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Ithaca Newspaper 1887 Events

(January issue recapping events of the previous year)

MARCH

14

Death of Walter Marsh, of Etna, also of James Noxon of Ithaca and the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. L. Huff; serious accident to Mrs. Tichenor on Giles street.

15

Serious accident to Clayton Gunderman, of Danby, also to the infant son of Instructor Morgan of the University and to the son of Dennis Mulcahey.

17

Death of Miss Adaline T. Paine, of Caroline; also the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. J.E. Close; an alarm of fire at 7:30 P.M.

18

Incipient fire on South Albany Street; serious accident to Osmun Shevalier.

19

Death of Wm. Lambertson of Dryden; serious accident to James Oltz of Danby.

21

Death of Mrs. Huldah Slocum; also of Mrs. Mosher of McLean.

23

Death of the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Popplewell.

24

Sudden death of Mrs. S. Ronk, of McLean; fire in the town of Groton.

25

Death of Ezra Weaver, of Dryden.

26

Death of A. B. Whitlock.

28

Death of Clement Smith of Ulysses.

29

Terrible accident near Ludlowville; a man and his three children burned to death; serious accident to Mrs. Greatsinger of Lansing; a genuine blizzard at night.

30

Death of J.D. Carpenter; 18 degrees above zero at daylight.

31

Twelve above zero at 6 A. M.

APRIL

2

Death of the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Randolph Horton of Newfield, also of Mrs. Jared S. Halsey, of Trumansburg.

3

Mrs. John Rolfe, of Forest Home, stricken with paralysis; death of Mrs. Polly Davenport.

5

Death of James M. Pollay.

8

Serious accident to Alvin Robinson; death of Miss Martha Sutfin, of Enfield.

9

Death of Mrs. Emma Ashton.

10

Death of Leonard Legge, of Speedsville.

14

Myers’ mill in Lansing destroyed by fire; death of Cortez D. Leggett of Trumansburg.

15

Death of Mrs. John Raub.

16

Death of Rhoda A. Bird.

21

Serious accident to Miss Hannah M. Woodward.

23

Death of Allen Gray; serious accident to Mrs. Catherine Scorms.

25

Serious accident to Mrs. Clayton Crandall; also to Clayton Patch.

26

Death of Mrs. Mary H. Howland.

27

Death of Mary Parker of Slaterville.

29

Serious accident to Geo. Reed.

MAY

4

Death of Geo. T Sanders of Brookton.

5

Serious accident to Horace Kepler of Trumansburg; stabbing affray on South Aurora street.

6

Fire in the town of Danby, also in the town of Enfield; heavy thunder shower at night; burglary on South Cayuga Street; death of Jacob Updyke, of Trumansburg.

7

Death of Mrs. Seneca Daggett of Trumansburg; Samuel Barnes suffers a paralytic stroke.                     (runs off page)

JUNE

15

Reunion of the 21st N.Y. Cavalry here.

17

Death of Mrs. Henry W. Moon, and Lucy A. Masters, also Elisha Ribble, of Newfield.

18

Death of Daniel Foster.

19

Death of James Jones; severe tornado in Ulysses.

20

Serious stabbing affray at the Inlet; death of Mrs. Chase of Enfield.

21

Heavy shower at night; Mrs. Lawrence Secor of Caroline partly paralyzed by a stroke of lightning; serious accident to Mrs. Beach of Esty street.

22

Death of Mary Rittenhouse, at the “Home.”

23

Fatal accident to a child of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Powell.

24

Serious accident to Geo. A. Tappenden; sudden death of Sherman Tichenor of Trumansburg.

27

Drilling commences at the test well.

28

Wm. Teers of Ulysses found dead in bed; death of Mrs. C. W. Burghardt of Trumansburg.

29

Incipient fire on North Cayuga street.

30

Death of Maggie E. Gee, also of Andrew Crozier and William N. Buck of Lansing.

JULY

4

Death of Abel Burritt; painful accidents to the young sons of C.A. Ives and Fred Starr; fire in the town of Newfield.

6

Serious accident to Jno. Barker.

7

Death of Mrs. R.H. Van Pelt, of Trumansburg.

8

Painful accident to E.D. Redding.

12

Painful accident to Miss May Kyle at Glenwood; death of Mrs. Enza Relyea.

14

Suicide of Mrs. Geo Cook of Lansing.

15

Death of Prof. Alfred Stebbins.

16

Serious accident to Frank Hyatt; 100 degrees in the shade at 12 __M.

17

Death of Dr. John R. Gregory; terrific thunderstorm in the night.

20

Death of the infant child of William C. and Martha A. Foreman.

21

Death of Richard Hedden of Lansing.

22

A terrific thunder shower about 1 A.M. George Hassan’s house on West Mill street struck by lightning which causes an alarm of fire; a fire in the town of Danby; two men seriously injured by the accidental discharge of a gun near the town line of Danby; death of Miss Libbie Shaw; also of Miss Minnie Avery of Groton.

24

Death of Mrs. John R. Kelly.

25

Serious accident to Isaac R. Ferguson.

26

Knights of Lythias convention opened here.

27

Death of Warren Brownell.

29

Death of Miss Julia Hoyt.

AUGUST

1

Painful accident to Mrs. Louis Neill at Waldeloch; death of Bell King; fatal accident to Earl Pease.

2

Death of Anthony Henry Knight, also of Catherine Stevens. (runs off page)

SEPTEMBER

11

Sudden death of David Burleigh and John E. Wolven; death of Martha Gibbs of Newfield.

13

Alarm of fire between 12 and 1 A.M.; death of Julia Teeter of West Groton.

14

Tompkins County Fair opens.

15

Richard Griffin of Enfield badly injured on the fair grounds; death of Mrs. Mary Treman.

16

Death of Mrs. Joseph A. Jarvis, also of Mrs. Jacob Teeter of Lansing.

17

Death of the infant child of Mr. And Mrs. Crutts of Ludlowville.

20

Death of Abner Treman of Waterburg.

21

Death of Timothy Hutchings of West Danby; serious accident to John E. Beers of Danby.

22

Death of Mrs. Wm. Jefferson.

23

Serious accident to Miss Courtright; death of James Leonard of Trumbull’s Corners.

26

Disastrous fire at Ludlowville.

27

Serious accident to R.P. Clark of the University in a cane rush.

28

Death of Mrs. Phebe Tichenor.

29

Serious accident to Milo Walley; death of Libbie Pierson at the “Home.”

30

Death of Miss Jennie Sherman at the “Home.”

OCTOBER

3

Serious accident to Chas. J. Rumsey.

4

Death of Mrs. Cynthia Reed, also of Mrs. Geo. North of Trumansburg.

6

Sudden death of Wm. Corbin, of Kennedy’s Corners.

7

Immense bed of salt penetration at the “test well.”

8

Death of Benjamin B. Wilcox.

10

Serious accident to Alfred B. Woodworth, of Jacksonville.

12

The first flurry of snow of the season fell.

13

Death of Anson Stickles, of Dryden.

15

Death of Glenn W. Taber.

16

Death of Mr. Jewell of Brookton.

17

Death of Mr. Crane of Brookton.

18

Death of Geo. H. Stewart, of Trumansburg, and Obed Crapser, of Dryden.

20

The steamboat stopped running for the season.

21

Serious accident to E. M. Hall.

22

Death of Ezra Searles, also of E.C. Gregg, of Trumansburg.

25

Death of Henry A. Partenheimer.

26

Sudden death of Mrs. Freese of Groton.

27

Death of the infant child of Mr. Arthur Kent.

28

Death of Mrs. Fanny Hurd Pratt of Dryden.

29

Serious accident to Garrett Manseli, of West Groton.

30

James Jones of Dryden stricken with paralysis.

NOVEMBER

1

Alarm of fire about 1 PM; attempted safe burglary at Westervelt’s coal office; death of Joseph Teninty.

2

Death of Cora B. Mandeville.

3

Serious runaway on Tioga street; death of Mrs. Sarah Quick, of Caroline.

4

Death of Chauncey L. Grant.

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