Name:   Alice Edith (Eddy) Elwell

From:  The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York
Date:  Thursday, September 23, 1954

Auto Kills Canandaigua Woman On Main Street

Mrs. Joseph E. Elwell, 63, 46 Sallonstall St., was killed last night when she was struck by a car when crossing S. Main St.  The accident occurred at 7:55 p.m. about 200 feet south of Bristol St. on S. Main St.

Police Chief Lee Pierce said that Mrs. Elwell, a deaf mute, was almost across to the west sideof the street when she was hit by a southbound car driven by Kenneth Buckley, 22, Red Jacket Trailer Park.  When police and ambulance arrived at the scene, Mrs. Elwell was lying on the curb in front of Canandaigua Motors.  She was pronounced dead on arrival at Thompson Hospital by County Coroner Dr. Charles Bobeck.

It is believed that Mrs. Elwell was crossing the street in a westerly direction when she was hit, but there are no witnesses to the accident.  An investigation is being carried out by the Ontario County District Attorney's office. This was Canandaigua's first traffic fatality of the year and Ontario County's 14th.  It is also the county's first pedestrian death.

Investigating at the scene of the accident were Chief Pierce, Assistant District Attorney Robert Kennedy, and Patrolman Oren Sangsler, Gerald Roat and Frank Crudele.

Mrs. Alice E. Elwell was born July 20, 1891 in Middlesex, the daughter of Elijah G. and Virginia Chrysler Eddy and had lived in Canandaigua for the last 35 years.  She was a graduate of the Rochester School for the Deaf and a member of the Rushville Congregational Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Elwell; one brother, Elzer E. Eddy, Middlesex RD, one sister, Mrs. Anna B. Wood, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Kennedy Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.  Funeral services will be held from the chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Richard H. Brown, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.