Man Killed, Two Hurt As Cars Sideswipe Near Hannawa Falls

James W. Tyo, 34, Norwood Victim--His Wife and Driver of Other Car Badly Injured


(Special to the Times)


(March 29, 1917-April 20, 1951)


Potsdam, April 21--A Norwood man died instantly and his wife and another man were seriously injured last night at 9:50 in a two-car accident at Hannawa Falls.

James William Tyo, 34-year-old machinist, was killed at once when his car and that of Allen E. Bogart, Hannawa Falls general store proprietor, sideswiped each other.

Mr. Bogart and Mrs. Theresa Creighton Tyo, 36 are in Potsdam hospital. She received severe lacerations and other injuries, the extent of which has not been determined. Mr. Bogart was cut severely about the head and face and may have other injuries.

Mrs. Florence W. Dunlop, St. Lawrence county coroner, said Mr. Tyo’s death was caused by multiple compound fractures of the skull. His neck was also broken and his head deeply gashed when the front side of the car caved in on him.

The accident happened in front of the Manley gas station. Mr. Tyo was driving toward Potsdam and Mr. Bogart, traveling alone, was heading in the opposite direction, when their cars collided. Both vehicles were demolished.

Three ambulances came to the accident spot. Mrs. Tyo and Mr. Bogart were brought to the hospital in the Hawley ambulance.

Mr. Tyo had been an employee of the Aluminum Company of Massena for several years. He was born at Norfolk March 29, 1917, son of Mr. And Mrs. William Tyo of Norfolk, who survive. He attended school there.

On Sept. 6, 1939, he married the former Miss Theresa Creighton of Colton at Colton. His wife is a registered nurse. Rev. Mr. Connors performed the ceremony. The couple had no children.

Also surviving are two brothers, Neil Tyo and Wayne Tyo, both of Norfolk.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew’s church, Norwood, with Rev. Francis Maguire officiating. Burial will be in Norfolk cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of his parents, Main Street, Norfolk.

Mr. And Mrs. Tyo have lived in Norwood four years. Their home has been on Main Street in that village. Mr. Tyo was a member of St. Andrew’s Church.


(Obituary supplied by Joan Tyo Lalonde, originally printed in the May 21, 1951 Watertown Daily Times).