Bert Lewis Colvin

Bert Lewis Colvin

Orwell, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 19 Nov 1951 (aged 42)
Central Square, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Orwell, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 77516932 · View Source
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Bert L. Colvin Killed In Collision

Bert L. Colvin, 44, East Syracuse, well known railroad man and native of Orwell, was killed in a two-car collision one mile north of Brewerton on Rt. 11 Monday morning at 6:20 a.m. The car in which he was riding with his brother, Raymond B. Colvin, also of East Syracuse, was in collision with a car driven by Mrs. Mabel Ellison of Central Square.

The Colvin brothers were headed north on a hunting trip when the accident occurred. Icy roads in heavy traffic was largely responsible for the collision according to the report of Trooper Frank P. Lurcock of the Pulaski substation who investigated the accident.

Colvin was attempting to avoid heavy traffic when his car slipped off the shoulder and came back into the lane of traffic, striking the Ellison car which was going south. Both men were thrown to the pavement, it was reported, and Bert Colvin was pronounced dead by Dr. Marvin Brown of Cleveland who was summoned. Assistant District Attorney Richard Donovan said death was accidental.

Mrs. Ellison, who was driving to Syracuse where she is employed suffered a fracture of the knee and possible fracture of the skull. She was attended by Dr. E.G. Murphy of Central Square and removed to St. Joseph's hospital in Syracuse where her condition was reported favorable yesterday.

Raymond Colvin escaped with only minor bruises and cuts.

Bert L. Colvin was born in the Hogsback district in the Town of Orwell, Aug. 25, 1907, son of Mrs. Mary Colvin Olin and the late Warren Colvin. He was educated at Altmar and has been employed as trainman and conductor by the N.Y.C. for many years. He was a member of the Order of Railway Trainmen, and also of Pulaski I.O.O.F. and Rising Sun Rebekah Lodge, Pulaski.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth O'Brien Colvin; his mother; a son, Donald Colvin of Adams; a daughter, Mrs. George Cole, of Parish; three brothers, Frank E., Lee F. and Raymond B. Colvin, all of East Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Cronk, Altmar; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at the home at 1 p.m. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery, Orwell

Source: The Pulaski Democrat, Nov 22, 1951

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