Thursday, March 13, 2014

1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes

Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the upsetting of a load of hay. At midnight of Wednesday, his house and barn, with all his furniture, hay, grain, horses and cattle, were destroyed by an incendiary fire. Yesterday morning his ice wagon was demolished by a runaway accident.

Delaware County Daily Times
Chester, Pennsylvania
May 14, 1880