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Ulster County New York Obituaries Extracted From The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, 1918

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1918 Obituaries from The Kingston Daily Freeman in Kingston, Ulster County New York.

BODLEY, William J., Obituary


Boy Found on Railroad Track With Bullet in Head.

William J. Bodley, 13, son of Joseph Bodley of Cementon, died at Catskill Sunday night from a bullet wound in his head. It is not known how Bodley was shot. He was found by Clinton Moore, nightwatchman at the Alpha Portland Cement Company, lying unconscious on the company's spur on the West Shore railroad with a bullet hole in his forehead. Moore took the boy to his home and Dr. Dean W. Jennings of Catskill was summoned. They boy died a short time after his arrival at Catskill. Coroner William M. Rapp and Distict Attorney H. McK. Curtis conducted an investigation, which revealed that the boy had been playing with a number of his comrades earlier in the afternoon. The autopsy showed the wound was made by a 31 calibre bullet.

James Ferrase, 12, one of Bodley's playmates, was arrested and taken to Catskill, but was released Monday morning. Ferrase has a 22 calibre rifle, but he has proven he was not connected with the affair. An inquest will take place today. [Kingston Daily Freeman, (Kingston, N.Y.), Tuesday, October 1, 1918]

KREIGER, Elmer, Obituary

Ex-Supervisor Elmer Kreiger, well known in this city, died at his home in Prattsville, Greene county, N.Y., Sunday evening, June 2nd, aged 60 years. Mr. Kreiger represented the town of Prattsville in the Greene county board of supervisors for twenty-three years, being chairman of the committee that built the new court house and jail at Catskill. Owing to failing health he refused a re-nomination for supervisors last fall. Mr. Kreiger was a member of the Oasis Lodge of Masons, Prattsville, Mountain Chapter of R.A.M. Windham and Rondoul Commandery. He is survived by his wife, a sister and two brothers. The funeral will be held from his late residence at Prattsville, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and will be in charge of Rondout Commandery. [Kingston Daily Freeman, (Kingston, N.Y.), Tuesday, June 04, 1918]