Orthello Perry Jenks, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orthello G Jens, Earlville, was drowned in an unknown manner in Twitchell Lake shortly after 10 Friday morning. Nobody saw the child fall in the water and the accident was not known until a member of the family found his body floating in two feet of water near the dock in front of the camp.
Dr. Hayes who occupies a camp nearby and Dr. Wright of Twitchell Inn were summoned and worked over the lad's body for several hours but were unable to resuscitate him. Undertaker Leon Eldridge of Old Forge was notified and he in turn advised Dr. James W Graves coroner, Herkimer. The latter gave permission for the removal of the body to the Eldridge funeral parlors.
The child was last seen as he left the breakfast table and when it was noted a short time later that he was missing a search of the premises was begun, which let to the finding of the body in the lake. It is believed he was playing at the edge of the dock and lost his balance.
Besides his parents, he leaves a sister. The body will be taken to Earlville for funeral and interment.
The sad news of the death of Luther G Jones, a former resident of this village, was received here last week. Mr. Jones died on Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, 1920, at Hinckley after a very brief illness, aged 49 years.
Until about two years ago he resided with his family in this village for several years and made many friends while here. He obtained employment at Hinckley and moved his family there last year. He is survived by his wife and two children, Herbert and Alice.
The sad news of the death of Clarence B Judd, which occurred after a brief illness of influenza followed by pneumonia at his home at Columbus Monday morning, was received by friends here. Clarence was born in this town and resided here all his life until he took up his residence at Columbus a few years ago, and leaves many warm friends here to mourn his untimely passing. Besides his wife he is survived by his father, George Judd and two sisters, Ora Judd and Mrs Glenn Reed all of Columbus.
Smyrna, Feb. 11 -- On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8, 1919, at her home in this village occurred the death of Josephine Judd, wife of James Judd.
Josephine Brown, youngest of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Amenzo R Brown was born in the town of Smyrna on the Brown farm now occupied by Ralph M Simons on November 27, 1882, and with the exception of a few years spent with her parents at Earlville has been a resident of this place all her life.
On October 27, 1907, she became the wife of Alton Francher, who passed away December 8, 1909. July 10, 1918 she was united in marriage with James Judd, who with one brother, A R Brown of this place is left to mourn her passing.
Prayer was held from the home and funeral services in the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she had been a member for several years, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. S B Leary of Hamilton assisted by Rev. W S York officiating and interment made beside her father and mother inthe family plot at the Sherburne West Hill cemetery.
On Wednesday last Smyrna friends of Ora Judd were shocked to learn that she had passed away at the home of her brother, Clarence, at Columbus on that day. On Sunday, February 14, she left her position at the Matterson hospital at Norwich and went to Columbus to assist in the care of her brother, who passed away on Monday of last week, and her father who is now convalescing, and after a few days was seriously ill herself and on Wednesday the end came. She was born in Smyrna and with the family passed her life here with the exception of the past few years which have been mostly spent at the home of her brother; and her many friends here will learn with regret of her death.
Benjamin C Kenyon, formerly a resident of Norwich, died in Syracuse Saturday night, following a brief illness. He was 68 years old. He was a member of Canasawaeta lodge of Odd Fellows, Chenango Encampment and Rebekah lodge of South Otselic. He was also a member of Norwich lodge FAM and the local order of Red Men. Mr Kenyon is survived by his wife, Emma J Bell Kenyon of Syracuse, and one son Joseph Kenyon of Sandusky, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the South Otselic Methodist church and will be in charge of the local lodge of Odd Fellows.
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