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In Years Past

October 10, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, after a fruitless and heartbreaking search which carried him all over the eastern part of the country and which lasted for more than two months, Capt. John Roth of the Rochester Fire Department succeeded in locating his 14-year-old son, William G. Roth, who disappeared from his home on Aug. 6 and for whom the police of the entire country had been searching. The lad was taken to his home in Rochester where a heartbroken mother awaited him. She had been under the care of a physician ever since the boy ran way to "become a farmer." William G. Roth, who was a prepossessing youngster with bright blue eyes and a healthy tan, was found at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waldeck in Olean this morning by Captain Roth and Chief of Police Lawler who were called there by Mrs. Waldeck.



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