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REPORTS OF CORONERS for 1892-1893

SENECA COUNTY NY



The following are official Coroner's Reports specifically naming deceased persons.

SOURCE: "Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Seneca County, for the year 1893". Joseph S. Barnes, Chairman, Junius, N.Y.; George W. Golding, Clerk, Lodi, N.Y. Seneca Falls, N.Y., THE COURIER PRINTING COMPANY, 1893


To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Seneca County:
During the year ending Nov. 8th, 1893, I have examined or held inquests on the bodies of the following persons:

Nov. 22, 1892, on the body of Chas. Odell. Examining physician, Dr. Jas. Haslett.

Nov. 30, 1892, on the body of Mary Flynn. Examining physician, Dr. Jas. Haslett.

Dec. 9, 1892, on the body of Alice Neary. No examining physician.

Dec. 12, 1892, inquest on the body of Elizabeth Cochlin. Examining physician, Dr. Jas. Haslett. Jurors, J.B.H. Mongin, foreman; Ira Hendricks, Samuel Gardner, A.L. Wilbur, Michael H. Ryan, Richard Edwards and John C. Brophy.

Dec. 20, 1892, on the body of Mary Doyle. No examining physician.

Jan. 24, 1893, on the body of Elias Taylor. No examining physician.

Feb. 7, 1893, on the body of George Pene. No examining physician.

March 31, 1893, on the body of George Welles. No examining physician.

April 5, 1893, inquest on the body of Henry Francis. Examining physicians, Drs. Jas. Haslett and Chas. B. Osborn. In this case it was necessary to hold a post mortem. Jurors, Geo. W. Hulbert, foreman; Jacob Brooks, Philip Johnson, Fred Schott, Edward Strauss and John D. Aikens.

May 24, 1893, on the body of Martha Barnes. No examining physician.

July 3, 1893, on the body of Lucy Schuyber. Examining physician, Dr. S.R. Welles.

July 10, 1893, on the body of Wm. Beck. Examining physician, Dr. Carleton. Jurors, George Clark, foreman; Michael H. Ryan, George Watson, John E. Estes, Thos. Mills, Edwin Clark, Reynold Saybold.

July 17, 1893, on the body of David Dewitt. Examining physician, Dr. Haslett. Post mortem by Drs. Haslett and Geo. Clark.

July 21, 1893, on the body of Chas. Booth. Examining physician, Dr. Chas. Osborn. Post mortem by Drs. Chas. Osborn and Geo. Clark.

Sept. 10, 1893, inquest on the body of James Brown. Examining physician, Dr. Haslett. Post mortem by Drs. Jas. Haslett and C. B. Osborn. Jurors, Edward Nugent, foreman; W.D. Burrall, John Furniss, Duncan McArthur, George McCue, Jas. A. Acker, A.C. Reed, Frank M. Schott and Frank M. Gilbert.

Sept. 23, 1893, on the body of D.C. Pasco. No examining physician.

Oct. 28, 1893, on the body of Samuel H. Gilbert. Dr. G.W. Clark, examining physician.

Yours very respectfully,
Geo. A. Bellows, Coroner
[ Waterloo ]



To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of the County of Seneca:
I respectfully report that for the year ending December 31st, 1892, that being the ending of my term of office, I was called upon to view the bodies of the following named persons:

On the 13th day of December, 1892, the body of Albert Wood, a patient at Willard State Hospital, and upon investigation, I deemed that an inquest was unnecessary.

On the 25th day of December, 1892, the body of Mary A. Brokaw, upon investigation I deemed an inquest unnecessary. I found on her body one hundred dollars and forty-seven cents, which amount I turned over to Benjamin Franklin, her administrator.

John Denniston, Coroner
Dated Ovid, N.Y. Nov, 14th, 1893
[ Ovid ]



To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of the County of Seneca:
Since the date of my last report to you, I was called upon to attend upon the body of one, John B. Hilkert, who died on the fourth day of December, 1893, and after viewing the body of said John Hilkert and inquiring into the facts concerning his death, I deemed an inquest unnecessary.
George Post, Coroner
Subscribed and sworn to before me this fourth day of December, 1893.
J.D. Thomas, Notary Public.



To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of the County of Seneca:
I hereby respectfully report that during the year ending this day, since the period covered by my last report, I have held two inquests.

On the bodies of Herman O. Wright at Lodi, N.Y., on the 29th day of February, 1893, in which case the Jury found the cause of death to be from a wound made by cuts upon his throat, severing the principal vessels and wind-pipe, which wound was caused by himself. The Jury were William B. Clawson, Eugene C. Baker, John D. Covert, James A. Huff, D. Van Lew Minor, Benjamin Swarthout, Winfield D. Farr, Michael McEvoy, Charles P. Seeley and John Freestone. Examining physician, James S. Carman, M.D.

And a burglar (unknown), killed at Ovid, N.Y., on the 21st day of July, 1893, in which case the Jury found the cause of death to be from a bullet wound inflicted from a weapon in the hands of a person to them unknown, that he so came to his death while engaged in the commission of a felony in breaking into the Postoffice building in the Village of Ovid, N.Y. The jury were James D. Purdy, Will W. Payne, Francis M. Rappleye, Bernard McGregan, John W. Swarthout, Patrick Savage, Abram Wilson, John H. Steele, William J. Potter, Aaron H. Sheridan and Seymour Horton. Examining physician, Dr. A. Horton.

I was also called upon to view the bodies of John McKelskey, Frank Rohn, George Krug and Domico Fendo, and made inquiry into the cause of death of each and in neither case deemed an inquest necessary.

Dated at Ovid, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1893
George Post, Coroner
Swortn to before me this 15th day of Nov., 1893.
J.D. Thomas, Notary Public.



To the Board of Supervisors of Seneca County:
I, Frank G. Seaman, a coroner of Seneca County, do hereby report the names of the following persons who have served on coroners' juries upon inquests which I have held during the year beginning with November 10th, 1891 and ending with the date of this report:

Henry George served two days on inquest on Alexander Olsson.

Abram Fitch served 4 days on inquests on Alexander Olsson and unknown infant.

William Harpst served 6 days on inquests on Alexander Olsson, J.J. Crumb and unknown infant

George B. Seeley served 6 days on inquests on Alexander Olsson, J.J. Crumb and unknown infant

Patrick Reagan served 4 days on inquests on Alexander Olsson and J.J. Crumb

J.P. Humphrey served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

Hugh Gilmore served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

Charles Moll served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

Miles Flanagan served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

Joe Beh served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

James F. Dalrymple served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

Thomas Doran served 2 days on inquest on Alexander Olsson

George W. Johnson served 4 days on inquest on J. J. Crumb and unknown infant

James Wilcoxen served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Albert Dewitt served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

John W. Russell served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Thomas Drumgoold served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Ernest G. Gould served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Weed Barnum served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Elbert Osborne served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

William Hull served 2 days on inquest on J.J. Crumb

Fred Siegrist served 2 days on inquest on unknown infant

W.S. Van Houten served 2 days on inquest on unknown infant

Frank I. Springstead served 2 days on inquest on unknown infant

John O'Brien served 2 days on inquest on unknown infant

The above is a correct list.
F.G. Seaman, Coroner
Seneca County
[ Seneca Falls ]



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