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Misc Newspaper Extracts

Contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey

Frequent contributor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey provided the following newspaper extracts obtained during recent research.

Erie Dispatch-Herald Saturday 19 Mar 1938


Prompt action of her brother saved Ada Verno, 11, of 820 W. 2nd St., from serious burns at her home this morning, according to neighbors.Information given the Dispatch-Herald indicated the girl was burned about the head and face when she attempted to light an oven in her home.The first match went out and she left the gas turned on while she lit a second, causing the flames to spurt from the stove and envelope her.Her brother, Alfred, 23, smothered the fire on her clothing.

Erie Daily Times Friday 16 May 1941


E. F. Curtze, wealthy industrialist who died May 7 left an estate estimated at $1,000,000, according to his will filed for probate Friday in the office of Register of Wills Ralph McCord.This will create two trust funds.The first, representing one third of the estate, benefits the widow, Mrs. Caroline J. Curtze who will receive the income.After her death the income is to be divided between deceasedís son, F. A. Curtze and his wife, Myrtle M. Curtze and later passes to their children, Carolyn and Frederick F. Curtze.The second trust, comprising another third of the estate, benefits deceasedís daughter, Louise C. Wilkin of Erie, who receives the life income.Later the income passed to F. A. Curtze and wife and then to their children.The last third of the estate is given outright to the son, F. A. Curtze.The trust funds are to be administered by the son and Attorney Alban W. Curtze.F. A. Curtze is executor of the entire estate.

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