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The Accidental Death of Ruth E. McGraw

“Ruth McGraw, 15, daughter of Mrs. Stella McGraw, 4233 Spruce street, New Boston, died in Portsmouth General hospital at 12:15 PM today of a bullet wound suffered Tuesday about 6 PM.” “The girl was alone in an upstairs room when wounded. She told her mother the fun was discharged accidently while she was polishing it.” …

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Rites For Lake Victim Friday

“Funeral services for Carl Stewart, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart, 224 Lakeside, New Boston, who was drowned in Millbrook Lake Monday afternoon, will be held in the Otway Union Christian Church at 10 AM Friday with Reverend Smith of Huntington, officiating. Interment will follow in Hoffer Hill Cemetery.” “Members of the Second …

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Herbert Gray Arrested on Non-Support Charge

“Herbert Gray was unexpectedly arrested by Humane Officer Harry Ball at New Boston Wednesday afternoon and lodged in jail. Gray is the husband of Elizabeth Gray, the young woman who, one night last week, attempted to abandon her three-year-old son, only to be apprehended by the police. They have been separated and he has never …


Hilda Dockery’s Two Graves

“Death at 4:30 PM Thursday following a short illness of diphtheria, claimed Hilda Juanita Dockery, three and a half years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WA Dockery of Lakeview avenue and Oak street, New Boston. The child was stricken with a coughing spell which resulted in her death. A tube had been inserted in …


Dreamland: 3,500 Jam Pool for Formal ’39 Opening

‘Public School Day’ Observed By Kids At Dreamland “An estimated 3,500 Portsmouth school children helped Dreamland swimming pool formally open the 1939 season Saturday when the annual ‘Public School day’ was observed.” “Next Saturday has been designated as ‘YMCA day’ and an aquatic show is being arranged.” “On June 9 the Band and Orchestra Mothers …


An Old Family Graveyard

Talk of Removing the Hitchock Burial Ground “Some steps are being taken to remove the remains of parties buried in the Hitchcock graveyard, about two miles east of the city, to Greenlawn. This graveyard is now on the Rhodes farm, a large portion of which the new lumber company is to occupy. These removals should …

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