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Obituary of  Guilford Dudley MACE
Fulton, Oswego Co., N.Y.

Many thanks to Gale Lee Payne for generously sharing this information on her 2nd great-grandfather, Guilford Dudley Mace, Jr., who died 7 Jan 1935.  I wrote you before about my ggggrandfather Guilford Dudley Mace, Sr. who was killed at Gettysburg the first day.  Now here is a story about his son, Guilford Dudley Mace who was killed in Fulton, Oswego Co., NY..  This is from a newspaper there.  My grandmother Mary Minnie Mace Quade saved it....

Gale told me her "Dad's family has been difficult to trace.  Dad so much wanted to find out more, but unfortunately that didn't happen before he passed away 4 years ago.  As a tribute to he and my Mother, who researched for more that 35 years on both sides, I am persistently pursuing more information on the families... This is a tribute not only to Guilford D. Mace, but my Father, Guilford William Quade...thanks again.

Gale is researching the following surnames and would love hear from anyone about them and exchange information: QUADE, MCQUADE, MACE, DYER, BLAKE, CODY, SCHOFIELD, CAMPAIGN, KELLY, COLE, HAZARD, DRUM AND COLEMAN.  Please contact her at: Gale Lee Payne


Fulton- Services for Guilford D. Mace, 74 of 607 Academy street, killed instantly in an accident here, will be at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Quade 422 South 5th Street.  Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. 

Mr. Mace was found dead from accident injuries 35 feet east of the Second street crossing on East Broadway early Tuesday morning.  Investigation of the accident is almost completed, by local police working under Chief Edward J. Dyer.  The only part of the inquiry remaining for local police is confirmation of the registration of the death car.  The car was driven by Bob O'Grady high school athlete, according to Chief Dyer, but the car was owned by Lawrence Dewitt of 604 Highland Street and operator of a gas station here. The papers have been ordered produced for the records by City Judge Herbert J. Wilson.

Pleading guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after he 
appeared voluntarily at police headquarters and admitted responsibility for 
the hit-skip death of Guilford Mace, 74, of 607 Academy Street nine hours 
after the accident happened early Tuesday morning in this city, Robert J. 
O'Grady, 19, of 522 Onedia Street, received a deferred sentence, was placed on probation for a year and sentence was deferred for that length of time. 

Mace was employed at the Sealright corporation plant in State street.  He 
left there shortly after 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning and talked for a moment with Patrolman Murphy, patrolling the East Broadway beat.  Mace walked up Second Street, northerly, to East Broadway.  Murphy went west to First Street and walked north to report at the police call box at Broadway and First.  As he pulled the box about 12:45 o'clock, he saw the car speed east on Broadway.  He heard a thud.  A short time later Robert Stevens of 406 Schuyler street, walking home from the Nestle plant, discovered the body and told the patrolman. 

Examination indicated the man was dead and Murphy called Police Captain
William A. Pare.  The captain sent Chief Dyer and Dr. E. A. Gladman to the
scene. Dyer asked Oswego city and county police to scour their highways, believing that those responsible for the robbery of Mace last week might have caused the hit and run to remove him as a witness in the robbery.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Quade of 468 South sixth street, daughter and son-in-law of Mace, discovered a short time after the accident that the man probably had nearly $100 in his pocketbook when he was hit.  Only 69 cents
was found in the pocket book. It was near the body, 35 feet east of the crossing.  The body was badly injured.  A rubber was found nearby and its mate was 30 feet away. Mace's hat and glasses were 20 feet away on the north side of the road.  Patrolman Toblin and Fox saw a car like the hit-skip turn north, in the direction to the Oswego road, shortly after the accident.
With the local leads exhausted and the Oswego angled increasing, search was conducted there during the early hours of the morning.

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