Found him on the 1920 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 174 img 17) as Erwin Tears
Found him on the 1925 Benton, Yates, New York state census (AD 01 ED 02 img 6) as Erwin A. Tears
Found him on the 1940 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 62-10 img 7) as Erwin Tears
age 33. Butcher, meat.
PENN YAN - Erwin Tears, 74, of RD 3, Lovejoy Road, died yesterday at his home. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Weldon Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Passage officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Mr. Tears was the operator of Tears Market on Lovejoy Road since 1955. He was a member of the Benton Fire Department and the Cattlemen's Association. He was a former member of the Penn Yan Lodge RPOE.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel one daughter, Mrs. Maynard (June) Hall of Penn Yan two grandchildren three great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Fire Department or the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. Finger Lakes Times October 27, 1981