The Fishing Creek correspondent of the Enterprise sends the following:
Word was received here by friends, of the death of John Van Volkenburg, who was killed in an automobile accident, accident, Wednesday, July 25th. He was bringing a truck load of freight from New York City to his home in Buffalo. The accident occurred on Wurtzboro Hill, near Middletown, N. Y.
John VanVolkenburg was born in Kingston, Canada March 19th, 1889. He was united in marriage to Mildred Baker in 1915, who died December 5th, 1923. Children born to them were: Lyle, Thelma, Mabel, Marjorie, and Doris. These children and a foster son, Oleado Yentzer, are left to mourn the loss of a loving father. In 1924 Mr. Van Volkenburg married Olive Corsaw, who survives him.
The sympathy of this community is extended to the family, in the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. The body was brought here for burial; burial; the funeral being held Sunday at Fishing Creek church, Rev. C. H. Dudley of Coudersport, officiating. Interment Interment in Fishing Creek Cemetery. The floral tributes and friends present showed the esteem in which Mr. Van Volkenburg was held.
Those attending from away were: Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Baker, Mr. and Mrs Oleado Yentzer, Olive VanVolkenburg, Lyle, Thelma, Mabel Van Volkenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baker and Viola Toit of Buffalo, N.. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Holmes of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Hi Miller of Bolivar; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Cunningham of Eldred; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Causer and family of Burtville; Mrs. Harold Wilcox of Lafayette; Luella Cornell, Port Allegany; Mrs. Mae Kimball and Wayne Tauscher of Galeton.
Clipped from The Potter Enterprise, 02 Aug 1934, Thu, Page 8