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Two Youngsters Divorce.

“Thomas E. Burt, an infant, by Thomas J. Burt, his next friend, plaintiff vs. Oly Burt, alias Oly De Berian, an infant over the age of fourteen years. At the time of the filing of this petition the plaintiff was nineteen years old. The parties were married at Ironton, Ohio, on the 3rd day of …


Elmer Ruggles Crushed at Cambria Clay

“Death in terrible form was cruelly meted out to Elmer Ruggles, 48, while he was at work in the plant of the Cambria Clay Products company at Black Fork at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon.” “He fell between two 2400 pound clay rollers he was cleaning and was crushed to death, ever bone in his body …


Forest McGirr: His Grave Dug

” Gallipolis, Ohio, July 19 – Forest McGirr volunteered to serve his country in the Ninety-first Ohio. The regiment was then forming at Portsmouth. Soon after he went into camp he was taken sick with typhoid fever and in a few days reported dead. He was thought to be actually dead and was laid out. …

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Ironton Resident Killed by ‘Trap’

“Ironton, October 30 – A burglar ‘trap’ set by Walter Yates, proprietor of the Sunshine grocery, Seventh and Adams streets, three weeks ago, after the store had been loots of a large amount of merchandise, brought tragic death to one of his own employees Thursday night.” “Robert Starr, 29, of Cincinnati, was killed almost instantly …

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The Sinking of the G.W. McBride

The towboat GW McBride was on its way from Huntington, West Virginia to Addyston, Ohio. Rain had swollen the Ohio River to 29 feet, not flood stage, but the current was swift and swirling especially in the stretch of Ohio River along Northern Kentucky. It was originally named the Conqueror and had capsized on the …

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