William Franklin Van Winkle

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William Franklin Van Winkle - hatch- licenses now o bank A SUDDEN DEATH Frank...
hatch- licenses now o bank A SUDDEN DEATH Frank Van W i n k l e Found Cell in theCity Hall Station House Shortly after one o'clock this afternoon afternoon Janitor Whiting of the City found \\~. Frank Van Winkle sitting tho side of a bunk, in the police station house dead W. F. Van Winkle, or "Frank", he was called, was at one time a minent hardware merchant in this city, the firm of Ammeroiun Van Winkle doing quite a business, he afterwards carried on alone for some time, but his habits got the ;er of his business instinct, and he rapidly went downward, until this forenoon he was arrested in the while seated on one of tho benches, on a charge preferred by officer Cain of intoxication He sat down in his cell on the of the bunk, with his hands resting on his knees, where he remained long time, and in the afternoon, janitor Whiting went to feed another prisoner he found him still in that position, and thought ho would go in and have him lay down, when he found, to his consternation, that he was dead. The prisoner said he heard him once draw his feet on tho floor as though shifting his position, and as all that is known of tile case. Frank worked around his brother's drug store when he could, and the brother looked after his necessities, lie says that he tried to get him ihe country, and did so for awhile, he ··etiirncd and insisted in staying tov n. In the rear of the store are of wood and other alcohol and acids, and the supposition is that took an unusual quantity of wood alcohol, with the result stated aboic. The case is so well known that coroner deemed an inquest unnecessary. unnecessary.

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  1. Hornellsville Weekly Tribune,
  2. 13 Oct 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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