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Monday, June 8, 2015

June 18 News - 1868 - 17 Pound Tumor

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 June 18, 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 June 18 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Stratton, Vermont, USA

    1900 - Lightning’s Work in Stratton.


    The barns of H. H. Forrester, of Stratton, were struck by lightning recently and entirely consumed, together with 10 tons of hay, mowing machine, farm cart and various other farming tools. Mr. Forrester had just put his team but these were saved, also a sheep and two lambs. The fire spread rapidly and it was less than an hour after the bolt struck before the roof fell in. Mr. Forrester’s house was struck at the same time, the bolt making two holes in the soap stone cistern and cutting the water ... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  June 18, 1900
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    North Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

    1912 - BOARDING HOUSE DESTROYED AT NORTH HAMPTON


    Shortly after 2 o'clock this Tuesday morning fire destroyed the meadow Brook Inn at Little River, North Hampton.

    The building was used for a summer boarding house and was owned by Frank Brown.

    As it was unoccupied at the time, the origin of the fire is a mystery.

    When discovered the fire had gained good headway. The chemical engine belonging to the town was brought out, but owing to the headway of the fire was of very little service.

    The building and all of its contents were... Read MORE...

    Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 18, 1912
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    1958 - 18 BELIEVED KILLED IN COLLAPSE OF SPAN.


    Vancouver, B. C. (AP) - Skindivers worked in bright sunlight Wednesday to recover the last of 18 men killed or believed buried in the twisted wreckage of the collapsed Second Narrows Bridge.

    Fourteen bodies were in the Vancouver morgue. Two others were located late Tuesday after two sections of the nearly-completed 16 million dollar bridge collapsed into Burrad Inlet, but could not be recovered immediately.

    The other men were missing and possibly swept downstream by tidal rips.

    Chief... Read MORE...

    The Daily Chronicle -  Centralia, Washington -  June 18, 1958
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    To make a Pork Pie.

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    Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    1882 - Tornado


    KANSAS CITY, June 17. - This city was visited last night by a terrific tornado, which unroofed and overturned houses, blew down trees and fences and worked general havoc. Fowler Brother's cooper were blown down, and Thoman madden, who was in the latter, was killed. The Howell Hotel, at Roseda's a suburban town, was also blown down, killing William Reese, Fred Powell had a leg broken. At Wyandotte, across the Kansas river, Durring's opera house was unroofed. The loss in Kansas City is estimated... Read MORE...

    The Macon Telegraph and Messenger -  Macon, Georgia -  June 18, 1882
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    Davenport, Iowa, USA

    1923 - 9 HURT WHEN ROLLER COASTER CARS CRASH AT DAVENPORT PARK.


    Davenport, Ia., June 18. - One person was seriously injured and eight others received minor injuries in a roller coaster accident at Forrest Park, a local amusement resort Sunday night.
    The injured are:
    MARY TAYLOR, 16, skull fractured, may die.
    WOOD TAYLOR, 29, nose broken.
    AUBREY TAYLOR, 18, leg mangled.
    CHARLES FORGEE, 20, legs lacerated.
    LORETTA THOMPSON, 16, broken jaw.
    ARTHUR WENTZ, 18, internal injuries.
    ROBERT MONTAGUE, 20, limbs lacerated.
    EUGENE ESTESS, 14, leg... Read MORE...

    Waterloo Evening Courier -  Iowa -  June 18, 1923
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    Springfield, Illinois, USA

    1912 - WOMAN AVIATOR KILLED. MISS JULIA CLARK OF CHICAGO FALLS AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL.


    Springfield, Ill., June 17. - MISS JULIA CLARK was killed while making her first flight in an aeroplane at the fair grounds tonight. She fell into a tree.

    MISS CLARK was a Chicago girl who became interested in aviation during the International Aviation Meet in Chicago in August, 1911. Last fall she went to San Diego, Cal., to learn to operate a biplane. She was successful, and was the third American woman to obtain an international aviation pilot license.

    With several other aviators, she... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1912
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    A gentleman always attends to the choice of his amusements. If at cards, he will not play at cribbage, all-fours, or putt; or, in sports of exercise, be seen at skittles, foot-ball, leap- frog , cricket, driving of coaches, & c. for he knows that...Read MORE...



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    Anaheim, California, USA

    1966 - MONORAIL KILLS YOUTH CLIMBING ON TRACK.


    Anaheim, Calif. - The Disneyland monorail train Friday night slammed into and killed a 19-year-old youth who had climbed 20 feet to a trestle in an apparent effort to gain free entrance into the Anaheim amusement park.

    THOMAS GUY CLEVELAND of Northridge was crushed between the train and a protective plastic canopy which extends on either side of the monorail trestles beneath the track.

    Investigating officers said the boy had scaled two chain link fences, one six feet high and the other 16 ... Read MORE...

    Press-Telegram -  Long Beach, California -  June 18, 1966
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    Rutland, Vermont, USA

    1900 - RUTLAND RAILROAD TRAINS COLLIDE. Freight Wreck on Rutland Railroad.


    Owing to a mix-up in train orders two freight trains collided near Gassetts on the Rutland railroad about noon Saturday. No one was injured, but the front ends of both engines were smashed in and three box cars were demolished. It was reported that one of the train crews had orders to meet the other train at Gassetts and the other was ordered to meet at Chester. The collision occurred upon a new bridge, which stood the shock and was used by the mail train in passing over the scene of the wreck... Read MORE...

    St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 18, 1900
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    Casper, Wyoming, USA

    1921 - OIL SET AFIRE BY LIGHTNING. SEVERAL LARGE TANKS BURNING AT CASPER; ONE MAN IS INJURED.


    Casper, Wyo., June 18. - Several large tanks containing about 445,000 barrels of crude and fuel oil were burning here this afternoon after being struck by lightning. The fire is centered in the Midwest Refining company's tank farm.

    Chemicals were used in an effort to extinguish the fire, but without success. The city was darkened by billows of smoke which spread over it. Officials would not venture a guess as to when the fire would be brought under control.

    The blaze continued under a... Read MORE...

    Ogden Standard-Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  June 18, 1921
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    Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

    1866 - A Noble Act of Heroism


    One night last week while a train on the Grand Trunk line was passing through St. Hyacinthe, C. W., a young gentleman, Mr. Bachand, noticed that a house was on fire, while the people seemed not to be awakened up. He urged the conductor to stop the train, or at least to slacken it, but met with a refusal. - The courageous young man leaped from the cars, broke his leg, and yet crept to the burning house, which was that of Mr. Urgele Desmarais, merchant. The family were all asleep, as Mr. Bachand... Read MORE...

    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  June 18, 1866
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    Columbus, Ohio, USA

    1907 - BIG FOUR TRAIN WRECK. ONE OF THE FASTEST TRAINS ON NEW YORK CENTRAL WENT THRU OPEN SWITCH AT COLUMBUS, O. MANY PASSENGERS ARE INJURED.


    Columbus, O., June 18 - Big Four passenger train No. 19, one of the fastest trains on the New York Central lines, went thru an open switch today in the northern part of the city and is now lying on its side along the tracks. Several passengers were injured. Several of them are wondering how they escaped being instantly killed.

    The train was rushing along according to one of the passengers at fifty miles an hour when it struck the switch throwing the passengers in every direction.

    The... Read MORE...

    Winona Republican Herald -  Minnesota -  June 18, 1907
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    Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

    1853 - Destructive Fires in Lowell-Merrimack Mill Burnt.


    A slip from the office of the Lowell Vox Populi states that a destructive fire occurred at Mechanics' Mills, in that city on Wednesday night, which destroyed property to the amount of from $12,000 to $15,000. The parties who suffered by the fire were WEBSTER & LEWIS, sash and blind makers; BROOKS & TYLER, stable keepers; ISAAC PLACE, sash and blind dealer; GEORGE FISKE, store-house for bobbins; CHARLES A. DURGIN, manufacturer of sewing machines; MICHAEL COMSTOCK, machinist, and JOHN PETTENGILL, ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1853
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    Schenectady, New York, USA

    1900 - MRS. ROGERS'S DEATH.


    She Lived But Twenty Minutes After the Accident.

    Providence, June 27 - Details have been received of the tragic death in Schenectady Monday evening of Mrs. H. T. Rogers, wife of a well-known physician of this city. Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Jacob W. Clute, wife of a former Mayor of Schenectady, jumped from a carriage during a runaway and were killed. Mrs. Robert J. Landon, two young children of Mrs. Rogers, and the coachman were in the carriage, but they escaped serious injury.

    Dr. and Mrs.... Read MORE...

    Pawtucket Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  June 18, 1900
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    1682  June 18 - Philadelphia is founded by William Penn

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    1963  June 18 - 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school

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    1922  ATTACKED BY FISH, YOUNG LADY DIES
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17. — Supposedly attacked by barracuda, a species of carnivorous fish, while swimming near the municipal pier today, Miss Dorothy MacLatchie, a high school student, received injuries which proved fatal after she was brought ashore. Miss MacLatchie, who was considered an expert swimmer, was with a friend when bitten by the fish, and was towed more than half a mile by her companion before the latter’s cries for aid were heard.

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    1912  FIRE DESTROYS MILL
    Gardiner, Me., June 18 - Fire today destroyed the mill of the Oakland Manufacturing Co. Woodworkers and dealers in Southern lumber, and two adjoining dwellings. The loss was $20,000. The mill was insured.

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    1868  Walking Match at Bedford, Mass.
    Boston, Wednesday, June 17. A walking match of 100 miles, for a purse of $1,000 and the championship of New-England, between a young man named McEtterick and T. A. Scott, commenced yesterday at Mystic Park, in Beford, which resulted to-day in McEtterick's winning the match in 21 hours 6 minutes and 44 seconds. Scott gave out on the 99th mile, having been 21 hours 19 minutes and 8 seconds in completing that number of miles.

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    1868  Sinking of an American Barge Near Batiscan - The Captain Impaled on an Anchor Fluke
    The steamship Hibernian, when outward bound, near Batiscan, ran into an American barge loaded with sugar ans sunk her yesterday. The loss will be $12,000. The fluke of the anchor penetrated the captain's body and he was not discovered till she arrived in port, when he was found hanging on the anchor. The barge was consigned to Nelson Davis, but her name cannot yet be ascertained.

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    1868  17 Pound Tumor
    Mr. Luther Shattuck, of Groton, Mass., had a tumor removed from his neck, on the 11th inst., 16 inches long, 11 inches wide, 7 inches thick, weighing 17 pounds. The operation was skillfully performed by Dr. Norman Smith, of that place.
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    September 26 News - 1858 - The Dead Alive.

    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 September 26, 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 September 26 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
      New Shoreham, Rhode Island, USA (Block Island)

      1925 - U.S. SUBMARINE S-51 SUNK, 37 LIVES LOST; HIT BY STEAMSHIP OFF BLOCK ISLAND WHILE SUBMERGED ON PRACTICE CRUISE


      PROVIDENCE, R. I., Sept. 25 (AP) — The steamship "City of Rome" was in collision and sunk the submerged submarine S-51, twenty miles east of Block Island, at about 7:30 o'clock tonight. Thirty-seven men aboard the submarine are reported drowned. Three men were picked up by the "City of Rome," which sent a message to the submarine base at New London, reporting the accident.

      Lieutenant H. Dobson was the commander of the submarine. Lieutenant Dobson is from New York State, according to the... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 26, 1925
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      Tallahassee, Florida, USA

      1956 - THUNDERCLOUD CAUSED TYNDALL JETS TO COLLIDE. CAPT. WILLERFORD'S BODY FOUND IN PLANE WRECKAGE.


      Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 25 (AP) - The death toll in the crash of two jet planes being evacuated from the path of Hurricane Flossy rose to five today with discovery of the body of CAPT. ROBERT D. WILLERFORD of Tyndall Field.

      He died in the wreckage of his plane after it had collided in flight with a second jet which landed on an isolated house 12 miles east of here, killing an expectant mother and her three small children.

      The pilot of the other plane, LT. RODERICK ADAMS of Macon, Miss.,... Read MORE...

      Panama City News-Herald -  Panama City, Florida -  September 26, 1956
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      Great Falls, Montana, USA

      1911 - FORMER RESIDENT OF CITY KILLED. J. M. McCoy Was Struck by Passenger Train at Great Falls Friday Evening.


      J. M. McCoy, formerly a resident of Grand Forks, was struck by a Great Northern passenger train while walking across a railroad bridge at Great Falls, Mont., Friday evening and died Saturday morning. Miss Anna McCoy, who left the city a short time ago for Great Falls, but who was visiting in Grand Junction, Colo., at the time, is a daughter.

      In the accident Mr. McCoy was thrown over the bridge and to the rocks near the water's edge. His skull was fractured, one ankle was broken and he was... Read MORE...

      The Grand Forks Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  September 26, 1911
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      Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

      1858 - The Dead Alive.


      A few days ago, a respectable man in the employment of one of the largest mercantile houses in Quebec, took passage in a schooner for Baie St. Paul, on a visit to his relations. He carried with him a good stock of wearing apparel, and a check for the amount of his wages, a considerable sum.

      On the voyage he fell sick, and apparently died, or what is more probable, became insensible, from some narcotic administered to him. The captain of the schooner having taken possession of his clothing... Read MORE...

      Newbern Daily Progress -  New Bern, North Carolina -  September 26, 1858
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      1834  Fall River vs. Tiverton
      The inhabitants of Fall River, Mass. and Tiverton, R. I. it appears are in a bit of a quarrel. A portion of the line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, happens to run along within a clever stone's throw of the most populous part of Fall River, which town it also divides from Tiverton. The good people of Factory village refuse to license dram shops, while their Tiverton neighbors, agreeably to Rhode Island laws, license all applicants, either for the sale of rum or lottery tickets. The...
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