Name: William Mott Stebbins
From: Unknown, Wellsville, New York
Date: Thursday, December 8, 1921
LAST SEEN ALIVE SUNDAY NIGHT -- DISCOVERED BY OFFICER SHINE -- HEART DISEASE ATTRIBUTED AS CAUSE
William Stebbins, a well-known resident of Wellsville, who resided alone and kept his home in a one-time restaurant wagon that was located on Carter Place, near Tuller Field, was discovered dead in bed about 8:00 o'clock this morning by Officer T. J. Shine.
Mr. Stebbins had not been seen by any of his neighbors since Sunday night. Mrs. Shine thought it strange that Stebbins had not been in sight, and spoke to her husband, Officer Shine, about it. The officer got a ladder and went to the Stebbins wagon, climbed up and looking through a window discovered the missing man on a bed, apparently dead. Health Officer Dr. Collar was called, an examination of the body of Mr. Stebbins was made, and the doctor pronounced him dead and attributed the death to heart disease.
The deceased was born in Alma, June 14, 1856, a son of Samuel Stebbins and Emily Freer Stebbins. He resided in Alma until the year 1900, when he moved to Wellsville. He was united in marriage with Alice Mapes Galutia in 1886, who survives. He is also survived by three sons and one daughter, Samuel of Olean, William of Allentown, Leon and Mrs. O. H. Scott of Wellsville and by four sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Eau Claire, Wis., Mrs. Joanna Weache of Wellsville, Mrs. John Ruth of Alma, and Mrs. Ruth O'Laughlin of Canandaigua.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 tomorrow at Pipers Undertaking Parlor, the Rev. Flewalling officiating and the body will be taken to Alma for burial.