News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 26, 1891, page 3
Transcribed by:  

“The News Epitomized.”

[Many deaths from other areas of the country appear throughout the paper—I generally do not transcribe these. I have transcribed the deaths in this section because I thought one was especially interesting.—L. B.]

Herman, the 8 year old son of Frederick Weitzel, was fatally scalded at Zanesville, O., by pulling over a coffee pot at the breakfast table.

According to a verdict of the coroner’s jury, P. W. Nally, an Irish agitator, who died in prison, was killed by harsh and cruel treatment of his keepers in Milbank prison, London.

A dispatch from Cambridge, O., states that George H. Wheatley, a commercial traveler, whose home was at Marietta, died suddenly at the Hotel Berwick. He had just registered when taken ill, and was dead in a few minutes.

By order of the board of public health the public schools at Crowfordsville, Ind., have been closed until further notice on account of the alarming prevalence of diphtheria. Within two weeks Martin Russell and wife, residing north of the city, have been rendered childless.

Robert Kelley fell from the new railroad bridge across the river near Ironton, Ky., just as the workmen were putting the finishing touches to the bridge, falling 190 feet, dying almost instantly. Nearly every bone in his body was broken. Kelley was 23 years old and lived in Louisville, Ky.

A fact not generally known to the public has gained added interest through the death in France of Mme. Bartholdi, mother of the well known sculptor and designer, who died a few days ago at the advanced age of 90 years. She it was who stood as the model for Bartholdi’s statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World,” which now occupies such a prominent position in the harbor of New York.

The remains of Thomas W., Henry, Martha and Margie Owsley were received at Springfield, Ills., from Kentucky and buried in Oakridge cemetery. Four slabs accompanied the bodies. On one of them was the inscription “M. Owsley, who deceased September 16, 1808, in the 78th year of her age, who had 191 children and grandchildren and thirty five of adoption. Total, 226.”

Mrs. Lena Smith lived alone in apartments at No. 8 Lafayette street in Patterson, N. J. For several days the neighbors did not see her about the premises, but the dim light of an oil lamp could be detected through window shades. The neighbors, after a consultation, burst open the door and discovered the lifeless body of Mrs. Smith. She was kneeling on the floor by the side of her bed as if in prayer, and it is surmised that death overtook her while so engaged.


Page 8.

West Side.

Mr. Joseph Turner wears a broad smile on account of the arrival of a young gentleman at his house.


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