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Will Rogers becomes a father

World famous salty comedian and actor Will Rogers, now touring the country after successfully appearing on Broadway vaudeville stage, has become a father for the second time. His wife Bettie Blake gave birth to Mary Amelia Rogers on May 18, 1913 at her mother’s home in Rogers, Ark. (Note - Cowboy philosopher William Penn Adair Rogers, one of the best known performers in the country, was famous for his saying, “I never met a man that I didn’t like.” He often made political jokes about what he read in the newspapers. He took his first airplane ride in 1915 and later died on Aug. 15, 1935 when he was 55 years old at Point Barrow, Alaska, in a plane crash with aviator Wiley Post.)

Death in the news

William O. Terry, 41, lessee and landlord of the Bolton House, died Sunday evening after only two hours illness of cerebral hemorrhage. He was apparently in good health until around 7 p.m. when he complained of severe pains in his head. Two physicians were called who could afford no relief. Rev. Father Livingstone was called from Lake George to administer the last sacraments of the Catholic church.

George Streeter, 45, proprietor of the Phoenix Hotel at Hague, died Saturday evening after an illness extending over several years. He leaves a widow, one sister and three brothers, Eugene, Scott and Robert Streeter.

Miss Jane Nichols, 75, a lifelong resident of Lake George, was found dead in bed at her home Monday afternoon on Canada street. She had been ill for more than a year. Three brothers, Sidney, Melvin and Henry Nichols and three sisters, Lorene, Eliza and Eve Nichols, survive her.

George Morrison, infant son of Eugene Morrison of Schroon Avenue, Warrensburgh, died Tuesday night of German measles. The child was practically recovered when the disease attacked the brain and quickly caused death.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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