William Vassar

PLATTSBURGH PRESS-REPUBLICAN, PLATTSBURGH, N. Y—THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1951
ILLUMINATING GAS IS
BLAMED IN MAN’S DEATH
A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled
for April 19 in the death yesterday
of William Vassar, 74, of 14
Peru Street
Mr. Vassar, who lived alone, was
found dead at his home at an early
hour in the morning. Clinton County
Coroner Dr. George Gonyea said
later that death apparently was due
to illuminating gas. An open gas jet
in a range was unlighted. He indicated
that death was accidental, although
formal verdict must await
the inquest.
Mr. Vassar was born at Redford,
March 19, 1877, and had lived in
Plattsburgh most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, who
makes her home at Winooski, Vt.;
six sons, Edward of Dallas, Wilfred
of Ballston Spa, Raymond of Saranac
Lake, Benjamin of Tupper Lake,
James and John of Keeseville; one
daughter, Mrs. Richard Spooner of
Keeseville; one brother, Fred, of
Burlington, Vt., and one. sister, Mrs.
Joseph Spooner of Plattsburgh.
The body is at t he Joseph Spooner
residence at 100 Wall Street. Funeral
arrangements had not been
completed last night and Will be
announced later.

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