Geraldine Marie Wilder

Female 1926 - 1982  (56 years)


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  • Name Geraldine Marie Wilder 
    Born 1926 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Nov 1982  Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63667  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Thomas Fremont Wilder,   b. 18 May 1874, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1959, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Bertha M. Coon,   b. 14 Sep 1883, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1945, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1902  Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Newspaper Article - Saturday August 20, 1932 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Child Critically Injured When Hit North Of Pulaski - Geraldine Wilder, 6, Struck By Auto, Taken to Watertown Hospital -Pulaski August 20 - Geraldine Wilder, six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilder, who lives about three miles north of the village on the road to Sandy Creek, was rushed to the hospital in Watertown Friday evening in a critical condition, after having been struck by an automobile while she was crossing the road near the home of her sister, Mrs. Harold Grinell, where she had been spending the afternoon. Geraldine, the youngest of 11 children, had gone to her sister's home while her family was at Sandy Creek fair. She had been playing about the yard and about 5:30 ran across the road, headed either for the home of a neighbor Mrs. Russell Crouse, of her own home. William Heath of 107 Oxford street, Syracuse, was driving north and the girl is said to have dashed almost directly in front of his car. He pulled to the left in an effort to avoid hitting the child but failed to avoid her. She was thrown about 30 feet. Heath stopped immediately. Paul King of Pulaski who was driving south brought the child to the office of Dr. Fenton E. MacCallum, who found her in a critical condition. She was taken to the hospital by Mr. King. Dr. MacCallum found she had suffered a possible fractured skull, fractured left leg, a possible crushed hip, bad gash in her left leg and her head and body were lacerated and bruised. Trooper John Doyle of the Pulaski sub-station made an investigation. At the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, she has been unconscious since being admitted. State troopers this afternoon received a report that the Wilder child was still alive but in a very serious condition. Injuries first reported were confirmed, with examination also revealing several broken ribs.

      Newspaper Article - Monday August 22, 1932 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Report Pulaski Girl Is Better - But Condition of Geraldine Wilder, Hit By Car, Yet Critical - Pulaski August 22 - The condition of Geraldine Wilder, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilder, who was seriously injured when struck by an auto Friday afternoon, was reported slightly improved Sunday, but is still very critical. The child is reported to have recovered consciousness. William Heath of Syracuse, whose car struck the child, reported to the state troopers sub-station here Sunday afternoon and then returned to Syracuse. He has been permitted to continue his trip to the northern part of the state after Trooper Doyle had investigated the accident Friday. Mr. Heath is very much broken up over the affair. He said today that the first he saw of the child was when she dashed out of the blind driveway directly into the front of his car. He jammed on his brakes and tried to pull over to avoid hitting her but it was impossible. While at the sub-station he expressed his gratitude to the state police for the courteous and efficient manner in which the investigation had been handled.

      Newspaper Article- Tuesday August 23, 1932 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Operation Performed On Geraldine Wilder - Pulaski August 23 - An operation today at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, to graft bone on the hip of little Geraldine Wilder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilder of this village, injured Friday when struck by the car of William Heath, Syracuse, was reported apparently successful and it is believed by physicians the child will recover satisfactorily is complications do not set in.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday September 29, 1932 Mexico Independent - Mexico, New York - State Official Probes Accidents On State Roads - Commissioner Drexel Holds Hearings in Several Crashes - Investigation of serious accidents in Oswego County, or involving Oswego County car owners, was made by G. W. Drexel, assistant deputy commissioner of the State Motor Vehicle Bureau, in the motor vehicle department of the county clerk's office Thursday. Mr. Drexel held hearings in several cases this forenoon and others this afternoon. Where two or more parties were concerned in the accident they, as well as other witnesses were summoned. - Cases called this afternoon by Deputy Commissioner Drexel also included a collision between cars operated by Frances Victoria Zufelt and R. D. McDougall in which injuries were received, also Mrs. Helen Woodruff Moffitt of Binghamton for striking a pedestrian, Edward Upton and William Heath for striking a pedestrian, Geraldine Wilder, a child in town of Richland.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday December 1, 1932 Mexico Independent - Mexico, New York - Guardian Appointed - Appointment of Thomas Wilder, as guardian of Geraldine Wilder, 6 years old of Mexico was made in an order entered by Justice Charles V. Byrne of Syracuse. The step is taken for the purpose of instituting an action for damage for alleged negligence against William Heath, according to the petition. Mr. Wilder, the father, alleges that the girl was struck by the Heath car, and suffered a fracture of the hip and concussion of the brain. James C. Feeney of Mexico is attorney for petitioner.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, December 8, 1982 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Geraldine Marie Wilder, 56, died Tuesday, November 30, 1982 in Schenectady. She was born in the Town of Sandy Creek and graduated from, Pulaski Academy and Central School. She worked at the A&P Store and Kinney's Drug Store in Pulaski in her younger years before moving to Syracuse, where she worked in the Hotel Syracuse Coffee Shop. Thirty years; ago, she moved to Schenectady, where she lived with and worked for Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Qualtier. For 17 years she worked as a waitress in the Ritz Restaurant in Schenectady, Surviving are two sisters, Florence Montondo and Bea Thomas; three brothers, C.D., Bob arid Lem Wilder, all of Pulaski; also 21 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Pirro and Sons Funeral Home and St. Lucy's Roman Catholic Church in Syracuse. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse.