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 Robert Lee Hull

Robert Lee Hull

Birth
Caneadea, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death 10 Feb 1962 (aged 19)
Almond, Allegany County, New York, USA
Burial Belfast, Allegany County, New York, USA
Plot Rear of Mausoleum Grave 12
Memorial ID 10192360 · View Source
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ROBERT HULL KILLED IN HIGHWAY TRAGEDY

ALMOND – Driving home after attending a friend’s wedding, a young Town of Caneadea man was fatally injured in a two-car crash here that hospitalized the other driver Saturday.
Robert L. Hull, 19, of the Crawford Creek Road, died of a neck fracture and massive abdominal hemorrhaging.
Arthur Fields, 54, of Hamburg, N.Y., the other driver, sustained a severe left arm laceration, fractures of both legs and multiple fractures and lacerations of the lower jaw.
Bethesda Hospital at Hornell listed him in “fair” good condition.
Dr. F. Stanley Webster of Friendship, an Allegany County Coroner, ascribing the Hull fatality to an accident, said multiple injuries including hip area fractures and a crushed chest. The victim died at the scene.
SECOND IN TWO DAYS
The fatality was the second on Allegany County roads in two consecutive days. On Friday, Marvin R. Halladay, 19 an Elmira native and 1961 Wellsville Central High School graduate, was fatally injured in a single car crash on Rt. 19 in the town of Willing.
Trooper T J Scaglione of the Wellsville zone station reported the accident occurred at 4:40pm on the Carr Valley Rd – County Rd 2 – west of its Rt. 21 intersection in the Village of Almond, in east central Allegany County.
Mr. Hull apparently was heading west, but his auto appeared to have been in the east-bound traffic lane.
Indications were that Mr. Fields, traveling east, held his auto in the eastbound land – and both met head-on at the crest of a hill.
Since the sun was low in the west and the sky was clear at the time, and the oncoming Caneadea driver was mounting a hill, speculation was that he was blinded by the bright sun and did not see the approaching Hamburg car until it was too late.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles.
Mr. Hull’s 1957-model sedan and the 1960 sedan driven by Mr. Fields were extensively damaged.
Mr. Hull, a Belfast native, was an engineer-technician for the New York State Public Works Department, attached to the district 6 office at Hornell.
The June, 1960 graduate of Belfast Central School was an active member of the Belfast Central School chapter of the Future Farmers of America, and of the Belfast Catholic Youth Council.
Surviving are his parents, Richard Hull, Sr. and Mrs. Frances Smith Hull; a brother, Navy-Fireman Technician Richard Hull Jr., Long Beach, California; paternal and maternal grandmothers: Mrs. Thomas Smith, Caneadea; and Mrs. Sarah Wixson, Black Creek; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Reported in The Belfast Blaze, Allegany County, New York on Thursday, February 15, 1962.

Help for obituary and the photo was supplied by Carlene Hardy, Librarian, Belfast Public Library, Belfast, New York. The family is very grateful for all the help she provided.


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  • Originally Created by: john nangle
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10192360
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lee Hull (12 Jun 1942–10 Feb 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10192360, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Belfast, Allegany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by jazzman717 (contributor 48033974) .