Name:   William Earnest Galutia

From:  Olean Evening Times, Olean, New York
Date:  Monday, May 7, 1923

The death of William Earnest Galutia who met with a serious accident Saturday morning about 1:30 a.m. occurred Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Mountain Clinic hospital of Olean.  Mr. Galutia had just returned from Smethport with an Odd Fellow Degree team of the local lodge where they had conferred a degree upon a member of Smethport Odd Fellows and was getting out of a car, driven by W. H. Carey, in front of his residence on South--Main street when from some unknown manner he fell over backwards hitting his head upon the pavement, cutting his head open and fracturing his skull.

Mr. Carey rushed him to the offices of Dr. Huff who treated him and advised taking Mr. Galutia to the Olean hospital.  Mr. Carey and a number of other Odd Fellows who were in the car accompanied Mr. Galutia to the hospital where he became unconscious as soon as they entered the hospital with him.  Mr. Galutia never gained consciousness while he was there.  He died about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  His three brothers, Alfred, Irvin and Ebenezer were at his bedside when he died.

Mr. Galutia is survived by his widow, two sons, Ray at home and Guy of Pittsburgh, three brothers, Alfred of Hornell, Irvin of Canisteo and Ebenezer of Eldred and one uncle Jacob Galutia of Eldred.

Mr. Galutia was born near Scio, and came here with his parents when he was about seven years of age.  He spent the remainder of his life in and around Eldred.  Mr. Galutia was 52 years of age.  He was a very active member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, for some time being secretary of the Lodge in Eldred.  He was also an active K. of  P. member. 

The Eldred Lodge I.O.O.F. will have complete charge of the funeral which is to be held from the M. E. Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.  Rev. E. J. Burton will officiate.