Clipped From Poughkeepsie Journal
Burns Fatal ' To Hudson Woman HUDSON (AP) Mrs. Rose Crlsplno, 38, died yesterday of burns suffered when her clothing caught Are Thursday while ahe was Durnuig ruDoitn. DeGroff rONTINCEO PROM PAGE ONE VshetaV.ahtlalke4 xih. hit hue - bsnd. Mr. McDonnell Is' a native of Poughkeepsle. He moved to Long Island with hia parents at an early age, according to his wife, the former Miss Dorothy Coon, Red Hook. He served 18 yesrs in the U.S. Navy, including World War II. He attained the grade of chief boatswain's mate. 0 0 0 AFTER HIS NAVY SERVICE; Mr. McDonnell was employed aa a chauffeur foi DuDols Cabs, and also was employed in construc tion work on the Taoonlc parkway. parkway. For the last seven years he was employed as a truck driver for Hoe Corporation, Cottage street, city. Mr. McDonnell is the father of Lloyd Thomas McDonnell McDonnell Jr. His fsther - tn - law is Ru bin Coon, Red Hook. State. Police and deputy sher iffs arc continuing the investlss - tlon of the accident which claim - ed the life of the 40th victim this year. The authorities have been unable to question Mr. .McDonnell, .McDonnell, who was still unconscious todsy. Funersl services sre scheduled Monday at St. James' Episcopal church, where Mr. DeGroff was senior warden the last eight yean and had been a vestryman since 1921. The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock with burial to be in the St. James' Churchyard, Churchyard, under the direction of George W. Sweet. Friends msy csll at the Sweet Funeral home, 29 South Post road, Hyde Park tomorrow afternoon and night. The Hyde Park Fire Co. will conduct services there at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night. Members of the Veatrv of St. James' church, will serve ss honorary honorary bearers, including Arthur S. Hslpln, Douglas M. Crapser, Alan D. Macy, George C. Briggt, Harold M. Clay. George A. Darlington. Darlington. J. Edward Dean, Robert A. Monell, Elmer Van Wagner, Gerald Morgan, Montague Free, Leo S. Murtaueh. Charlet Velth Jamet J. Shaver. John W. Golden Golden Jr. and George w. Sweet. o o a A LIFELONG RESIDENT of Hyde Park, Mr. DeGroff wat born there Sept. 2. 1879, the. son of the late James and Carrie Sleight DeGroff. In the 1930's. he hsd operated a bus line between this city and Hyde Park for a period of 10 years. For 13 years, Mr. DeGroff hsd been employed ss night guard for the Federsl Bearings Co. It la understood thst he had planned to retire at the end of the year. A member of St. James' church. Mr. DeGroff also wss a member of the Men's club of the church and of the dartball team. He also was a member of the Exempt Firemen and of the Rescue Hook and Ladder Co.. of the Hyde Park Fire department. For many years, Mr. DeGroff hsd been a dally vitltor at the Hyde Park Are house Widely known for his baseball activities, Mr. DeGroff was one of the original, members of the Hyde Park .Robin Hoods of Hyde Park. He Brat started in organised organised baseball In the spring of 1904, when he went to Rochester In the Eastern league. From Rochester, Rochester, he toured Troy (State league), St. Louis (National league for the spring of 1906) and then back to Troy. In the fall of 1908. the Yankees drafted him and he was to report the next spring. Early In 1907, "Rube" was notified thst he had been turned over to Jersey City in the East ern league under Joe Bean. Subsequently, Subsequently, he went to Wilkes - Barre, Pa., where he helped the club to a pennant. lie spent the next season at Wilkes - Barre and the next year moved to Milwaukee. Milwaukee. He next went to ZanesvlUe O., and from 1811 to 1913, played for LowelL Mass., helping the team to a pennant in 1912 in a playoff with Hartford. In 1911. "Rube" led his team in hitting. "Rube" went back to Wilkes - Barre in 1914, for what then, was destined to be his last yesr with the "organised boys." In the spring of 1913, he severely hurt his ankle when he fell from a tree. From that time, he was a semi - pro payer: WHEN MR. DE GROFF played with the Robin Hoods, he was a pitcher, later switching 'to the outfield. In his early day with the - team, "Rube. - played with tthTTatt - mBMtii - irRooeTeltr ed States carried photoa of Rube" and the late rrretident taken at Crumwold field In 1936,' After hi early day with the Robin Hoodt, Mr, DeGroff con. centrated on managing the team. In 1938. Orvllle Todd took over and after that Mr. DeGroff Played Played only a little, and then mostly softball. While In professional ball. Mr. DeGroff gave all of - hi baseball uniform to the "fellow" around Hyde Park. SURVIVING, ARK RU Win. Mrs. Grace McCord DeGroff. children's caseworker with the County Welfare department from 1931 until Dec. 31, 1949; a brother,' brother,' Theodore DeGroff, Lawrenej, L. I.t - a sister. Mr "Geraldlne Schaff er, Hyde Park, - and ; two niece. Nancy - Dearon, Battle Creek. Mich,' and Mrs. Eleanor Cabin. Jamaica. iM "