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Gouverneur Tribune Press - Wednesday, September 2, 1936


Frank L. Wells dies in HospitalResident of Old DeKalb Victim of Heart Disease – Funeral services Held Tuesday

Frank L. Wells, 68, resident of Old DeKalb, died Sunday night in the VanDuzee hospital here of heart disease.  He was a mechanic and painter and had lived nearly all his life in Old DeKalb.

Mr. Wells was born in the town of DeKalb January 2, 1869, son of John and Jennie Wells.  He was a member of the DeKalb grange and the Masonic and Forrester lodges at Richville.  Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Cora Holt Wells; a brother, Willis Wells of Hermon, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Walrath of Rensselaer Falls.

Services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the home, Rev. Allen Bowering, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Heuvelton officiated.  Burial was made at DeKalb Junction.


Washburns Wed Half a Century – Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn Observe Their Golden Wedding Anniversary Today

Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn of 26 Pearl Street,  this village, are observing their 50th wedding anniversary today.  George H. Washburn and Miss Julia A. LaChine were married September 2, 1886, at the Baptist parsonage, by Rev. H. S. Schwartz, then pastor of the Baptist church here.  All of their married life has been spent in Gouverneur, most of the time in the house where they now reside which they built forty six years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Washburn had eight children, four sons, Herbert L., Earl B., Lawson G.,  and Louis A. Washburn.  Four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Goodison of Alliance, Ohio; Mrs. Lila Duke, and Miss Dorris Washburn of Syracuse; and another daughter, Helena Washburn, who passed away September 26, 1924 at the age of 22 years.  They also have sixteen grandchildren.