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Gouverneur Free Press - Wednesday, January 24, 1912


Ankle Crushed by Tree – Erton A. Hurst, well Known Macomb Farmer Badly Injured Monday

Erton A. Hurst, one of the best known farmers of the town of Macomb, whose farm is located between Pine Hill and Pierces Corners, had his right ankle badly crushed Monday forenoon by being caught under a falling tree.  He was brought to this village but the leg had swollen to such extent that Drs. Drury and Close found it impossible to reduce the fracture and he was taken to the home of his father-in-law, Milton Truax, to await development.  Mr. Hurst was felling a large oak tree in his pasture when the accident occurred.  The tree had very long branches and as it fell one of these struck Mr. Hurst, knocking him to the ground and pinioning his right foot.  He succeeded in releasing it and a short time later he managed to secure assistance from the farm house nearby.


Mrs. Eliza Stark – Sudden Death of Old and Well Known Resident of Brasie Corners at Her Home Saturday Morning

Mrs. Eliza Stark, widow of James Stark, a one time prominent Macomb farmer died suddenly at 7 a.m. Saturday at her home at Brasie Corners, heart failure being the cause.  Mrs. Stark had been enjoying her usual health of late and when she arose that morning she did not complain of feeling ill but a half hour later she was suddenly stricken and passed away within a few minutes.  Mrs. Stark was born July 24, 1831, a daughter of the late Morris and Lucindia Stark Lee.  She was educated in the schools of her home section and about 55 years ago she was united in marriage to James Stark, a distant relative of her mother, and up to the time of her husband’s death which occurred about 20 years ago, they followed farming with success near Brasie Corners.  Several years ago Mrs. Stark purchased a home at Brasie’s and she has since resided there with her son Julius Stark.  She is survived by three sons, Julius and James of Macomb and Andrew Stark of Colton, and one brother, Nelson Lee of Pope Mills.  Mrs. Stark’s mother was a descendent of General Stark of Revolutionary fame.  The funeral services were conducted from the Brasie Corners, Methodist Episcopal church at 1 p.m. Monday