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ANNE FRITZ STARR STATE OF NEW YORK,

County of Monroe, city of Rochester, 88: I, Anne Fritz Starr, being duly sworn, depose and say that I now reside with my husband, Ernest Starr, at No. 318 Chili Avenue, in the city of Rochester, N. Y., and formerly resided at No. 610 Campbell Street. I am now 30 years of age.

I was one of the persons who was burned by the explosion of the still located in a house No. 297 Hague Street on the 7th day of July 1933, while said still was being dismantled by the United States prohibition agents. That at the time of the explosion I was standing in the yard of the premises No. 303 Hague Street.

A a result of said explosion I received burns to my face, right arm, and forearm of left arm and burns on my right elbow, and also scars on my nose; the scars on my nose and right arm are quite noticeable in cold weather; that I sustained a severe shock to my nerves, and my nerves have not functioned properly since.

I was in the St. Mary's Hospital for a period of 4 days and my hospital bill was $17.

At the time of the accident I was employed by the Taylor Instrument Co. and was earning between $16 and $18 per week, and as a result of said accident, I was forced to remain away from work for a period of 6 weeks.

In behalf of myself and my husband, I desire to make a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $1,000.

ANNE FRITZ STARR. Sworn to before me this 25th day of May 1937.

EUNICE R. LONDON,

Commissioner of Deeds.

ROCHESTER, N. Y., February, 14, 1938. To whom it may concern:

Mrs. Anna Fritz (Starr), of 318 Chili Avenue, gives a history of having received burns about the face and arms on July 7, 1933, following an explosion in a house on Hague Street, Rochester, N. Y.

There still remains, as a permanent defect, a mild scar on the right elbow about 5 inches long and 1 to 12 inches wide. A similar scar is also present on the other elbow which is about 3 inches long. A mild scar is also evident on her nose about 1 inch long and one-half inch wide.

The patient also claims to have been very nervous since experiencing this painful accident which was also a great shock to her nervous system. Sincerely yours,

H. W. Mackowski, M. D.

STATEMENT

AUGUST 27, 1937. Mrs. Anne Fritz (Starr), 610 Campbell Street, Rochester, N. Y., to St. Mary's Hospital, debtor. July 8, 1933: Laboratory

$3. 00 Operation...

3. 00 July 11, 1933: Ward...

11. 00

Total..

17. 00

DELORIS Clow STATE OF NEW YORK,

County of Monroe, City of Rochester, 88: I, Deloris Clow, being duly sworn, depose and say: That I reside with my husband, Albert Clow, at No. 164 Farragut Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y.

That I was one of the persons who was burned by the explosion of the still located in a house No. 297 Hague Street on the 7th day of July 1933, while said still was being dismantled by the United States prohibition agents. I was one of the persons who was standing next door to the premises in question.

As a result of said explosion, I received serious and permanent injuries and scars to my face, arms, and limbs. That both of my arms were scarred and both hands were scarred. That I received a permanent scar on my left cheek. That my left knee was scarred. I was in the St. Mary's Hospital from July 7 to July 21, 1933. That said scars are particularly noticeable in cold weather.

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I incurred a hospital and doctor bill of $44.50.

On behalf of myself and husband, I desire to make a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $5,000 for my injuries.

DELORIS Clow. Sworn to before me this 25th day of May 1937.

EUNICE R. LONDON,

Commissioner of Deeds. W. T. FULKERSON, M. D.,

Rochester, N. Y., February 11, 1998. Mr. CHARLES B. BECHTOLD,

Rochester, N. Y. DEAR SIR: At your request Mrs. Deloris E. Clow, of 164 Farragut Street, called at my office for an examination.

She gives a history of having been burned in an explosion on July 7, 1933.
Eyes: Pupils are equal and react to light and accommodation.
Nose: The nasal fossae are normal
Teeth: In good condition.
Throat: Tonsils are moderately hypertrophied, the right shows some infection.

Ears: The right drum shows scars of former abscesses. The left eardrum appears to be normal. The external auditory canal shows a moderate eczematous condition. There is some loss of hearing in the right ear.

Thyroid: Gland is palpable.

Face: There are present on the left cheek two fairly distinct scars of irregular shape about 14 inches in diameter, together with numerous smaller scars scattered about the entire face.

Heart: Normal rate and rhythm. No audible murmurs.
Lungs: Normal on percussion and auscultation.

Extremities: Faint scars are observed on the entire outer surfaces of both arms and especially on the dorsum of the left hand. All fingernails are more or less deeply pitted from scar formation in the nail beds. Age 27, height 5 feet 2 inches, weight 106 pounds, blood pressure 114 S, 66 D. Very truly yours,

W. T. FULKERSON. STATEMENT

AUGUST 27, 1937. Mrs. Dolores Clow, 164 Farragut Street, Rochester, N. Y., to St. Mary's Hospital, debtor. July 8, 1933: Laboratory

$3. 00 Operation

3. 00 July 21, 1933: Ward..

38. 50

Total..

44. 50

JULIA VALENTINE STATE OF NEW YORK,

County of Monroe, City of Rochester, 88: I, Julia Valentine, being duly sworn depose and say: That I reside with my husband, James Valentine, at 309 Hague Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y.

That I was one of the persons who was burned by the explosion of the still located in a house 297 Hague Street on the 7th day of July 1933, while said still was being dismantled by the United States prohibition agents. I was one of the persons who was standing next door to the premises in question.

As a result of said explosion I received serious and permanent injuries and scars; that my right hand was permanently scarred; my right arm was burned which still causes me pain and which is still sore; that the nerves in said arm were injured; that I have been nervous since the accident and have not been in good health.

That I was in the out-patient department of the St. Mary's Hospital from July 11 to 14, 1933, inclusive.

On behalf of myself and husband, I desire to make a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $3,000 for my injuries.

JULIA VALENTINE. Sworn to before me this 25th day of May 1937.

EUNICE R. LINDON,

Commissioner of Deeds.

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ROCHEBTER, N. Y., February 11, 1988. To whom it may concern:

Mrs. Julia Valentine of 309 Hague Street, Rochester, N. Y., who is under my care was first examined by me on February 2, 1938. She complained of being very nerous and unable to sleep but a few hours each night. She appeared quito

There was a marked tremor of hands and she stated that she had lost 236 pounds since last summer. Her present weight is 1244 pounds.

Her blood pressure on February 2 was systolic 233 and diastolic 110. Sho was given nerve sedatives and at present date, February 11, her blood pressure is systolic 197 and diastolic 107. She is feeling somewhat better but is still quite nervous.

Blood Wasserman is negative. Urine examination is negativo except for a slight trace of albumin. She states that it is frequently necessary for her to remain in bed for 1 day owning to her severe headaches. She is able to do some work about the house but it has been necessary to have someone help her with the housework for the past 4 years.

Her physical condition is such that it will be necessary for her to continue under the care of a physician for some time. Yours truly,

A. C. REMINGTON, M. D. STATEMENT

AUGUST 27, 1937. Mrs. Julia Valentine, 809 Hague Street, Rochester, N. Y., to St. Mary's Horpital, debtor. July 14, 1933: Emergency room services...

$3. 00

BETTY JANE MOSH OR

STATE OF NEW YORK,

County of Monroe, City of Rochester, 88: I, Florence M. Mosher, being duly sworn, depose and say: That I now resido at No. 87 Depew Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y. I formerly resided with my husband and famil, at 303 Hague Street, and which is next to the premises 297 Hague Street where the explosion occurred at the time a still was being dismantled by the United States prohibition agents on the 7th day of July 1933.

I am making this affidavit in bekalf of myself and my husband, William A. Mosher, the father of said child, and also in behalf of the child, Betty Jane Mosher, who is 10 years of age at this time and who was 6 years of age at the time she received the injuries hereafter stated.

That the child, Betty Jane Mosher, was playing in her own yard at the time of the explosion and was dressed in light summer clothing. That she was seriously and painfully burned and was in St. Mary's Hospital from July 7 to July 31, 1933, making a total of 24 days. That the bill of St. Mary's Hospital for her care during said period of time was the sum of $72.

That the said Betty Jane Mosher has the following disfiguring scars upon her: Upon the left side of her forehead a round scar which is about three-fourths inch long by one-half inch wide; both of her ears are scared; her left forearm has a scar 4 inches long and 2 inches wide; her left upper arm has a scar 5 inches long and 3 inches wide; that her left elbow is covered by a round scar fully 2 inches in width; her right upper arm has a scar about 6 inches in length and 2 inches in width; that her upper back is entirely scarred and contains a large scar about 7 inches in width and 5 inches in length. I am informed by the doctors who have examined her that these scars are permanent and will never disappear and that she will be permanently disfigured during her entire life.

That as a result of said burns the said Betty Jane Mosher suffered excruciating pain during all of the time that she was in the hospital and has been extremely nervous since. That it has delayed sending her to school for a whole year after said accident and that she still suffers from the effect of said accident.

In behalf of ourselves, the parents of said child, and in behalf of said child, wo desire to make a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $10,000.

FLORENCE M. MOSHIR. Sworn to before me this 25th day of May 1987.

EUNICE R. LONDON,

Commissioner of Doods.

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ROCHESTER, N. Y., February 14, 1988. The scan of Betty Jane Mosher on chest partioularly are V-shaped 7 inches across by 5 inches up and down.

Scars on arms from shoulders to wrists. These scars are due to third-degree burns. Hair comes in thinly over burned area on right side of forehead.

She also has two scars on right forehead due to cuts from glass. One % by % inch. The other yo by %. These scars are 4 years old and will probably remain about as they are.

GILBERT H. WELCH, M. D.

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STATEMENT

AUGUST 27, 1937. Miss Botty Jano Mosher, 803 Hague Street, Rochester, N. Y., to St. Mary's Hospital July 7, 1938: Operation

$3 Laboratory.

8 July 31, 1933: Ward..

66

Total

72

MARY ANN THESING STATD Or Now YORK,

County of Monroe, City of Rochester, 88:

Madeline Thesing, being duly sworn, deposo and say that I reside with my husband, Albert Thesing, at No. 288 Hague Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y.

I am making this affidavit in behalf of myself and my husband, Albert Thesing, the father of said child, and also in behalf of the child, Mary Ann Thesing, who is 8 years of age at this time and who was 4 years of age at the time she received the injuries hereinafter stated.

My said daughter, Mary Ann Thosing, was injured while in the adjoining lot of the premises 297 Hague Street, when a still which was located in said lastmentioned premises exploded while the United States prohibition agents were dismantling the same.

That said Mary Ann Thesing was admitted to the St. Mary's Hospital on the 7th day of July 1933, the day that said

explosion occurred, and was discharged on the 29th day of July 1933. That the bill of St. Mary's Hospital for her care during said period of time was the sum of $66.50.

That the said Mary Ann Thesing has the following disfiguring scars upon her: A large scar covering almost the entire portion of her right hand and fingers; her entire right forearm is scarred and the upper part of her right arm is scarred; that she has two large scars upon her left hand which protrude and she has scars upon her upper arm; her forehead was burned badly but it has not, however, left permanent scars; that she was burned about her face and neck and about both of her legs; that the child has been extremely nervous since the accident.

In behalf of the parents of said child and also in behalf of said child, I desire to filo a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $5,000.

MADELINE THEBING. Sworn to before mo this 25th day of May 1937.

EUNICE R. LONDON,
Commissioner of Deede.

ROCHESTER, N. Y. MARY ANN THBBING,

888 Haguo Street: I examinod her on February 11, 1988. Lungs, negative; heart rate and rhythm regular; high 76 percent.

Child has secondary anemia; very nervous youngster; undernourished. Scars on arms and hands still evident. Respectfully,

Louis Iuma.

STATEMENT

AUGUST 27, 1937. Mles Mary Ann Thesing, 288 Hague Street, Rochester, N. Y., to St. Mary's Hospital, debtor. July 8, 1933: Laboratory...

$3.00 Operation..

3. 00 July 29, 1933: Ward...

60. 50

Total..

66. 50

MARJORIE ST. JOHN STATE OF NEW YORK,

County of Monroe, City of Rochester, 88: 1, Marjorie St. John, being duly sworn, depose and say that I now reside at No. 82 Mildred Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y., with my husband, Thomas M. St. John.

I am making this affidavit in behalf of myself and my husband, Thomas M. Bt. John, the father of said child, and also in behalf of the child, Marjorie St. John, who is now 12 years of age at this time and who was 8 years of age at the time she received the injuries hereinafter stated.

That the child is one of the persons who was burned by the explosion of the still located in a house No. 297 Hague Street, in the city of Rochester, N. Y., on the 7th day of July 1933, while said still was being dismantled by United States prohibition agents. That at the time of the explosion she was standing in the yard of the premises No. 303 Hague Street.

That as a result of said explosion she received burns on her face, arms, hands, and legs. That she has a permanent scar across the entire length of her forehead. That she has a permanent scar across the entire left side of her face. That her entire left and right arms and hands are permanently scarred. That both of her elbows are permanently scarred. That her entire left and right legs, from the ankles to the knees, are permanently scarred. That she has several round permanent scars on the right side of her cheek. That she sustained a severe shock to her nervous system, and is still nervous as a result of said accident. I am informed by the doctors who have examined her that these scars are permanent and will never disappear and that she will be permanently disfigured during her entire life.

That said child, Marjorie St. John, was in St. Mary's Hospital from the 7th day of July 1933, the date of the explosion, to the 31st day of July 1933. That the bill of St. Mary's Hospital for her care during said period of time was tho sum of $72.

In behalf of ourselves, the parents of said obild, and in behalf of said child, wo desire to make a claim against the United States Government for the sum of $20,000.

MARJORIE ST. JOHN. Sworn to before me this 29th day of May 1937.

EUNICE R. LONDON,

Commissioner of Deeds.

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ROCHESTER, N. Y., February 12, 1938. To whom it may concern:

Examination of Marjorie St. John, 32 Mildred Street, age 18 years, was as fol lows:

Child quite nervous and apprehensive; anemic and about 12 pounds underweight. Examination of heart and lungs essentially negative to any organio lesions. Abdomen: Complains of some tenderness over McBurney's area.

Somo exaggeration in her nerve reflexes.

Permanent injuries: A scar extending over entire upper surface of forehead and extending down over teinple and along left side of face to about 1 inch below loft lobe of ear. This scar is about 64 inches in length. A scar about 7% inches in length and about 4 inches in breadth on left forearm. A scar about 6 inches la length and about 4 inches in breadth on right forearm-both dorsal surfaces. Also a deep permanent scar on right elbow-dorsun-about 2 inches in diameter.

Both hands-dorsun--permanent scars about 3 inches in length involving the dorsun of all the fingers. Left leg-lateral and anterior portions deep permanent

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