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Samuel F. Way has returned home after a very successful term at teaching near Jamestown.
Mrs. Hunt delivered two temperance lectures in the M. E. Church during the past week to good audiences. On Sabbath evening the house was crowded. Mrs. Hunt was the guest of Mrs. Thos. J. Brown during her visit here.
Mr. Absolom Keever has purchased the farm of Albert Haines near Clio for $5,000.00 and will take possession soon.
Prof. Graham and wife and Mrs. T. J. Brown heard Tilton's lectures at Lebanon.
Harvey Grubb and family of Springfield spent the past week here.
C. G. Williamson is at home for the summer.
Miss Mattie Morgan is suffering from a fall on the ice.
Jonathan Prater now occupies the house formerly owned by A. C. McComas.
On Thursday of last week when the Little Miami was at its highest stage, Jefferson Smith a young man about 18 years of age, in company with his sister Miss Jane Smith aged 17, Mrs. Bell Casperson a young widow, ventured to cross the river in an old skiff. On their return when just above the covered bridge near Corwin in a very rapid current, one ore [sic] broke leaving them entirely helpless. Jonathan Philips and Alfred Leak were not far off and hastened to their rescue. But unfortunately the bridge was near and being impossible to go under it safely the young man left the boat, clung to the bridge and got out. His companions shared a worse fate; they were carried under the bridge and before aid could reach them were drowned. Their bodies were found the next morning, and on Saturday were laid to rest side by side in the same grave on the hill.
The funeral of Mrs. Perry Hartsock took place on Tuesday
in the M. E. Church. She was a daughter of Mr. William Hoblit,
aged 19 years and was married about one year ago. She leaves a husband
and babe two weeks old, besides a host of friends to mourn her departure.
Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday February 22, 1883 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]
Arne H Trelvik
4 January 2009
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