Born: c. 1894

Died: February 6, 1959

Married: Agnes Maloney

Children: Mrs. David Anderson

Earl Vosburgh was a game warden.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 7, 1959

Earl Vosburgh, 65, Dies In Crash At State Bridge on Tupper Road

Car Collides With Malone Truck

A two-car accident yesterday at 2:30 p.m. on Route 3 near the State Bridge, about three miles west of Saranac Lake, resulted in the death of Earl Vosburgh, 65, a resident of this village.

Mr. Vosburgh's 1953 sedan was ascending a hill east of the State Bridge, when it collided with a truck owned by the Chapin Co. of Malone. The truck collided with the left rear of the Vosburgh car dragging it some distance downhill on the icy pavement, before the truck stopped in a snowbank on the norm side of the highway.

A State Police patrol car, which was proceeding towards Duso's, was stopped by an unidentified motorist who told them there was a man lying injured in the road. The patrol car radioed back to the substation at Ray Brook and also called the Saranac Lake Police Department.

Police Chief William Wallace was out in the police car, and Judge Gordon Vosburgh was taking any calls that came in. He was informed of the accident and called the ambulance, and also State Police. He later learned it was his, own brother who was killed.

Earl Vosburgh was taken to the Saranac Lake General Hospital by ambulance where he died at 3:17 p.m. of a fractured skull.

Rolland Brown, 35, of Bangor, operator of the truck, was also taken to the hospital, where he was treated for contusions of the ribs and chest and was later discharged.

Mr. Vosburgh was a retired game warden and at the time of his death was employed as gate watchman at Whitney Park.

Besides his brother, Judge Vosburgh, he is survived by his wife, the former Agnes Maloney; a daughter, Mrs. David Anderson of Tupper Lake; a sister, Mrs. Albert G. Homburger of Saranac Lake; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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