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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

July 22 News - 1918 - One bolt of Lightning, 504 Sheep Dead!

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated July 22, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the July 22 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    "Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " www.lampmaritime.org/ LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History


    Found at St Augustine Lighthouse

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    Farmington, New Hampshire, USA

    1938 - Circus Train Wreck


    FARMINGTON, N. H., July 22.- Five men were killed and eight were injured today when five seventy-foot steel flat-cars in a 20-car train bearing the performers and equipment of the Bernardi Greater Shows from Laconia, N. H., to Gloucester, Mass., were wrecked by a falling drawbar two miles south of here.

    All of the men killed were laborers of the traveling carnival troupe and were lying or sitting under and among the wagons and other show
    equipment to escape the drenching rain.

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    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 22, 1928
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    Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada

    1910 - OVER ONE THOUSAND HOUSES ARE BURNED - The Great Conflagration Campbellton, N.B.


    All The Mills In Campbellton. The Largest Cedar Shingle Center In Eastern America, Destroyed —
    American Capital Largely Interested—High Wind And Failure Of Water Main Makes It Impossible To Stay The Flames—Neighboring Forest Burning.

    Dalhousie, N. B. (Special). - A waste of smoking ruins extending for two miles and seven isolated buildings represent the town of Campbellton and the nearby village of Richardsville, which were overwhelmed by fire driven before a gale. Two lives were lost... Read MORE...

    The Citizen -  Frederick, Maryland -  July 22, 1910
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    Salamanca, New York, USA

    1923 - FIRE LEAVES PATH OF RUINS IN SALAMANCA. BUSINESS AREA AND RESIDENCES BURNED; 5 HURT. MANY OVERCOME BY SMOKE AND HEAT AS CONFLAGRATION SWEEPS SALAMANCA, BLASTS SPREAD FLAMES.


    3 FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE CALLED TO SCENE.

    CITY HALL, THEATERS AND BIG BUILDINGS LAID WASTE; DAMAGE PLACED AT BETWEEN $500,000 AND $1,000,000.

    Salamanca, July 21. - Following a trail of flaring oil and gasoline and urged on its way by a strong west wind, the most disastrous fire in the history of the city swept through business and residential districts today, to subside only after having reduced a wide swath in the downtown section to charred ruins. Damage was variously estimated tonight... Read MORE...

    Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  July 22, 1923
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Fried Sausages.

    Take a half a pound of sausages and six apples, slice four about as thick as a crown, cut the other two in quarters, fry them with the sausages of a fine light brown, lay the sausages in the middle of the dish, and the apples...Read MORE...



    The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1796
    Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

    1901 - KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. FOUR MEN STRUCK BY MONTREAL EXPRESS AT LEBANON, N. H., WITH FATAL RESULT.


    Lebanon, N. H., July 21. - A carriage containing JAMES GOODWIN, of Hinsdale, Mass.; WILLIAM THURSTON, of Percy, N. H.; THOMAS BURNS, of Winooski, Vt.; and EDDIE McCABE, of Lebanon, was struck by the Montreal express on the Boston and Maine Railroad shortly after midnight and all four were instantly killed. The horse escaped with slight bruises.
    GOODWIN and BURNS were weavers employed by the American Woolen Company. THURSTON had just finished work as a farmer here. He was married. McCABE was... Read MORE...

    New York Tribune -  New York -  July 22, 1901
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    Alkalol
    Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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    Jackson, Mississippi, USA

    1913 - TRAPPED BY FLAMES 35 PERISH. NEGRO CONVICTS BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE AT THE OAKLEY CONVICT FARM. RESCUERS DRIVEN BACK. BY INTENSE HEAT AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO LIBERATE THE FRANTIC MEN - HAD NO FIRE-FIGHTING APPARATUS ON HAND.


    (Associated Press Telegram)
    Jackson, Miss., July 22. - Trapped by flames in the second floor in an antiquated convict cage, 35 negro prisoners were burned to death at the Oakley convict farm, 20 miles from here last night.

    The flames rapidly ate away the only stairway leading to the second floor. The prisoners frantically tore at the heavy bars that covered the jail windows but to no avail. Their screams brought guards and other prison attaches but the flames drove back members of the... Read MORE...

    Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  July 22, 1913
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay ...Read MORE...



    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
    Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

    1879 - The Pointe Aux Trembles Disaster


    Searching for the Victims Still Going On - Affecting Services in the Parish Church

    Quebec, July 21, 1879
    Dr. A. G. Belleau, the district coroner, returned to town last night where he held an inquest on the bodies of M. Lefebvre, a school teacher, and M. Gauvin, a gentleman of private means, victims of the late yachting accident. No other bodies have as yet been recorded, although twenty boats have been grappling near the scene of the accident.

    Prayers for the Dead.
    In the parish church... Read MORE...

    New York Herald -  New York, New York -  July 22, 1879
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    Meriden, Connecticut, USA

    1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal


    Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

    Meriden, Conn., July 22. - The body of Miss Cora Dessureau, 30 years old, daughter of Joseph A. Dessureau, was found by the caretaker in a confessional box at St. Joseph's church. There was a glass near her containing what is supposed to have been a mixture of carbolic acid and holy water, and her lips were badly burned. The medical examiner said death was self inflicted, but the family could give no reason for the... Read MORE...

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    Belleville News Democrat -  Belleville, Illinois -  July 22, 1912
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    1918  One bolt of Lightning, 504 Sheep Dead!
    A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to another.
    WeatherForYou.com

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    1916  July 22 – In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade, killing 10 injuring 40

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    1929  TWO KILLED IN SKIDDING AUTO
    Laurel, Md., July 22 (AP) - One man was killed instantly and another was fatally injured near here today in an automobile accident when their car skidded and crashed into a telephone pole. Robert Brown, 25, of Washington, was instantly killed and John Wilson, 28, of Hyattville, Md., was injured so seriously he died in a hospital.

    The Gettysburg Times
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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    1915  A South Westport (Mass.) couple, married fifty-two years, have not spoken to each other in fifty years and are reported to have lived together happily all that time nevertheless.


    The Princeton Union
    Princeton, Minnesota

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    1876  Fatal Fire at Lachine, Quebec.
    LACHINE, July 21. - A large building used by Mr. Stouge for boat-building, burned last night, with boats of the Lachine Boating Club and several steam and sailing yachts. A child of the proprietor perished in the flames, and two mean endeavoring to save their tools were so badly burned they died this morning. Loss, $50,000.

    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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    1873  Railway Accident.
    PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle two miles this side of Bristol. The engine and one car were thrown from the track, and the engineer, RUFUS SHIPPEE, killed. None of the passengers were injured.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    1868  Medical Experiment
    Dr. Richardson, of Springport, New York, made an interesting statement at the Medical Convention, recently held in Rochester. In investigating the causes and nature of eruptive diseases he made the following experiment: 'He took a piece of fresh beef and put it under pure water, where he let it remain seventy hours. By this time the meat had begun to decompose, and was far from being agreeable either to the taste or the smell. The doctor then took a single drop of the water and examined it...
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    Cincinnati Daily Gazette
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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    1922  Acid Test
    Hamden, Conn. - Literal application of the 'acid test' was made by burglars who ransacked the house of J. A. Gilles while the family was absent. The burglars carried acid with which to test the quality of the family plate and after discarding such silverware as did not measure up to the standards, took tableware valued at $3,000. Fur coats and seal skin garments were taken at face value.
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    Aberdeen American
    South Dakota

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    America - Did you know?

     1838 - More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Approximately 4,000 die from starvation and disease along the "Trail of Tears."

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs, the higher ecclesiastics, even the officers of the army and the marine, were always drawn from the nobility. In the colony this was very far from being ...Read MORE...



    Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
     

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    Castine Harbor, Me., Goose Falls

    Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
    Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

    Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs. http://www.herbmuseum.ca

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