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Subject: Re: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 11:21:58 -0400

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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.

>Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, July 30, 1885
> New England News
> Killed by a Base Ball
>New Haven, CT., July 28. Thos. P. Reynolds, aged 19, died last night
>from injuries received while playing base ball last week. He was catcher
>for the Light Guard nine, and while playing close to the bat a swiftly
>thrown ball slipped through his hands and hit him in the stomach. He
>finished the game, but that night was taken sick, and it was found that
>where the ball struck the stomach the blood had become clotted, which
>caused internal complications resulting in death.
> One Hundred and One Years Old
>Wolfboro, NH., July 28. Mrs. Nancy Edgerly of this town today celebrated
>her one hundred and first birthday, receiving visitors at her residence.
>She took a carriage ride, and is in her usual good health. She bids fair
>to continue the journey of life for years to come. She retains her
>faculties to a remarkable degree-- reads coarse print without glasses;
>her hearing is good and memory almost faultless; goes about the house and
>makes her own toilet without assistance.
> New England Gleanings
> Massachusetts
>Mrs. Lucy, an Irish widow, died at West Newbury Wednesday night, aged 102
>Pauline, daughter of J. M. Estabrook, died very suddenly at Milford
>yesterday morning. She was about 16 years of age.
>Hon. R. T. Davis has nominated George R. Marvel of Fall River to the
>vacant cadetship at Annapolis.
>The First Baptist Church and Society of Plymouth have declined to accept
>the resignation of their pastor, Rev. H. W. Coffin.
>Metcalf Adams of West Medway has been fined $100 and costs for selling
>liquor without a license. This is the second case against him within a
>few weeks.
>Maud Chilson of Attleboro, 1-1/2 years old, was kicked by a horse on
>Friday, so that she died.
>James Donohue of Olneyville, RI, jumped into the river at Webster on
>Saturday while either drunk or insane, and was drowned. (Note: This
>would be the French River that divides Webster and Dudley to a certain
>extent. I grew up there)
>James Hamilton of Holyoke is to receive the appointment to West Point
>from Congressman Whiting's district.
>Otis S. Wells, a prominent citizen of Hatfield, was drowned in Mill
>River, near his home, on Friday. It is supposed that he had a paralytic
>shock and fell from his boat.
>The man killed by a train at Framingham on Saturday was Patrick Haley of
>Mrs. Elizabeth Cull of Lowell, who was fiercely assaulted with an axe by
>her husband, Edward Cutt, on the 14th inst., died on Saturday night.
> Maine
>The parish and church of the Sixth Street Chapel, Auburn, will accept
>with deep regret the resignation of Rev. L. Reynolds, its present pastor.
> He goes to the First Congregational Church at Yarmouth.
>Mr. Lemuel Moore of Ellsworth Falls met with a very sad and painful
>accident last Monday, one of his eyes being hooked out by a cow. He had
>previously lost the sight of the other eye, thus making him totally
>Clara Bickford of Washburn, 10 years old, walked five miles to the
>strawberry field, five miles more to place of sale and still another four
>miles to her home, all in one hot day. She said she wanted a new hat and
>was going to earn it herself.
>Ruel Robinson of Camden, a graduate of Bates College, has been elected
>Principal of the Gardiner High School.
>Mrs. Lucy Meserve of Scarboro took paris green Friday night and died next
>morning; cause, a tumor on the leg.
>Hiram Barber, 50 years old, of Cumberland Mills, has committed suicide by
>hanging. He had been ill for years. Despondencey caused the rash act.
>Mrs. Melvin, a widow, about 65 years old, and a partial invalid, residing
>with Mr. Staples and wife, Ellsworth Falls, arose from her bed during
>Wednesday night and drowned herself in the Union River, a short distance
>from the house. She has shown marked symptoms of insanity the past
> New Hampshire
>In Sandwich, John Cook is 90 years old and his wife is 91 years, and they
>have lived together as man and wife 65 years.
>Rev. L. Hayden, D. D., has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist Churches
>in Dunbarton and East Weare, NH and has accepted a call to Shutesbury,
>Mrs. John F. Smith, living on Moultonboro Neck, committed suicide on
>Tuesday. She was abuot 70 years of age and had been in ill-health
>several years.
>Mr. Joseph Tubbs, a bachelor, with his widowed sister, Mrs. Temperance C.
>Bates, have lived together in a secluded romatic locality on the banks of
>the Dunkwater River in the southwestern part of Hanover. The brother
>died on the 3d inst., aged 75, and the sister on the 8th inst., aged 78,
>both of pneumonia.
>Capt. Silas Noyes of Dodge Hollow has swung the scythe in haying every
>season for 75 years.
>A daughter of Mrs. Conley of Winchester, aged seven years, was drowned on
>Friday while bathing.
>Major Spalding of Nashua makes his home for the summer at his fine
>residence on Abbott Hill in Wilton.
>Hon. John D. Lyman of Exeter is a candidate for an appointment as a Bank
>Commissioner when the next vacancy occurs.
>The House of Representatives has voted leave of absence for the remainder
>of the session to William Ward, a distiller of Portsmouth, in order that
>he may visit a sick relative in England.
>A. A. Rotch of Amherst, administrator of the estate of LUther Melendy,
>has paid the American Missionary Society of New York $2000 and Woman's
>Board of Missions of Boston $2000 in part as legacies from said estate.
>Elbridge Copp of Enfield Centre, while intoxicated, went into Dennison
>Sargent's house a few days ago and struck the owner on the head several
>times with an axe, inflicting serious wounds. Copp has fled but officers
>are on his track.
>Capt. Amos Kinne of Canaan, an ex-militia officer, died a few days ago.
>Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Godfrey of Hampton have celebrated their golden
>Mrs. Myra Abbott, widow of a soldier of the war od 1812, has died at
>Bethlehem at 86.
>Mrs. Nancy Page has celebrated her 94th birthday in Rochester, where she
>was born and has always lived.
>Rev. James B. Goodrich of Windsor, CT, has accepted a call to the
>rectorship of Trinity Church of Claremont.
>A monument costing $4000 has been erected at the grave of the late Joseph
>P. Pitman, a railroad Director, at Laconia.
>Samuel Pressey of Canaan was recently thrown from a carriage, having his
>arm broken twice and receiving other severe injuries.
>Deaths of ex-Representatives: William N. Watson of Troy, also a war
>veteran; and Samuel Edes of Lake City, MN, formerly of Peterboro.
>John Chapman, formerly engaged in the provision business in Boston and
>afterward in trade at Laconia, died at the latter place on Friday at 82.
>The wife of President Pike of the State Senate, in going to close a
>window at Cornish on Friday evening, made a mistake in the doorway and
>fell down a stairway, breaking an arm twice, a collar bone and badly
>bruising herself in many other places.
>S. B. Whittemore of Colebrook, the Representative from that town, has
>been apointed a Trustee of the State Agricultural College.
>The little son of Geo. F. Tucker of Goff's Falls was drowned in a mill
>pond in that place on Saturday, and a few hours afterwards his only
>surviving child, an infant girl, died of cholera infantum.
>S. A. Gerould, a well-known citizen of Keene, celebrated his 92d birthday
>on Monday.
>Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lang of Dalton have celebrated their golden wedding.
> Vermont
>Erastus T. Hinman died at New Haven on Tuesday. In 1854-6 he was County
>(He is written in later as Hon. Erastus S. Hinman)
>Nelson Parker, Town Clerk of Chittenden, while skidding logs last Tuesday
>morning, broke one of his legs.
>Mr. H. W. Taylor, Town Clerk of Ludlow, died on the 23rd inst., after a
>long illness.
>Charles Davis attempted suicide at Ludlow on Sunday by cutting his
>throat, but will probably live.
> Connecticut
>William Cummings of Birmingham, 40, while working on a building Tuesday,
>fell from the scaffolding 20 feet, breaking his neck. He lived only a
>few minutes.
>Wilbert Godfrey of Mystic was run over and killed by the cars at Noank
>Rev. C. T. Weitzel of the First Congregational Church at Norwich Town
>resigned his place as pastor on Sunday to accept a call in San Bernardo,
>More to follow.
>Marilyn Labbe

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