"while cranking an automobile, Harper LeCates was struck in the arm, resulting in one of the bones being fractured"
from The News journal 30 Dec 1913
Harper Clayton LeCates (1896 - 1977) lived in Delmar at 711 E State street. He had a number of jobs from working at DuPont during the war to State Game Warden to house painter but mostly he was a house painter. He was on the Delmar town council. He married Martha Pearl Nichols (1898-1993) daughter of Ernest Nichols and Annie Elizabeth Beachamp Nichols. He was the son of John C Lecates and Annie B Dennis LeCates. Harper and Pearl had a son Linwood (1919-2011)