Murder on Jackson Street

Daniel T. Weaver

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on the evening of June 28, 1937, Mrs. Fred B. Benjamin of 12 Jackson Street in the City of Amsterdam, NY heard screams coming from 16 Jackson Street where sisters Mary B. Enders, 81, and Jennie V. Enders, 84, lived. Their nephew, William G. Serviss, 45, lived there as well.

Mrs. Benjamin phoned Mrs. James Burke of 17 Jackson Street telling her she was afraid there was something wrong next door. She asked Mrs. Burke to accompany her to the Enders’ house. Mrs. Burke agreed. The two women went to the house and rang the doorbell. William Serviss came to the door, and one of the women asked, “How are the folks?” “All right,” he answered, so they left. Continue reading “Murder on Jackson Street”

Roaring 20s Gloversville Stolen Car Ring Helped People Turn Cars Into Cash (History)

By Peter Betz

During the summer and fall of 1924, more than a few automobiles began disappearing from the streets of Gloversville, NY. In all, before a local car theft ring was broken, fourteen cars went missing, some with the connivance and blessing of their owners. The Gloversville car thieves were wrong, however, in thinking neither the insurance companies nor the police would notice the increase of auto thefts and the insurance claims that rapidly followed. Continue reading “Roaring 20s Gloversville Stolen Car Ring Helped People Turn Cars Into Cash (History)”

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