John H. Wilsey, 70, Suspected of Separating Husband and Wife, Thrown Into Creek
Oneonta, Oct. 23. – Believing that John H. Wilsey, 70, had lured his 14-year-old bride away from him, Leo Morano, 28, threw the aged man over the Schoharie creek bridge at Richmondville Saturday night. A posse is searching the vicinity for Morano.
Morano was married ten days ago. His bride lived with him three days and then went to the home of the daughter of Wilsey’s housekeeper. Morano believed that Wilsey had had something to do with the girl’s action and threatened vengeance.
Saturday night, Marona [sic], who is foreman of a State road gang, waited for Wilsey on the bridge. Yesterday morning the man was found unconscious in the creek. He died a few minutes later.
Source : Syracuse Herald, October 23, 1916