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A Postcard to Miss Hazel Kern

While shopping at Ghosts in the Attic, in Portsmouth, Ohio, we came upon this beautiful photo postcard. Dated October 30, 1910, it passed through the post office of Portsmouth on its way to Chillicothe, Ohio. The front of the postcard features sixteen people in various stages of pose outside of the gorgeously adorned brick structure …

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First Graveyard in Scioto County

The First Crop of Corn in Scioto County “That crop of corn must have been a welcome harvest to those few isolated families, who were cut off from all intercourse with the outside world, and had no other provisions but such as the woods afforded and their trusty rifles procured for them. Mr. Ward went …

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Freddie Boyd

“An immense crowd attended the funeral services that were held Friday over the remains of Freddie Boyd, the Jefferson street boy who was electrocuted Wednesday.” “Reverend EG Hamilton, pastor of the Grandview Avenue church, conducted the services. Four young companions of the dead boy, Claude Evans, John Hester, Cecil Hill and Basil Cutlip acted as …

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Arthur Dement

“Arthur Dement, an aged resident of Adams county, died this morning at 2 o’clock of heart trouble. He had been sick about two weeks of this fatal disease and at last was compelled to succumb. Five children survive him.” “The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock, interment to take place in the Home cemetery …

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Died Among Strangers

“Charles Lundley, a brakeman on a freight train drawn by Engine No. 12, Scioto Valley Railway, died last Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock, of typhoid fever, in this city, at the residence of William Johnson, engineer of Engine No. 10. Mr. Lundley was an industrious young man, the only support of his mother, residing near …

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Boy Drowns in the Scioto

“Russell Byrd, aged 16, colored, deliberately leaped to his death in the Scioto river late Monday afternoon.” “Despite the fact that he could not swim he ran down a springing board and plunged into the cooling waters of the river. Frantically he tried to reach the shore, but his strength failed him and he soon …

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James Fynn: Drowned in the Ohio

“A sad accident befell James Fynn, a moulder at the Scioto Stove Foundry, last Sunday, about one o’clock, resulting in his death from drowning. Fynn crossed the river in a skiff with a companion, and after remaining there for some time started back, he concluding to hold on to the rear end of the boat …