Archive for Sunday, June 24, 2012

100 years ago: Man rescued from river after falling out of boat

June 24, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 24, 1912:

  • "Rumors of a suicide in North Lawrence caused considerable excitement among the north side residents yesterday afternoon. Later it was found that the supposed suicide had been rescued by his friends. Still later rumors deny the suicide story and claim that it was simply a case of intoxication. Anyway an old man by the name of Hill living in North Lawrence had a close call of his life yesterday afternoon. It is stated by some that he had been drinking and fell from a boat into the water. The other story is to the effect that he was tired of life and sought to end the struggle by drowning in the river yesterday. He was taken from the water and easily resuscitated. He was able to be up today."
  • "Next Sunday is to be a gala day at Stull, 12 miles west of Lawrence, when the new Church of Christ is to be dedicated. The members of the congregation have been looking forward to this event for some time and next Sunday promises to be one of great rejoicing for the people of Stull. The new church has just been completed at a cost of about $1,000, the greater part of the work having been done by the members of the congregation who donated their services.... The new building is a frame structure and measures 26 by 36 feet."
  • "An assault was perpetrated in East Lawrence Saturday night which has aroused the residents of that section of the city and which thus far has baffled the local police force. Mrs. Margaret Vickery, wife of Chas. Vickery, 1317 Rhode Island St., was the victim of the assault. Mrs. Vickery's call for help were quickly answered and the assailant fled after striking her but once."


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