enter name and hit return
2 October 1904
The Surrogate's Court
The following business was transacted by the Kings county
Surrogate's Court, Hon. James C. CHURCH, Surrogate, for
the week ending Oct. 1, 1904.
Wills proved -
Frederick S. BURR, Sr.
John Hodson CARSON
JanE Mc NULTY
David B. POWELL
Rachel J. REMSEN
Bernard B. REICH
David E. TAYLOR
Letters of Administrationwere granted on the estates of
the following deceased persons:
William H. AVERY
Hugh S. CONGDON
John V. DUNWORTH
Louise B. DE BERTRAM
Michael J. GALLAGHER
William H. KENDALL
Squire A. LUTHER
Emanuel C. MACCLINCHEY
Margaret A. MURRPHY
Margaret A. RUCKERT
James W. SHERIDAN
William T. SCHOBER
Letters of Guardianship were issued on the persons and property :
of Fanny and William RUHL to Jacob SCHAUS,
of John L. and Dorothy LUCKSMITH to Hattie W. LUCKENBACH,
of Byron J. SMITH to Thomas M. WILSON,
of Mary DOUGHERTY to James DOUGHERTY,
of Charles FAIRBROTHER to William J. FAIRBROTHER,
of Alphonso E., Signe V., Asta P. and Raymond A. ANDERSON to Anna ANDERSON,
of John W. METZGER to Lena E. METZGER,
of Myrtle PHILLIPS to John J. PHILLIPS,
of Edna H. BROWN to Agnes E. BROWN,
of Irene F. SHAUGHNESSEY to Annie M. SHAUGHNESSY, (as written)
of Mildred E. NEWLANDS to Lucien F. NEWLANDS.
4 October 1904
Police Court Notes
John KLEEINHEIM, William KRIESSCHER, William CLARK, and Frank RYAN were fined
$5 each in the Flatbush court to-day for peddling without a license.
Gustave HEULE, 42 years old, a butcher, of 204 Avenue E, was discharged in
the Flatbush court to-day, on a charge of having attempted to cut his throat
with a razor. He said it was an accident.
Marino VERIPAPA, of 84 Skillman street, was held in $1,000 in Myrtle avenue
court to-day on the charge of stabbing Sunta GARAFOLO, of 1252 Gates avenue,
about the head with a knife, on Sunday, during a quarrel over a card game.
Henry T. JACKSON, colored, of 1882 Fulton street, was arrested on complaint
of his cousin, Isabella JACKSON, who alleges he stole a pair of gold-rimmed
spectacles and a gold ring. JACKSON pleaded not guilty, and was held in $200
bail until Friday.
Michael McHUGH, 35 years old, of 19 Prescott place, and Marie BARNABY, of
the same address, were sent to jail for 10 days, in the Gates avenue court
to-day, on a charge of disorderly conduct.
John HARVEY, 17 years old, of 305 Atlantic avenue, and John HARRISON,18 years
old, of 275 Livingston street, were charged with petty larceny in the Butler
street court to-day by Mrs. Margaret STARBUCK, of 214 Fifth-fifth street, who
said that the boys entered the hallway of her residence and stole a bicycle
and a pair of roller skates. The boys denied the charge and were held for
examination in $100 each.
Rebecca ARMSTRONG, 37 years old, of 68 Third street, was arrested last night
by Patrolman BATTAM, of the Hamilton avenue station, for being in a state
of intoxication and apparently unable to take charge of a 5-year-old child
who walked beside her. The woman was fined $10 by Magistrate TIGHE to-day.
The child was placed in charge of the Children's Society.
11 October 1904
DENTIST KING FINED $100 IN SPECIAL SESSIONS FOR THRASHING DR. CLAYTON
George B. KING, a dentist, of 1123 Bedford avenue, was fined $100 in the
court of Special Sessions yesterday afternoon for assaulting his
father-in-law, Charles C. CLAYTON, also a dentist, of 536 Herkimer street.
Dr. CLAYTON alleged that KING came to his house late on the night of July 15
and rang the bell with great violence. Mrs. CLAYTON raised a window and KING
said that he had a telegram for Dr. CLAYTON. On the witness stand, Dr.
"I went downstairs and on opening the door saw to my surprise that the
messenger was my son-in-law. He seized me by the throat and punched me
unmercifully. The wound in my hand is the result of a bite. My daughter
Ethel, KING's wife, who was present during the fracas, was also bitten. KING
and my daughter have been seperated about a year. My wife and I have taken
my daughter and her child to our home and have forbidden KING to enter the
Dr. CLAYTON's testimony was corroborated by Mrs. CLAYTON and their
daughter. The defendant denied all allegations, but was found guilty and
sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or go to jail for sixty days.
AGED WIDOW OF WAR HERO IN COURT AS A THIEF
Declaring that she was the widow of a Gettysburg hero, and that she would
never reveal her identity, a woman, 84 years old, known to the police as
Mrs. Mary GRAY, was before Magistrate O'REILLY in the Manhattan avenue court
this morning, on a charge of grand larceny. She was arrested yesterday
afternoon, by Patrolman MOONEY, of the Greenpoint avenue station, after Mrs.
Lena GEISS, of 140 West street, had pointed her out as the woman who stole
her silk dress and hat, all valued at $28.
The aged woman lived with Mrs. GEISS until four weeks ago, when she
suddenly disappeared, taking the dress and hat with her. When she was
arrested she had on the stolen apparel.
When brought before the magistrate, the prisoner, who is strong in spite
of her age, and has a refined face, admitted stealing the property.
"I wanted to visit some friends in West One Hundred and Seventeenth
street, New York, and wanted to make a good appearance," she said. "No, my
name is not GRAY. I will never tell my real name. My husband was one of the
heroes of Gettysburg, and I will never disgrace his memory. I am guilty, and
you may send me to jail."
Magistrate O'REILLY did not know what to do with the old woman. He said
she was too old to be sent to jail, and that she probably did not realize
the enormity of the offence. He finally decided to consult the District
Attorney, and sent the aged prisoner back to the Greenpoint avenue station,
with instructions that the matron take good care of her.
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