Welcome to Genealogy Trails!

Will County
Miscellaneous Newspaper Stories

John GOUGAR, of New Lenox, Will County, lost five cattle by Texas fever last week. It was brought by a lot of Texas cattle belonging to Burke Bros., who are the brothers of Rev. M.F. Burke, and who were driving a herd to Chicago, and stopped there over night. Sixteen cattle in Manhatten died the week previous. "The Newton Press", Jasper County, IL newspaper, dated July 27, 1887 (sub. by K. Torp)

Joliet - Two prominent Joliet girls escaped death by a narrow margin in a taxicab while they were riding from Graceland cemetery, Chicago, to the home of their aunt, Mrs. A.R. SWIFT, 6757 Wentworth ave., Chicago, whose funeral they had attended. Fumes from a limousine heater in the taxicab were forced into the tonneau by the exhaust of the auto engine. When the girls, who were accompanied in the taxi by Mrs. W.M. HOBBS, Jr., of Chicago, and Mrs. William HOBBS of New Orleans, reached the Swift home the taxi driver found them unconscious in the floor of the cab. The two other women were in a semi-conscious condition. Physicians worked over the girls four hours before they were revived and declared that had the ride been two miles farther both would have died in the cab. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jasper County, Friday, Jan. 23, 1914 - sub. by K. Torp]

Back to the Index Page for Will County

©Genealogy Trails