was turned over to his brother, George Sliter.
Sloat, Charles 1911 Inquest held. $1.26 found on person and given to William Mason who was to give it to the Sloat family.
Smith, Ezra 1908 On Nov. 30th, 1907 at Fishs Eddy, NY, Ezra Smith died while working in a stone quarry a quantity of rock and dirt fell on him. His partner could not extricate him and had to go three miles for help. Both legs were broken and he died, shortly after being extricated, from his injuries. I, therefore, decided that he died from shock. Nothing of value found on his person and blame attached to anyone.
Smith, Charles 1918 I was called to Downsville on the 4th day of July 1918 to investigate cause of death of unknown man, whose body had been left at the undertakers at that place. Went and viewed body and it being very late adjourned investigation till next day when on account of difference of opinion as to cause of death deemed an autopsy was necessary to establish facts and from information derived from sworn affidavits and the result of the autopsy, I made a decision that he had died from the effects of the capsizing of a car in which he was riding on a diseased heart weakened by alcohol excess. His identity was still unknown, I took the steps to establish the same on the following day July 6th when I ascertained that his name was Charles Smith and his relatives being notified took charge of the body.
Smith, C. Laverne 1916 Inquest held. Found a purse containing $15.60; one pocket knife; one match safe; one silver watch; same being turned over to the family of the deceased.
Smith, Charles L. 1916 Inquest held. Found 23 cents; amount drawn from Edgecomb Bros. for wages due, $9.01; amount sent to County Treasurer $$9.24.
Smith, Matthew 1936 On July 12, 1936, investigated death of Matthew Smith, Arkville, N.Y., age 62 years, who had died of gun shot would of head (suicidal).
Smith, John 1921 On Jan. 3, 1921 viewed the body of John Smith and found death due to natural causes.
Smith, Lowell B. 1918 Of Davenport Center. Inquest held and cause of death was "burned to death".
Smith, Andrew 1920 On Sept. 14, 1920, called to view the remains of Andrew Smith at his home two miles went to Meridale and found death due to apoplexy.
Smith, Pauline 1906 Found nothing.
Smith, Peter 1906 April 27, 1906 committed suicide as the evidence showed while not in his right mind.
Snyder, David 1926 Nov. 24, 1926, found death due to apoplexy.
Snyder, Charles 1928 On Dec. 4, 1927, at 3:30 p.m. I was called to Westley Scudder farm about seven miles below Roxbury to investigate death of Charles Snyder, who had been killed by being struck on head by falling tree that he was cutting down, and gave cause of death, fracture of skull due to accident.
Soules, Harrie 1929 On July 7, 1929, Harrie Soules of Horton, NY was accidentally drowned in the East Branch of the Delaware River while attempting to swim. The accident occurred near Peakville at "Pork Eddy".
Sowles, Hannah 1919 On June 7,1919 was called to the Town of Masonville, north of Deposit to investigate the death of Hannah Sowles, who was found dead in her home. Death being due to heart disease.
Speenburgh, Harrison 1924 On Jan. 28, 1924 was called to the home of Jay Darling at Plymouth Church, where Harrison Speenburgh had just died suddenly without medical attendance. Found death due to heart disease.
Spence, William A. 1926 Jan. 25, 1926 was called to the Marvin Hollow R. R. crossing above Walton to investigate the death of William A. Spence of Hobart. Found he had been killed when hit by a train while crossing railroad track in auto. Investigation showed no negligence on the part of the train crew.
Spencer, Agnes J. 1928 On July 7, 1928 was called to home of Agnes J. Spencer, who had died of organic disease of heart disease.
Sprague, Laura 1926 May 1, 1926 I was called to Bloomville to investigate the death of Laura Sprague. Found death due to a gunshot would of left chest, caused by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of her father-in-law, Sheridan Sprague. In view of statements made by relatives the case was presented to the District Attorney and the Grand Jury.
Sprague, Ward 1924 On Aug. 21, 1924 I was called to Arena to view the remains of an infant named Ward Sprague, who had died during the night. I found that the child died from natural causes.
Squires, Margaret Lillian 1927 On Dec. 23, 1926, I was called to undertaking rooms of N. L. Lattin, Margaretville, N.Y., to investigate death of Margaret Squires, age 19, and by order of District Attorney of Delaware County performed an autopsy assisted by Dr. John Telford of Margaretville, and found that death was due to an abortion.
Stanton, Dolly 1908 Dolly Stanton, Peakville, N.Y. died March 9th, 1908, had gradually failed from her birth three weeks before. Actual cause of death unknown but probably due to inaction. Nothing of value on her person and no blame attached to anyone unless parents should have called a physician.
Staples, Minnie 1918 I was called to Rock valley on the 6th day of November, 1918 to investigate cause of death of Minnie Staples. Afer making an investigation gave a verdict that the cause of death was apoplexy.
Starley, Minnie 1936 On Aug. 4, 1936, investigated death of Minnie Starley, New Kingston, N.Y. age48 years, and found that she had died of heart disease due to chronic asthma.
Stassio, Anthony 1928 On Sept. 3, 1928, I was called to Colchester Station, two miles north of Walton, to investigate the death of Anthony Stassio, a Walton youth. I found that while driving a motorcycle he attempted to pass another car going in the same direction while rounding a curve and thus collided with the car of Richard Cook of Oneonta traveling in the opposite direction, and receiving a fractured skull which resulted in instant death. Cook was found in no way responsible for the accident.
Steiner, Phillip 1924 On Aug. 13, 1924 was called to Hamden to investigate death of Phillip Steiner. Found he had been shot by a man named VanAlstine while hunting woodchucks. In view of the possibility of some criminal action arising later from this case, I performed an autopsy on Steiner's body on August 14th, assisted by Doctors Heimer and McNaught of Hamden.
Sterns, Henry 1904 On July 31, 1904
Stevens, Katie 1913 On Feb. 1, 1913, I was called to investigate death of Katie Stevens, at Stockport, NY. Found that she had not been attended by a physician and had died of natural causes. No money or valuables found on her body.
Stewart, John 1897 Of Delhi. Inquest with no jury on Sept. 27, 1897.
Stewart, Imogene 1927 On May 15, 1927, I viewed the body of Imogene B. Stewart and found death due to natural causes.
Stewart, Martin D. 1908 On the 1st day of January 1908, I held an inquest upon the body of Martin D. Stewart, found dead in the woods at Hall's Bridge near Arena, and found that death was caused by a log rolling over him and fracturing his skull, and injury being accidental. Dr. J. W. Telford, acting as Coroner's physician performed an autopsy. Nothing of value found on the body.
Stewart, William O. 1910 Inquest held. Found 97cents and gold watch and chain. Delivered to Adaline Stewart and her receipt taken for same.
Stilson, Dorothy 1918 On Dec. 17, 1917 was called to investigate the death of infant Dorothy Stilson of Meridale. Found death due to natural causes.
Stimpson, William F. 1928 On Nov. 5, 1928, William F. Stimpson took his own life by shooting with a revolver. In another coroner's report was the following: On Nov. 5, 1928, W. F. Stimpson of Hancock, N.Y., was found dead at his home from an apparently self inflicted gunshot would. On investigation the coroner was satisfied that Mr. Stimpson, who had been in poor health for some time, had committed suicide and a death certificate was issued on that verdict.
Stith, James 1897 On July 12, 1897. Killed by the cars at Hancock. Nothing of value found on his person.
Stone, John M. 1924 On March 7, 1924 was called to Youngs Station to investigate the death of John M Stone, who had been found dead in his house. Found death due to natural chronic heart disease.
Stromman, Kustaa 1911 On the 19th day of December, 1910, I was called to view the body of Kustaa Stromman, a Pollock, who committed suicide by hanging from the roof of a box car. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Stronigan, Fred E. 1921 On Dec. 24, 1920 called to Kortright to view remains of Fred E. Stronigan, who had been found dead at the entrance to his barn. An autopsy performed that night revealed that death had been caused by being shot in the back with a shotgun. Conducted an inquest Dec. 26, 1920, which after an all day's session, was adjourned and continued throughout the entire day of Dec. 28, 1920, and adjourned. On Jan. 7, 1921, at the request of the District Attorney and upon an order of the County Judge, the body of Stronigan was exhumed and at Davenport, NY, I performed another autopsy assisted by Dr. Mills of Oneonta, NY, Dr. G. L. Hubbell of Stamford, NY and Dr. T. L. Craig of Davenport, NY. The inquest was concluded on Jan. 11, 1921 at Doonan's Hall, Kortright with fourteen-hour session. Upwards of 150 people were questioned and 36 sworn witnesses. The verdict was that Fred E. Stronigan met his death about 6 p.m. at his residence in the Town of Kortright, as a result of a shotgun would in the back and chest and that in the opinion of the Coroner, was murdered by an unknown assassin.
Stryker, Eugene 1927 On June 13, 1927 I was called by Dr. Campbell of Stamford where a circus employee, Eugene Stryker, was dead on arrival of the doctor. In this case, as in the foregoing, I authorized Dr. Campbell to act as coroner, which he did.
Stueck, Michael 1914 On the 19th day of October, 1914, I held an inquest upon the body of Michael Stueck, a laborer on the State road under construction between Roxbury and Grand Gorge, who was killed by a fall of earth and rock while excavating in a bank, and found that his death was accidental.
Summers, Infant 1913 On July 10, 1913, I was called to Cadosia, NY, to investigate the death of infant child of Peter Summers. I found that said child had died of acute indigestion. No valuables found on the body.
Suttle, Margaret 1928 On June 3, 1928, I was called to home of George Bellard, Pink Street, Kelly Corners, to investigate death of Mrs. Margaret Suttle, aged 81, and found death due to natural causes.
Swart, Burton 1937 Dr. W. H. F. Newman of Stamford acted as coroner. Pocketbook and contents were given to near relatives. Autopsy performed by Dr. Newman and assisted by Dr. Dr. Artis of Davenport.
Sweet, Nelson 1901 Of Sidney. Found no property.
Sweet, Almiron 1929 On Dec. 28, 1928 I was called about one mile below Margaretville to investigate death of Almiron Sweet of Kelly Corners and found that he had died suddenly of angina pectoris.
Sweet, Winifred 1921 On June 13, 1921 viewed body of Winifred Sweet and found death due to fracture of skull as result of automobile accident.
Tanner, Nathan 1919 On June 9, 1919 was called to Hancock to investigate the death of Nathan Tanner who was killed on a R. R. crossing. Found he had been killed while attempting to cross in front of a fast train.
Taylor, Norman L. 1927 On April 23, 1927 I was called to investigate death of Norman Taylor, Roxbury, aged 77, and found that death was due to natural causes, chronic valvular disease of heart.
Telford, Beulah 1922 On Sept. 18, 1922 with the assistance of Dr. G. L. Hubbell, I examined the body of Beulah Telford, and found death due to internal injuries produced in an automobile accident.
Terrell, Erving 1927 On May17, 1927 I was advised of the death of Erving Terrell on Baxter Brook, Town of Walton, for whom no medical attendance could be secured. I ordered the body brought to Lyon's undertaking rooms in Walton, where I examined the body and gave death certificate.
Terry, William F. 1896 Of the Town of Franklin, on May27, 1896 performed an inquest with jury. Also noted found and taken from the person the sum of $23.00, one watch and two watch chains.
Thompson, Viola 1936 On Sept. 15, 1936, investigated death of Viola Thompson, at home of Mr. Jay Eutus, Andes, N.Y. and found that she had died of carbolic acid poisoning (suicidal).
Thompson, Alice 1929 On Aug. 8, 1929 I viewed the body of Alice Thompson and found death due to shock as result of auto accident.
Thompson, James 1936 On June 14, 1936 was called to the home of James Thompson, two miles north of Walton, on River Road. Found there the body of James Thompson lying dead from gun shot would through his chest. Thorough examination and investigation of witnesses disclosed that the gun which caused his death was fired while in the hands of his stepson, William Smith, 12 years old, while he was playing with the gun and had it at the time resting over his shoulder. The investigation was also made by the State Police with the same conclusions. An autopsy performed on the body of Thompson showed the course of the bullet would to comply with the position of the gun as told by William Smith and witnesses and cause of death was certified as accidental discharge of firearms. No criminal action was recommended against William Smith.
Tiffany, Floyd 1908 On the 2nd day of August, 1908 was called to Sidney to view body of one Floyd Tiffany who was found dead under the grand stand of the Sidney Fair Grounds. Ordered an autopsy which was performed by Drs. McKinnon and Day. The autopsy revealed that the aforesaid came to his death by reason of external violence; which violence was inflicted by person or persons yet unknown. August 3rd opened inquest. Being unable to finish adjourned to Aug. 10th. August 10th opened inquest. Being unable to finish adjourned to Aug. 12th. August 12th being unable to finish adjourned to Aug. 14th at which time continued inquest. The District Attorney was present during whole proceedings and assisted in examining witnesses. Nothing of value was found on the person of the aforesaid Tiffany.
Tiffany, Charles A. 1912 On Aug. 24, 1912 I was called to Pepacton, N.Y. to investigate death of Charles A. Tiffany and Charles Hawley. I found that they were killed on Wilson's crossing on the Delaware & Northern railroad by a train on said road. I found no money or valuables on their bodies.
Tiffany, Isaiah 1904 On Oct. 8, 1904
Timonson, Truman 1906 Jan.31, 1906 killed along with Floyd Carr near East Branch while walking on the tracks of the O & W Railroad. The evidence showed that they had been drinking and were on the tracks without authority.
Tompkins, Lemuel 1908 On Oct. 20th, 1908 was called to Hamden to view body of Lemuel Tompkins. Upon investigation found that death was due to his head having become engaged between the sill of the building and some underpinning, the underpinning giving way and crushing head while this engaged. Nothing of value found on his person.
Tompkins, Julia 1908 Julia Tompkins, East Branch, N.Y., infant found dead in cradle December 17, 1908. Evidence showed body was greatly emaciated and had never taken food properly. Also that baby had plenty of fresh air at the time of death. I therefore decided that she died from lack of nourishment, due to parents not realizing her real condition. Nothing of value fond on her person and no blame attached to anyone, except that the parents should have called a physician earlier.
Tompkins, Sarah 1929 On Aug. 17, 1929, I viewed the body of Sarah Tompkins and found death due to hemorrhage as result of severing of jugular vein in auto accident. Dr. Gould of Walton acted as coroner's physician in above case.
Tompkins, John 1901 Found the sum of 15 cents which I gave to his wife.
Tompkins, George 1920 On Oct. 20, 1920, called to view the remains of George Tompkins of Delhi, NY, found on Federal Hill Road about one mile from the Village of Delhi. Held an inquest and found that death was due to homicide caused by accidental discharge of a 22 rifle in the hands of John Watson of Delhi, the bullet lodging in the right lung. Watson was exonerated.
Touchink, Nichifor 1909 On July 26th, 1909 viewed the body. L. G. Carpenter acting coroner. Decision rendered to Mr. Carpenter, showing cause of death by railroad cars.
Townsend, Jason 1908 On May 12, 1908 I held an inquest upon the body of Jason Townsend at the home of his parents in the Village of Griffin Corners and found that he came to his death from a pistol ball wound in the right temple, the wound being self inflicted with suicidal intent. Nothing of value was found on his person.
Townsend, Ella 1908 Ella Townsend, Peakville, N.Y., died suddenly Feb. 24th, 1908. Evidence showed she had suffered from cancer (carcenoma) for the past two years and was very weak before going to bed. Evidence showed she had been well taken care of and I therefore decided she died from debility due to the cancer and that no blame attached to anyone. Nothing of value found on her person.
Townsend, Clara 1896 Nothing found on person. An infant. No other details.
Tremper, William H. 1927 On July 28, 1927, I was called to Arena to investigate death of William H. Tremper, aged 63, who was found dead in bed. Gave cause of death as chronic valvular disease of heart.
Tremper, Jacob B. 1907 On April.25, 1907 I made an examination as to cause of death of Jacob B. Tremper, who died at Arena without having had attendance by a physician and found that death was due to natural causes, namely acute pneumonia. An autopsy was made by Dr. Carson Faulkner acting as coroner's physician. Nothing of value found on body.
Tuttle, Jane H. 1910 Nov. 14, 1909 I held an inquest upon the body of Jane H. Tuttle, of Andes, who was found dead in the wood house of her home, by her family upon their return from church service, and found that the cause of death was chronic heart disease with which she had been afflicted for some time prior to her death.
Tuttle, James 1912 On April 30, 1912, I was called to Methol to investigate the death of James Tuttle who died suddenly unattended by a physician. I found that cause of death was convulsions. I found no money or other valuables on his body.
Tyler, Samantha 1914 On June 28, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Samantha Tyler, in town of Hancock, NY. I found that she came to her death from a fall from a ladder or cherry tree in which said latter was placed. Found nothing of value on her body.
Tyrell, Elisha 1910 On Feb. 25, 1910 I was called to view the body of Elisha Tyrell, Found dead in bed at the Riverside Hotel, in the Village of Walton. Upon investigation and examination, found that death was due to morphine, narcosis and chloroform. Nothing of value found on her person.
Un-named 1925 On Nov. 2, 1925, with Dr. J. E. Safford of Stamford, I examined bodies of two premature infants, known from a medical standpoint as "fetuses" found in the disposal plant of the Stamford water or sewerage system. It was our opinion that the bodies had reached about the end of the 5th month of gestation and we were unable to determine whether the infants had breathed or not. The cases were reported to the State Troopers for further investigation.
Unknown (Italian) 1907 On Aug. 29, 1907, an Italian, name unknown, died at Cooks Falls, N.Y. The night before he went to bed sick with cholera morbus. He was at a wood choppers camp at the time. In the morning his companions found him dead. I therefore decided that he died from the effects of the cholera morbus. Nothing of value was found on the body and no blame attached to anyone.
Unknown Child 1911 On May 11th, 1911, I was called to the depot at Walton, to view the body of an infant, who was a Pollock. Found that death was due to strangulation.
Unknown child 1912 On Feb. 26th, 1912, I was called to Sidney to view the body of a full term child which was found dead on Willow Street in that Village. An autopsy revealed fracture of skull, which resulted in concussion of the brain and death. After a thorough investigation, was unable to bring to justice the one committing the crime.
Unknown 1929 One other highway accident in which the driver of the car was killed occurred between Deposit and Cannonsville, but the health officer, R. K. Palmerton, after investigation reported that there was no need of a coroner's investigation and that he was signing the death certificate.
Unknown 1929 In Walton occurred another death, when a young boy riding on the rear of a truck fell off and was killed. Here again the local health officer handled the investigation and decided that there were no suspicious circumstances about the case and he was directed to close the case and sign the death certificate.
Unknown Child 1913 On Jan. 19, 1913 I was called to investigate the death of an infant found in caboose on D & N freight train. After investigation found death was caused by neglect of some person unknown in ligating the umbilical cord. Nothing found on this body.
Unknown Infant 1920 On Aug. 3, 1920, called to Highmount to view the remains of an unknown infant found beside the Ulster and Delaware railroad and found death due to homicide from an abortion. There was no evidence that enabled us to get a line on the criminals.
Unknown Person 1907 On May 20, 1907, I viewed the body of a man, unknown and unidentified, at Sidney, N.Y. Upon investigation, found that this unknown man came to his death by reason of shock and hemorrhage, due to car wheels passing over his body, while he was walking on D & H R. R. tracks. Nothing of value found on his person. Afterwards learned that he was an inmate of Binghamton State Hospital from which he escaped a month previous.
Valentine, William 1907 On Oct. 22, 1907 I viewed the body of William Valentine, who died, on train No. 2, O & W, before reaching Walton. He was on way to Liberty Sanitarium to be treated for tuberculosis. The company refused to carry body farther without transit permit. Upon being notified, I viewed body, issued certificate of death, and also transit permit to New York City, the place of burial. Nothing of value found on his person.
VanAken, Mrs. Lewis 1929 On Aug. 6, 1929, I was called to the home of Lewis VanAken, about three miles above Roxbury, to investigate the death of his wife and found that she had died of natural causes.
VanAken, Caroline 1909 On Oct. 18, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Caroline VanAken, who died suddenly at her home in the Village of Margaretville, without having had medical attention, and found that death was due to natural causes. Dr. J. W. Telford of Margaretville acted as Coroner's physician. Nothing of value was found on her body.
VanBenschoten, William 1916 On the18th day of December, 1915, I held an inquest upon the body of William VanBenschoten, at Margaretville, NY, and found that death was due to natural causes. Dr. John W. Telford acted as Coroner's physician.
Vandervort, Charles 1909 On May 21, 1909 held an inquest upon the body of Charles Vandervort, who dropped dead while working in his garden at his home near Arena and found that his death was due to natural causes. Dr. Carson Faulkner, of Arena, acted as Coroner's physician. Nothing of value was found on the body.
VanDyke, Clara B. 1928 On Nov. 29, 1927, I viewed the body of Clara B. VanDyke, who had been fatally injured the preceding evening in auto accident at North Franklin, and death was due to internal injuries. Dr. E. J. Parrish of Oneonta acted as coroner's physician.
VanKeuren, J. William 1936 On Oct. 14, 1936, investigated death of J. William VanKeuren, Arena, N.Y. and found that he had died of coronary thrombosis.
VanLoan, Abram 1910 Was called this 12th day of May, 1910, to investigate cause of death of Abraham VanLoan, who body was then lying dead at the house of his son at Readburn, N.Y. Went and made investigation, viewed body and made the decision that the body was that of Abraham VanLoan and that the came to his death on the 12th day of May, 1910, at Readburn, N.Y. and that the cause of his death was from taking a overdose of tincture of aconite, while under the effects of excessive drink.
VanPell, Ella 1909 Ella VanPell, an infant of Harvard, N.Y., died during the night of Oct. 30,1909 without medical attendance. Evidence showed that she was a "blue baby" and had repeated spells of being blue and lifeless. I therefore decided she died of heart trouble.
VanValkenburg, Frank 1912 On July 11, 1912, I was called to Cannonsville to view the body of Frank VanValkenburg, who was found dead in the cow stable of his barn. Investigation revealed the fact that death was due to suicide by carbolic acid. Three dollars and a watch found on his person, which I turned over to the County Treasurer.
VanZandt, George 1924 On Nov. 29, 1923, I viewed body of George VanZandt of West Kortright and found death due to organic disease of heart.
Vermilyea, Augusta B. 1927 On Aug. 14, 1927, I was called to Fleischmanns to investigate death of Augusta Vermilyea, and found that death was due to gunshot wound of heart with suicidal intent. Dr. W. H. Keator assisted in investigation.
VerNooy, Mabel Nellie 1929 On May 19, 1929 Mabel Nellie VerNooy, an infant, of Kelsey, N.Y. died in her mother's arms en route from Hancock, NY to DeBruce, N.Y. Your coroner was unable to determine the cause of death without an autopsy and the body having already been embalmed and there being no apparent necessity for that procedure as brought out by the testimony, the death certificate was issued giving the cause of death as unknown.
Videtto, Rodney 1913 On April 4, 1913, I was called to Downsville to investigate the death of Rodney Videtto, who had been found dead in bed. After investigation I found that he had committed suicided by taking an overdose of laudanum. No valuables found on his person.
Vossler, Ruth 1936 On Aug. 10, 1936 was called to the Lakin farm house on Somerset Lake (Homond Pond) to view the body of Ruth M. Vossler, who had died of valvular heart disease.
Wagner, Charles 1908 On March 26, 1908 was called to Masonville to view the body of one Charles Wagner. Upon investigation found that he came to his death by reason of a gun shot wound penetrating roof of mouth and base of brain. This wound was caused by a bullet of 32 calibre discharged from a revolver while in his own hands. $10.56 in currency and a watch were found on his person all of which were turned over to his daughters.
Wagner, Harry 1910 On the 8th day of Feb., 1910, I was called to view the body of Harry Wagner of Beers Brook. Upon investigation found that death was due to old age. Nothing of value found on his person.
Walker, C. 1897 On May 13, 1897, killed himself. Nothing of value was found on his body, except a very small amount of money, less than one dollar.
Warren, Celia 1927 On Nov. 8,1926, Mrs. Celia Warren died at Burnwood, N.Y. After investigation a death certificate was issued for heart disease.
Webb, Thomas 1922 On Sept. 14, 1922 was called to the Delhi Fair Grounds to view the remains of a man who had fallen over dead near one of the tents there. It proved to be Thomas Webb of Delhi, and a certificate of death resulting from valvular disease of the heart was given.
Webb, Henry 1924 On August 11, 1924, I viewed the body of Henry Webb of Oneonta, R.D. 3 and found death due to disease of heart.
Wells, Margaret 1919 On July 22, 1919 viewed the body of Margaret Wells and found death due to hemorrhage from lungs.
Wetmore, James Henry 1936 Apr. 17, 1936, investigated death of James H. Wetmore, of Grand Gorge, N.Y., age 23, and found that he had died in his automobile while engine was running in a closed garage, of monoxide gas poisoning (accidental).
Wetmore, William 1929 On July 12, 1929 I was called to the Decker crossing of Ulster and Delaware Railroad, about four miles above Roxbury, to investigate cause of death of William Wetmore of Grand Gorge, aged 22, and found that he had been killed by south bound express train, being struck by locomotive while crossing track in his automobile, causing fracture of skull.
Weyrauch, Albert Henry 1928 On April 10, 1928, I investigated the death from cerebral hemorrhage of Albert Henry Weyrauch, at Fishs Eddy, N.Y.
Wheeler, William 1926 Sept. 1,1926, found death due to arterio sclerosis.
Whitaker, Charles 1897 Of Walton. Inquest held Feb. Aug. 18 and 19, 1897. Jurors who served were John Wright; E. L. Guild; John S. Eells; Roderick Fitch; Wm. E. Doig, Jr.; Herman L. Chace; Henry C. Tobey.
Whitcomb, Lauren 1911 On the 21st day of November, 1910, I held an inquest upon the body of Lauren Whitcomb, who died in convulsions at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. Davis, on Dingle Hill, and found that death was due to Strychnine Poisoning, deceased having taken a quantity of the drug, mistaking it for morphine, to the use of which drug he had been addicted.
White, Rebecca K. 1914 On April 27, 1914, I was called to South Kortright by Dr. W. S. Dart to investigate the death of Mrs. Rebecca K. White, of South Kortright. An inquest was held and ten witnesses were sworn. Judge J. P. Grant represented the Railroad Company. After holding the inquisition I decided that Mrs. White met her death by going accidentally struck by a locomotive on the U & D R. R. Nothing of value was found on the body. Dr. W. S. Dart of Hobart assisted at the inquest.
White, Marion 1919 On Aug. 9, 10, 11 held and inquest on the body of Marion White and found death due to fracture of skull as result of being run over by automobile.
White, Max 1910 Was called this 6th day of March, 1910, to investigate cause of death of Max White, whose dismembered body had been found in Cadosia yard. Went at once. Made investigation and adjourned to get further evidence. Resumed inquest March 7th. After taking evidence made decision: That the body is that of Max White, and that he came to his death on the 6th day of March, 1910 by being accidentally run over by a locomotive engine, of which he was fireman and no one was in fault in the matter.
White, George H. 1936 On Apr. 22, 1936 was called to the home of George White on East Street, Walton, NY. Found the said George White lying dead at the foot of the cellar stairs with fracture at base of skull. He was alone in the house at the time of his death and was found by his wife at her return from work. The cause of death was certified as accidental.
Whitney, Lester A. 1929 On Oct. 15, 1929 I viewed the body of Lester A. Whitney and found death due to fracture of skull as result of auto accident. Dr. F. B. Devitt acted as coroner's physician in above case.
Whitney, George 1918 On June 5, 1918 was called to Pepacton to view the body of George Whitney. Found death due to apoplexy.
Wigner, Edward 1919 On Sept. 26, 1919 was called to Shavertown to investigate the death of Edward Wigner. Found death due to allowing his auto which he was driving, to run over the bank, which killed him. He was taken with a fainting spell at the time he went over the bank.
Wilber, Charles 1922 On May 21, 1922 I was called to Sidney to view the remains of Charles Wilber. After investigation the case I gave my decision as death from natural causes.
Wilcas, Constantine 1914 On Jan. 15, 1914, I held inquest on the body of Constantine Wilcas at Horton, NY. I found that he, while in an intoxicated condition, was walking on the R. R. tracks and was struck by the cars and killed, and that his death was caused by his own carelessness. Nothing of value found on his body.
Williams, James 1925 On July 4, 1925 I viewed the bodies of James Williams, Leroy Miller and Myrtle Miller, and found that James Williams and Myrtle Miller came to their death as a result of a gunshot wounds and that said wounds were produced by Leroy Miller with intent to commit murder. I found that Leroy Miller came to his death as result of gunshot wound self inflicted with intent to commit suicide. In the above cases Dr. G. L. Hubbell of Stamford assisted as Coroner's physician.
Williamson, Mitchell 1924 On Feb. 2, 1924, I viewed body of Mitchell Williamson of East Meredith and found death due to apoplexy.
Williamson, Thomas H. 1928 On Jan. 18, 1928, I was called to home of Thomas H. Williamson where Mr. Williamson had died from natural causes in his barn.
Wilmot, Ernest C. 1908 On the21st day of Oct., 1908, I held an inquest upon the body of Ernest C. Wilmot, an infant two years of age, at the home of his mother in Fleischmanns, and found that he had wandered away from the house, and had fallen into the stream at the rear of the house, and that death was due to accidental drowning.
Wilsey, Edgar 1914 On Sept. 11, 1914, I was called to view the body of Edgar Wilsey, who was found dead in bed. Death due to natural causes. Nothing of value was found on his body.
Wilson, William 1924 On June 18, 1924 was called to Bordens Pond in Walton to investigate the death of William Wilson. Found death due to drowning when he jumped from a raft and couldn't swim to shore.
Wilson, George 1912 On Aug. 26, 1912, I was called to view the body of George Wilson, who was found dead in Hoyt's harness shop, Walton, NY. Found death due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on person.
Woodard, Nelson B. 1927 On May12, 1927, I was called to Arkville to investigate death of Nelson Woodward, who I found with a rope around his neck suspended from a rafter in a blacksmith shop, and gave cause of death as hanging with suicidal intent.
Woods, Infant 1922 On Dec. 10, 1921, acting on a petition of the District Attorney and an order of the County Judge, I attended the exhumation and examination of the remains of an infant named Woods, buried at Pinesville below Walton. The remains were too badly decomposed to be able to ascertain the cause of death.
Woolheater, Olive 1916 On Nov. 27, 1915, I held an inquest upon the body of Olive Woolheater at Fleischmanns, NY, and found that death was due to natural causes.
Woolheater, Ella 1910 On Aug. 5, 1910 I viewed the body of Ella Woolheater, who died at her home in the Village of Griffin Corners, under circumstances which made it advisable to report the death to a Coroner. At the autopsy, which was performed by Dr. Elwin Champlin, acting as Coroner's physician it was found that death was due to acute toxic gastritis caused by wood alcohol. I held the inquest on the 10th day of August, and found that said deceased had taken a quantity of wood alcohol the evening before, probably mistaking it for grain alcohol, and thereby causing her death.
Woolner, Antonia 1914 On the 30th day of July, 1914, I held an inquest upon the body of Antonia Woolner, who was found dead in a bath tub at the Grand Hotel and found that death was due to natural causes.
Wormuth, Joseph 1914 On Dec. 22, 1913, I held an inquest on the body of Joseph Wormuth at Shinhopple, NY, I made decision that he had died of Senile decay. Nothing of value found on his body.
Wormuth, Charles 1910 Was called this 23rd day of January, 1910, to investigate cause of death of Charles Wormuth, who was seen to fall into the stream at Readburn, and whose body was found this morning. Went and made investigation and gave decision, that Charles Wormuth came to his death by accidental drowning on the 27th day of January, 1910.
Worster, George 1910 On the 9th day of July, 1910 I viewed the body of George Worster of Sidney, NY. The autopsy of the aforesaid revealed that death was due to carbolic acid poisoning. Nothing of value found on his person.
Worth, Ora 1922 Killed in train wreck. See details under William Lafferty.
Wrench, Barbara 1913 On Nov. 7, 1913, I was called to Fishs' Eddy to investigate death of Barbara Wrench, I found that her death was caused by apoplexy. Nothing of value found on her body.
Wright, Rebecca 1908 On Feb. 10, 1908 I was called to Sidney to view bod of Rebecca Wright, who was found lying in bed with life extinct. Upon investigation found that death was due to natural causes. Nothing of value found on her person.
Wright, Gilbert 1928 On Oct. 6, 1928, Gilbert Wright, an infant, was killed in an automobile accident in the Village of Hancock. An inquest was held at Johnson City and in Hancock and I rendered a verdict that he died from a fracture of his skull and vertebrae, and that the accident was due to failure of the driver of the car in which he was a passenger to observe the approach of a heavy passenger bus, in front of which he deliberately turned his car.
Wright, William H. 1912 On Aug. 22, 1912, I was called to Sidney to view the body of William H. Wright, who was found dead beside the D & H railroad track. Investigation revealed the fact that death was due to injuries caused by being struck by a fast train. Nothing of value found on his person.
Wright, Thomas R. 1898 Nov. 1, 1898 the following found on deceased: Discharge paper, discharging Thomas R. Wright from the United States Army; express receipt; G.A.R. badge; pair of spectacles; all of which were turned over to his brother. Clothing left upon the deceased for burial.
Yaple, Caroline M. 1914 On the 19th day of October, 1914, I was called to view the body of Caroline M. Yaple, who died at her home in New Kingston, at the end of a protracted illness, but who had no physician in attendance for some time. Deeming an inquest unnecessary, I gave a death certificate.
Yeary, Reed 1923 On Aug. 14, 1923, I was called to a point one mile west of South Kortright on the state road, to view the bodies of Reed and John Yeary, who had been found pinned under a Ford roadster by workmen on the state road. Investigation revealed the facts that the men had been drinking heavily and a verdict of accidental death was rendered.
Yeary, John 1923 See Reed Yeary report.
Yendes, Lucy 1920 On Feb. 3, 1920, viewed the body of Miss Lucy Yendes, an aged school teacher of Hancock, N.Y. After holding an inquest on Feb. 5, 1920, I found that she had met death by accident after being struck by an Erie R. R. train opposite the Erie depot at Hancock Village.
Yetson, Martin 1912 On May 27, 1912 I was called to Elk Brook to investigate the death of Martin Yetson of Elk Brook and found that his death was caused by falling and being run over by a load of wood which he was driving. I found no money or valuables on the body.
Young, Ambrose 1918 I was called to Downsville on the 14th day of July 1918 to investigate cause of death of Ambrose Young, who had been found dead in his bed. after making an investigation and taking evidence I gave a verdict that death was due to apoplexy and paresis.
Young, B. J. 1931 On Nov.3, 1931 I viewed the body of B. J. Young and found death due to fracture of skull produced by being struck by automobile. Dr. F. H. Devitt acted as coroner's physician in above case.
Zahorik, Arthur 1922 On June 16, 1922 called to East Branch at 9 p.m. Viewed the body of Arthur Zahorik, age 22years; also the body of Herbert Simpson, age 18 years, both of Roscoe, Sullivan County, New York. The bodies were found on the State road about one mile above Beaverkill Point. After appoint Dr. A. D. Johnston, of East Branch, as coroner physician and after full examination and inquisition, I rendered verdict that each young man met instant and accidental death while riding toward East Branch at high speed on a tandem motorcycle that evening, as the result of a collision with an automobile occupied by Alfred M. Cortright, age 26 years, and Harold G. Hell, of the same age, both of Middletown, NY. The automobile was going in the opposite direction. All valuables and money found was handed over to relatives.
Zelkowitz, Minnie 1914 On the 29th day of June, 1914, I held an inquest upon the body of Minnie Zelkowitz, who died suddenly at a summer boarding house between Fleischmanns and Arkville, and found that death was due to natural causes, namely heart disease.
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