Friday, April 6, 2012

Wilson, Woodrow S. 1913-1941 Masonville Obituary and Accident Report

Wilson, Woodrow S. 1913-1941

Woodrow S. Wilson Killed and Wesley Pierce Suffered Fractured Left Shoulder in Crash With Truck.
One man was killed and his companion suffered a fractured shoulder when the car in which they were riding failed to make a curve on route 7, one mile south of Afton and was in collision with an oncoming milk truck.
The killed was Woodrow S. Wilson 28, of Masonville, and the injured was Wesley Pierce, 32, of Mr. Upton, who was taken to the Bainbridge hospital for treatment.
According to the report of State Troopers A. M. Whitney and Milton Ratner of Troop C, and Trooper Jas. Mahoney of the B. C. I., the accident occurred opposite the Arthur Sutwils farm about 3:30 Saturday morning. The report said that Mr. Wilson was driving a 1937 sedan toward Afton, and was in collision with the milk truck of A. T. Kirby of Bainbridge.
The body of Mr. Wilson was taken to the funeral parlors of Ernest Tabor in Afton. Dr. Carl Meacham of Greene, Chenango county coroner, issued a verdict of accidental death.
Mr. Pierce and Mr. Wilson were both employed in the bench department of the Scintilla Magneto Co. in this village.
Dr. Edward Danforth of Bainbridge described Mr. Pierce's condition as not serious. He suffered a fractured left shoulder and minor superficial injuries.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Colwell Brothers chapel at Bainbridge, Rev. Lewis Johnson of the Bainbridge Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Masonville cemetery.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Wilson, and three brothers, Mark, John and George, all of Masonville; and two sisters, Mrs. Keith Latham of Masonville, and Mrs. Ivan Hicks of Trout Creek.

Addendum: Woodrow S. Wilson was born Jan. 20, 1913 at Masonville, Delaware County, NY.

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