Edward William Orton

Edward William Orton

Male 1920 - 1957  (37 years)

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  • Name Edward William Orton  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 24 Apr 1920  Fulton, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1957  Potsdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 37 years 
    Buried Pulaski, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID I16323  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Lewis Ashebel Orton
              b. 22 Oct 1880
              d. 23 Nov 1950, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Lillian Mary Joslyn
              b. 1 Feb 1890, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Aug 1946, Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Jul 1913  Richland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Janice Arlene Petrie
              b. 18 Mar 1923, Lacona, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Apr 1996, Oswego, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1946  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 26 years and 8 months - She was 23 years and 9 months  
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Margo Eileen Orton
    Married: 2x2. Jana Elaine Orton
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F5213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Friday July 5, 1957 Binghampton Press - Pulaski Man Killed - Norwood - A 38 year-old Pulaski man died last night in an auto crash near this St. Lawrence County village. The victim was Edward W. Orton.

      Newspaper Article - Monday, July 15, 1957 Palladium Times - The will of Edward W. Orton, Late of Pulaski, leaves all of his property to his wife, Janice P. Orton, who is named executrix. She is represented by Attorney William T. Burch.

      Newspaper Article - July 11, 1957 Pulaski Democrat - Our sympathy is extended to the family of Edward Orton in his sudden death. Mr. Orton at one time lived in this vicinitity

      Newspaper Obituary - Rites for Orton, Accident Victim, To Be In Pulaski - Pulaski - Funeral services for Edward W. Orton, 38, who was killed about 7 p.m. Thursday when his car overturned near Norwood, will be held Sunday at 2:30. The rites will be at Park Methodist church, with the Rev. James Pauley of New Hartford, formerly pastor here, officiating. Friend may call at the Foster funeral home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Orton who resides at 32 Maple Ave. here was fatally injured when his car left the Norwood-Burnham Corners road. Mr. and Mrs. Orton had gone from Pulaski early Thursday to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henderson of Norwood, planning to remain their overnight and return today. Mrs. Marguerite Henderson of Route 3, Massena, a passenger in Ortons auto, was injured and admitted to Massena hospital. Hospital authorities reported the woman suffered a possible fractured ankle. State police from the Canton substation said Orton was traveling east on the county highway when his car veered to the left side of the highway on a left curve and crashed into five guard posts before going into a field and overturning. The authorities said the car skidded and bounced more than 400 feet off the highway before stopping. Both Orton and Mrs. Henderson were thrown from the car. Orton was pronounced dead at the seen by a Potsdam physician and the body was removed to Potsdam hospital for an autopsy. Mr. Orton was born in Fulton, April 24, 1920, son of Lewis and Lillian Josyln Orton. Early in his life he moved to Richland with his parents. He was a graduate of Pulaski Central school class of 1940. During World War 2 he served in the U.S. Army in the European theatre, and was a prisoner of war two years. On Dec. 7, 1946, he married the former Janice Petrie of Pulaski. For several years Orton was employed by the GLF feed store here. About three months ago he entered the employ of the Town of Richland highway department. He was a member of Park Methodist church and Robert Edwards Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Jana, 9, and Margo, 2; one brother, Charles Orton, Richland, and two half brothers, Raymond Van Buren, Richand, and Robert Van Buren, Lorraine, Ohio. The children had been left here in charge of Mrs. Orton's mother, Mrs. MacKenzie Petrie, during their parents absence.

      Newspaper Obituary - July 04, 1957 Pulaski Democrat - Rites Held for Edward Orton, Killed in Crash Rites for Edward W. Orton, 37, who was killed last Thursday eve ning when his car left the road and overturned near Norwood, were held Sunday at the Park Methodist Church at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. James N. Pauley, pastor of the New Hartford Methodist Church and a former pastor at Pulaski officiated. Interment was in Pulaski Cemetery where mil- itary rites were held by Robert Edwards Post, 358, American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janice Petrie Orton; two daugh- ters, Jana, 9, and Margo, 2; a brother, Charles Orton of Rich- land; two half-brothers, Raymond VanBuren of Richland and Robert VanBuren of Lorain, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Orton was born at Fulton, April 24, 1920, the son of Lewis and Lillian Joslyn Orton. He was graduated from Pulaski Academy and Central school in 1940, served in World War II in the European Theatre of Operations where he was a prisoner of war for two years in Germany. He was married to the former Janice Petrie Dec. 7, 1946. He was a member of Park Methodist Church and of Robert Edwards Post, 358. He had been employed at the Pulaski G. L. F. Cooperative Feed store for 10 years and since March 1, had been employed by the Town of Richland Highway Department. Mr. and Mrs. Orton were spending the Fourth of July with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hender- son of Norwood, former residents of Pulaski. The two couples were out driving about 7 p. m. Thursday evening on the Norwood- Rurnham Corners road near Nor- wood, Mrs. Henderson was riding with Mr. Orton annd Mrs. Orton I and Mr. Henderson following in I the Henderson car. State police at Canton said that ; Mr. Orton was traveling east on the county road when his car ' veered to the left side of the highway on a left curve, crashed five guard posts before going into a field and overturning. Both Mrs. Henderson and Orton were thrown from the car. Orton was pronounced dead at the scene by a Potsdam physician. Mrs. Henderson was admitted to a Massena hospital suffering a fractured ankle and numerous other injuries. Mr. Orton had been an active participant on locaP baseball teams both high school and village.

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