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Subject: [Bklyn] Standard Union-March 9, 1931-Death
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 10:47:17 -0500

Standard Union-March 9, 1931-Death

Diary Tells of Visit to Apartment of Man She Feared
By Dixie TIGHE

Vivian GORDON, found strangled to death in Van Cortlandt Park, previously
met violence at the hands of a man who she believed, according to her
diary, would have something to do with her death.
Sam COHEN, alias Charles HARRIS and "Chowderhead," now in the county jail
held as a State's material witness, called at Miss GORDON'S apartment,
remained all evening and then forced her into the elevator and out into a
waiting cab, according to Eric SEIBERS, superintendent of the apartment
where Vivian GORDON lived.
This occurred a few days after Miss GORDON had written to District Attorney
MC LAUGHLIN, of the Bronx, threatening to expose policemen to a vice
frameup. SEIBERS was said to have told this story to MC LAUGHLIN this
morning, but the district attorney has denied it.


Investigation into the cause of the explosion which completely demolished
the tugboat Joyce Card at Robins Dry Dock, Erie Basin, Saturday, and
resulted in the death of three of the eight members of the crew was to be
started to-day by Assistant District Attorney Bernard BECKER.
Mr. BECKER was to question Capt. Leslie HARRIS and Chief Engineer Jack MC
LAIN, with the aim of ascertaining whether there was any negligence on
their part. Both men are confined to Long Island College Hospital. First
Mate James MC QUADE, who was in the same hospital with them following the
explosion, died of injuries Saturday night. Three members of the crew who
disappeared after the explosion have not been found.


Samuel NESSIN, 45, of 125 Sutter avenue, is in Kings County Hospital in a
serious condition after he attempted suicide by drinking iodine over his
wife's grave in the Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield, yesterday.
The rainstorm kept many visitors from the cemetery, and NESSIN entered the
gates unaccompanied. Shortly before1 o'clock an employee of the cemetery
found NESSIN lying over his wife's grave unconscious. He was carried to
the administration building, where an antidote of starch and water was give
him. Dr. CATALANIA, of Jamaica Hospital, gave him further treatment and
then took him to Kings County.
Relatives of NESSIN said his wife had been dead eleven years and that he
has two young children. Mrs. NASSIN died in childbirth.
(Transcriber's note: spelling variations of NESSIN/NASSIN appear in article)


BARA-Henry, beloved husband of Mary COLLAZO, on Sunday, March 8, at his
residence, 856 Willoughby ave., Brooklyn. Requiem mass at the Church of
St. John the Baptist on Tuesday, 10 A.M. Interment St. John's Cemetery.

BARRY-On March 6, 1931, Sarah, beloved wife of the late Garrett BARRY and
mother of Mrs. F. BLOCKER and Mrs. W. CAMPBELL. Funeral on Tuesday at 9:30
A.M. from her residence, 125-02 133d ave., Ozone Park. Solemn requiem mass
at St. Clement Pope Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

BLOSSFIELD-William Frederick, on March 8, at his home, 1823 New York ave.,
beloved husband of Mary LENEHAN and father of Mrs. Edward CREENE, Mrs.
Joseph BUCHER, Thomas L. and William F. BLOSSFIELD, and one sister, Mrs.
Richard WELZ. Funeral on Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. Requiem mass at the R.C.
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

BORTHWICK-Anna IRWIN, on March 7. Funeral services at her residence, 7906
Jamaica ave., on Tuesday, March 10, at 1:30 P.M. Interment Tuesday at 2:30
P.M. Evergreen Cemetery.

BROSNAN-Michael L., died suddenly at his daughter's residence, 310
Fifty-third st., Friday. He is survived by four daughters, Mar. S. EWALD,
Mrs. M. BARKER, Mrs. A. CONOVER, Mrs. A. ECKER. Funeral Tuesday morning,
9:30 o'clock. Solemn requiem mass at St. Michael's Church, 10 A.M.
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, direction John E. CLARK, Inc.

CLARK-On March 7, 1931, Michael CLARK, husband of the late Anna J. FARRELL
CLARK and devoted father of Mrs. Louis F. VOGT. Funeral from his
residence, 222 Cumberland st., on Tuesday, March 10 at 9:30 A.M., thence to
the Cathedral Chapel Queen of All Saints R.C. Church. Interment Holy Cross

DIETRICH-On March 8, 1931, Louisa, beloved mother of Harry DIETRICH.
Services at her residence, 16 Webster pl., Brooklyn, Tuesday, 8 P.M.
Interment Greenwood Cemetery.

DRESCHER-Mary C., beloved mother of William and Charles T., suddenly March
8, in her 88th year, at the home of her son, 338 Ridgewood ave.,
Brooklyn. Services Tuesday evening, 8 o'clock. funeral Wednesday, 10 A.M.

FORBES-Richard H., on Sunday, March 8, 1931, husband of Georgianna, father
of Joseph and brother of Joseph. Funeral from the QUINN Funeral Chapel,
168-31 Hillside ave., Jamaica. L.I., Wednesday, March 11, at 2:45 P.M.
Funeral service Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. , Rev. BAUER officiating. Interment
Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Thomas M. QUINN & Son.

GOETZ-Lewis, on Saturday, March 7, in his forty-first year, beloved husband
of Henrietta WITTERS GOETZ and father of William and Lewis. Funeral
services at his home, 215-26 112th ave., Queens Village, on Tuesday, 8 P.M.
Burial Wednesday 2 P.M. Interment National Cemetery, Cypress Hills.

HOCHWEBER-Herman B., died March 8th. Survived by wife, Augusta HOCHWEBER;
one daughter, Mrs. H.C. VAN NOSTRAND, and two granddaughters, Carrie A. and
Marian VAN NOSTRAND. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 P.M. at his late
residence, 119-33 190th st., St. Albans, L. I., under direction of Lawrence

HURLEY-J. Gordon, on March 6, beloved husband of Anna HURLEY (nee SHARKEY)
and son of James G. and the late Catherine A. HURLEY;brother of Harriet,
Hazel, Bernardine, Genevieve and Ruth. Funeral from his late residence,
1354 Seventy-fifth st; thence to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where a
requiem mass will be celebrated 10 A.M. Tuesday. Interment at St. John's

LAGE-Josephine (nee ROUBAL), beloved wife of William A. LAGE and mother of
Veronica and William, died after a long illness in her fifty-sixth
year. March 8. Funeral from her late residence, 1470 Myrtle ave.,
Wednesday, March 11, at 10 A.M.

LANG-Otto, died Friday at Greenpoint Hospital. He is survived by one son,
Andrew, and three daughters, Mrs. Madaline RUMMEL, Elizabeth MADALA and
Margaret MADALA. Funeral will take place on Tuesday from his late
residence, 80 Bushwick avenue at ?:30 A.M., with solemn requiem mass at the
Church of St. Mary , corner of Leonard and Maujer sts. Interment will be
at St. John's Cemetery.

LARKIN-On March 7, 1931, Emma ? LARKIN, beloved sister of Della and Mary
LARKINS, Mrs. A.B. COLMER and Mrs. A.T. CRAMPHIN. Funeral on Wednesday at
9:30 A.M. from her residence, 309 6th ave. Solemn requiem mass at St.
Francis Xavier Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

MC ALEER-Mary, on March 7, at her residence, 111 Seventy-fourth st.,
beloved mother of Mrs. Wiliam HINSON, Frank MC ALEER and William
SLATTERY. Solemn requiem mass Tuesday 9:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Angels R.C.
Church, Seventy-fourth st and Fourth ave. Interment St. John's
Cemetery. Arrangements by Joseph G. DUFFY.

MEINECKE-Nellie of 17 Van Siclen ave., on Saturday, March 7, in her 58th
year, wife of Gustave and mother of Mrs. Gertrude STILZENMULLER and Arthur
MEINECKE. Burial Wednesday, 10 A.M. Evergreen Cemetery.

MAGRINO-Daniel, died March 7, 1931, in his sixty-fourth year, beloved
husband of Lena and father of Frank, Anthony, Joseph, John, Ralph, Anna,
Lucia, Rose and Antoinette. Funeral from his late residence, 428 69th st.,
Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 11, 1931. Solemn high requiem mass at Church of
Our Lady of Angels, 74th st. and 4th ave., Brooklyn, at 10 A.M. Interment
Calvary Cemetery.

MANSELL-Mary, on March 9, 1931 at her residence, 43 Sterling place. Native
of County Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral Thursday 9 A.M., from chapel at 237
9th st.; thence to St. Augustine's R.C. Church, Sterling pl. and 6th ave.,
where a solemn mass will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. Interment Holy Cross
Cemetery. Arrangements by Joseph G. DUFFY.

O'CONNOR-On March 7, 1931, Daniel DONOVAN O'CONNOR, beloved husband of Jane
CURRY O'CONNOR, devoted father of Mrs. Raymond ADAMS, Frank and Lester
O'CONNOR. Funeral from his residence, 10 Palm Court, Flatbush, on Tuesday,
March 10, at 8:30 A.M. thence to St. Francis Assisi Church. Interment St.
John's Cemetery.

O'CONNELL-Mary (nee GANLEY) at her home, 2739 Albemarle rd. Sunday, March
8. She is survived by her husband, Patrick; three daughters, Elizabeth,
Mae and Catherine; one son, Patrick, three sisters and three
brothers. Requiem mass to be celebrated Thursday March 12, at 9:30 A.M.,
at Holy Cross Church.

PHILLIPS-On March 9, 1931, Rebecca PHILLIPS, aged 83 years, formerly at 402
Central ave. Funeral services at B. J. THURING'S Funeral parlor, 1178
Bushwick ave., on Wednesday, March 11, at 8 P.M. Relatives and friends are
invited. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

SCHIFFERDECKER-Frank, on March 7, 1931, beloved father of William H. and
Harry. Funeral from his residence, 403 Eighteenth st., Brooklyn, Tuesday
at 2 P.M. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

SCHOBER-On Sunday, March 8, 1031, Anna SCHOBER (nee STOESS), beloved wife
of the late John SCHOBER, devoted daughter of Mrs. Karoline STOESS. Also
survived by one sister, two brothers, three nieces and five
nephews. Church services will be held on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at
the Ridgewood Heights M. E. Church, on Woodward ave. Funeral services on
Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. at her late residence, 2329 Linden ave., Ridgewood.
Interment Linden Hill Cemetery.

SLAVIN-Margaret, at her residence, 4411 6th ave. Funeral from her residence
on Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. thence to St. Agatha's Church, 49th st. and 7th
ave. Mass at 10 A.M.


DIECK-In fond memory of our beloved mother and pal, Lena MEHT DIECK, who
passed on March 9, 1927.
We are thinking of you to-day, dear mother,
Thinking of the past.
Picturing you in memory
Just as we saw you last.
So we shed a tear that is silent
And breathe a sigh of regret
For you were "Our Own" we'll remember
If the rest of the world should forget.
Gone, but not forgotten.
Son, Wilbur, and Daughter, Ethel KAUFF, and Family.

DIECK-In sad and loving memory of my dear mother, Lena M., who departed
this life March 9, 1927. Gone, but not forgotten.
'Tis sad when God calls
For one or another.
But the worst blow of all
Is when God calls your mother.
Alice, George, Herb and Grandchildren.

DWYER-Birthday remembrance of our dear mother and Nanna Mary REGAN DWYER,
who departed this life Dec. 1, 1930.
To-day is your birthday, mother dear,
A Time we cannot forget.
For each passing year will bring you near
Until we meet on that heavenly shore.
Lonesome Daughters, Son and Grandchildren.

NEILL-In sad and loving memory of our dear mother, Anna, who departed this
life March 8, 1918. Anniversary mass celebrated this morning at Assumption
Church of the B.V.M., Cranberry st. Gone, but not forgotten by
Son, James and Daughter, Mrs. J. F. SHINNORS.

O'DELL-In Memory of our sister, Estelle DELANEY O'DELL, who departed this
life, March 9, 1927. Gone but not forgotten.
Sister Alice, Brother-In-Law Fred, Niece and Nephew

WILSON-In remembrance of our dearly beloved mother, Catherine, who departed
this life March 9, 1930. Anniversary mass 8 A.M. March 9, Church of the
We never knew what pain she had
We never thought she'd die.
We only know she passed away
And never said good-bye.
In our hearts your memory lingers
Sweet, tender, fond and true.
There is not a day, dear mother,
That we do not think of you.
Husband, Sons and Daughters.

WILSON-In loving memory of my dear friend, Catherine.
A loving thought, a silent tear
A beautiful memory ever dear.
Friend Ann.

Transcribed for the Bklyn Info Pages by Kathy Jost-Shouse

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