Henry Vassar

Lake Placid News FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1926
DEAD BODY OF
HENRY VASSAR
FOUND IN BROOK

la Outlet of Mirror Lake Sunday
Morning—Had cut on Head —
Last Seen Alive Sat. Evening

Lying m the brook which forms
the outlet of Mirror lake, the lifeless
body of Henry Vassar, 54,
well-known resident of Lake Placid
for nearly his entire life, was
discovered by Henry French just
before ,noon Sunday near the
John Crossett house. Mr. Vassar’s
body gave no signs of violence
other than a -deep gash and a
bruise on the head which, it
was believed, was caused by
Iris slipping and striking his
knead on one of the stones in the
Brook. Knocked senseless ‘Mr.
Vassar is thought to have drowned.
The bedy was removed from its
watery resting place by Chief of
Police Thomas Black and Peter
Smith. A coroner’s inquest was
M«l Sunday afternoon in charge
of Dr. S. A. Volpert. The verdict
was death by drowning.
How the body came to be in
the brook is a mystery. When the
body was examined it was discovered
that the dead man’s pocket book
identification card and cap were Missing
(paper messed up can’t make out)
Henry Vassar was born fifty
four years ago, April 6 last  in
the town of Black Brook. For the
last 30 years he made his home
in Lake Placid where he worked
at his trade of mason and bricklayer.
He was a member of the
masons’ and bricklayers union.
Funeral services Vere held Wednesday
morning at 10 o’clock at
the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Carrie Hanmer. Services were
conducted by Rev. S. T. Ruck, rector
of the Episcopal church. Mrs.
Ralph Rusfeell and B, C. Herb
sang “Abide with Me’* and “Rock
of Ages.” Burial was in North
Elba cemetery. Funeral arrangements
were in charge of C. R.
Wilkins.
Deceased is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Orsia Vassar, of Lake
Placid; three sons, George, 22.
Orson, 25, and Lloyd, 21, all of
Lake Placid; two sisters, Mrs.
George Watson of Lake Placid and
Mrs. Byron Sheffield of Black
Brook r and four brothers, Antoine
of Lake Placid. William of Bloomingdale,
and Jesse and Alfred Vassar
of Tuscola, 111.

 

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