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Gouverneur Tribune Press - Wednesday, August 5, 1936


Eugene Turnbull, 59, Died Tuesday

Eugene Turnbull, 59, former farmer of Macomb, died of Coronary thrombosis at his home in Elmdale at 6:50am today.   Mr. Turnbull and his wife had moved to Elmdale from Gouverneur about three months ago and were operating the former charter store at Elmdale, now owned by Oscar Love.  Early Monday morning, Mr. Turnbull was stricken critically ill.  He had been in poor health for several years, and underwent a major operation about a year ago.


Mr. Turnbull was born in the town of Macomb March 31, 1877, the son of Thomas A. and Almeda Countryman Turnbull.  He married Carrie Clute of Macomb in December 1899.  For many years they operated a farm near Pierces Corners.  In 1924 they moved to Gouverneur, where they resided on Park Street until last May.


Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Harold Turnbull, DeKalb Junction; Murray Turnbull, Brooklyn; three sisters, Mrs. Maria Hall, Macomb; Mrs. William Kimball, Watertown; Mrs. A. I. Millard, Gouverneur; one brother, George Turnbull, Macomb and two grandchildren.


A prayer service will be held at the home in Elmdale Thursday at 1:30pm followed by services in the Methodist church at Gouverneur at 2:30pm.  Rev. E. J. Lavis of Philadelphia and Rev. P. D. Mang of Brasie Corners will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.


Twins born at VanDuzee Hospital

Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Smith, 5 Mills Street, on Friday morning at VanDuzee hospital.  The weights of the boys were six pounds four ounces and six pounds four and one-quarter ounces.  Mrs. Smith before her marriage was Miss Winifred LaQuier of Gouverneur.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith have three other children.


$625.12 Award for Leslie Hull

An award of $625.12 for a 50 percent loss of the left thumb was made to Leslie Hull, 38 Graves St., Gouverneur, by Referee Mark C. Kelly at the regular term of compensation court in the Municipal Building Friday morning.

Mr. Hull caught his thumb between the rollers of a paper perforating machine in the finishing plant of the Rushmore paper Company Mill at Natural Dam. 

The award made to Mr. Hull was the only large one on a calendar of 16 cases.  An award of $3,200 to Arthur Reed of Edwards will be paid through the Rehabilitation bureau, Referee Kelly stated.  Mr. Reed was employed by St. Joseph’s Lead Company at Edwards.  He injured his back and legs in a fall.

Charles Parker, R. D. 5, Gouverneur, was awarded $256.20 for a ten percent loss of the left hand.  He was employed by St. Joseph Lead Company at Balmat.

Donald Gaines, Rushmore mill employee, was awarded $52.58 for ten percent loss of the great toe.

Manuel Pont, Dekalb Junction, employed by Louis Mayersohn was awarded $16.

The case of Merton Hurley, Edwards, was continued.  Mr. Hurley, who was employed by the International Pulp Company lost a finger.