Garrattsville Man Dies of Injuries
Lee Parker Succumbs in Cooperstown Hospital
Following West Burlington Crash
Cooperstown, Jan. 6—Lee Parker, 35, of Garrattsville, suffereing from fractured cervical vertebra, a fracture at the base of the skull, and fractured lower jaw, besides cuts and abrasions, died in the Bassett hospital at 2:15 this morning. He never recovered consciousness after an automobile accident on the main throughfare through the village of West Burlington late Saturday afternoon.
It will probably never be known what caused Mr. Parker's Oldsmobile sedan to leave the highway, crash into a tree. He had been in Edmeston during the afternoon overseeing repairs to one of his farm trucks at an Edmeston garage. The truck was being driven by a farm hand, Clyde Goodier, a short distance ahead of the Parker sedan. Goodier did not learn of the accident until he reached home. Neighbors near the scene, heard the crash, and left their homes to discover Mr. Parker gravely injured. He was taken to the office of Dr. E. C. Granger in Edmeston, who advised his immediate transfer to the Bassett hospital in the Houk ambulance.
The body was taken to Houk's Funeral parlors today and the funeral will be held from the family home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dr. C. E. Vermilya, the pastor of the Methodist church will officiate, and interment will be in the Edmeston Union cemetery.
Mr. Parker was born in the town of New Lisbon, 35 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Parker. He attended Edmeston High school, and during the World war he enlisted and was encamped in this country, ready to go overseas when the armistice was declared.
About 15 years ago he was married to Miss Eva Holt of Edmeston, and for several years they conducted the Eva-Lee Ice Cream parlor in Edmeston, and also the Edmeston moving picture theatre.
Due to the condition of his father's health, who has been an invalid for some time, Mr. Parker returned to Garrattsville about seven years ago to operate his father's farm.
Surviving are his parents, his wife, a daughter, Janice 11, a son, Victor, 7, all of Garrattsville; and one brother, Albert Parker of Burlington Flats.
He was a member of Farmers' lodge, R. & A. M., in Edmeston, and of the Morris chapter, Royal Arch Masons.