Posted By:Leona MacDonald
Subject:Re: Fred and Maggie Hess
Post Date:July 24, 2007 at 22:34:59
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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The lack of proper lights on the au
tomobile and the failure to sound an
a1 arm is charged by Coroner W. E.
Deuel is his verdict in the Hess case,
announced this week. Jennie Hess was
struck and killed by a car driven by
Lamott Spurr of Pulaski near Adams
on the evening of July 4, as, with her
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs, Fred
Hess, and with their adopted daughter,
she was walking along the road.

watertown herald-august 5, 1916


Child Killed At Adams
Adams, July 5.—As Mrs. 'Fred Hess,
her 12-year-old daughter, Mabel, and
her niece, Jennie Hess, were walking
to their home on the Taylor Settlement
road about 10 o'clock last evening
they were struck by an automobile
and Jennie Hess instantly killed,
her head being crushed. 'Mrs. Hess
and her daughter were also struck and
received minor injuries, .Mrs. Hess
having her back slightly injured and
a bruise over one eye. The daughter
had one leg bruised.
The child who was killed was the
daughter of Dan Hess, of Cobville,
and was seven years of age. The accident
occurred on the ridge road just
south of this village by the Littlefleld
dairy farm.
The people were walking on the
right side of the road well on to the
side when the car streck them. They
were returning from the celebration in
Adams. The car was driven by Lamont
Spurr of Pulaski,who had his
wife and little daughter with him.
Mr. Spurr returned to Adams before
proceeding to his home at Pulaski.
Dr. Goss was summoned and brought
the body of little Jennie to the undertaking
rooms and Mrs. Hess and her
daughter were broughat to Dr. S. E.
Douglass' office.

Watertown Herald - July 8, 1916


(taylor settlement is near where i grew up. right around the corner. I grew up with the littlefield famly and i know the hess family from my records i just found married into the hess tribe. If you go to google you can type in taylor settlement ellisburg new york and get a map of it. I'm trying to figure out how the Frank is related to them. I think one of Vera Curtis LIttlefield's great uncles married a Hess)