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|Source: New Albany Daily Ledger - Indiana
Dated: Mar. 16, 1859
A man by the name of Twitchell
died at Bloomfield, Ohio, a few days since, who weighed 386
pounds. He wore, when living, a vest six feet and ten
inches in circumference and there was cloth enough in his
overcoat to make four overcoats for ordinary men.
|Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: April 6, 1869
The following are the
officers of the Jackson County Agricultural Fair for the
following year. President, George W. Brown; Vice
President, John L. Long; Managers, Green Thompson,
William Stephenson, Moses Hays and Robert Aten. J.
A . Sell is still Secretary. The Fair will be held
October 8th and 9th.
|Source: Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
Dated: June , 1870
MANSFIELD - PARKINSON - In Bloomfield, Ohio, May 3,
Martin L. Mansfield to Miss Emma L. Parkinson
|Source: Idaho Statesman - Idaho
Dated: May 18, 1900
Wellston, O., Bay 17 - Fire destroyed the opera
house, city hall and three business houses. The fire was
of incendiary origin, and was the seventh within a week.
The loss is $50,000, covered by insurance.
|Source: Dallas Morning News
Dated: May 18, 1901
EARTHQUAKE IN OHIO.
Houses Were Shaken Like Leaves at Portsmouth - No Serious Damage
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17. - A most
pronounced earthquake shock was felt in Eastern Ohio and West
Virginia at an early hour this morning. At Wellston, Ohio,
two hard shocks were felt, displacing household furniture in
many places. Zanesville, Ironton and Portsmouth also
report a distinct shock. At the latter place it was teh
severest earthquake shock in teh history of the city, houses
shaking like leaves. Hundreds rushed into the streets in
their night clothes, thinkking there had been an eplosion.
No serious damage was done, but many windows were broken.
|Source: Morning Olympian - Washington
Dated: May 19, 1901
EARTHQUAKE IN OHIO.
Wellston, O., May 18 - Yesterday morning at 3
o'clock this city was visited by a most perceptible earthquake.
The disturbance was of such evidence as to awaken many persons.
It was followed by two hard convulsive shakings of the earth, in
many places displacing household furniture. Advices from
Zanesville, Portsmouth and Ironton and from Huntington, W. V.,
state that the shock was felt distinctly at those places.
|Source: Trenton Evening Times - New
Dated: Sept. 19, 1902
BAD WRECK ON B. & O. AT LEESBURG OHIO - 2 KILLED.
By Publishers' Press Direct Wire.
Chillicothe, Ohio, Sept. 19 - All of the injured in the
wreck of the Royal Blue Flyer on the Baltimore & Ohio Western
road at Leesburg, Ohio, last night, were brought to this city.
The number was almost fifty, but none of them is fatally hurt,
and the death list will probably remain at two.
Engineer Philip roe and
Fireman Charles Studer, of this city, were killed.
Mrs. John Sellers, of Wellston, Ohio, is the most seriously
injured and she was cared for at Leesburg.
No plausible explanation is given of the wreck.
it was the first thought that a crew had left the switch open
but there was no train on the siding at the time.
|Source: Duluth News Tribune - Minn.
Dated: Jun. 10, 1909
STRIKE BREAKERS ARE PUT TO ROUTE.
Bloody Fight Takes Place at Manufacturing Plant Near Wellston,
WELLSTON, Ohio. June 9 - A bloody fight occurred here today
between men brought here from Cincinnati and striking employes
of the Peck Williamson company, manufacturers of heating and
The non union men numbered 40. They were attacked
by strike sympathizers as soon as they stepped from a Hocking
Valley train to enter the factory nearby. In the fight
that followed, stones and clubs were used. Several of the
non union men were cut in the face and head, and one John
Blannihan of Cincinnati, was taken to the hospital suffering
with a fractured skull. The strike breakers finally took
to the woods for safety, leaving their baggage scattered along
the road where the fight occurred. They were not pursued,
but pickets were placed around the foundry to intercept any of
them that attempts to enter. The feeling is intense and
more trouble is feared.
The cause of the strike is over the question of wages
and recognition of the union.
It is said the company will be incorporated in another
state and that federal protection will be asked for when another
efforts is made to run the plant.
|Source: Duluth News - Tribune - Minn.
Dated: Nov. 29, 1910
TWO MINING COMPANY OFFICIALS FINED IN OHIO.
Wellston, Ohio, Nov. 28 - for the first time in the
history of coal mining in this state mining company officials
were fined today for operating a mine in which gas was generated
before the property had been examined.
General Manager J. M. Bourgmaster and
Superintendent H. Wilson, accompanied by James Duane,
in charge of the mine, made a trip through the mine. It
was shown they knew that there was gas in the workings and
had failed to have them inspected. they were fined $25 and
costs each. The prosecution was brought by the state
|Source: Daily Oklahoman - Okla
Dated: June 28, 1911
OHIO BANK SUSPENDS.
Wellston, Ohio, June 27 - The Bank of Wellston, of
which Representative George B. Woodrow of Jackson county
is cashier has closed its doors after an examination by w.
Hefferman of Cleveland, state bank examiner. The
institution is capitalized at $35,00, and has resources
according to its statement, of June 7, of $131,000. It is
believed that all depositors will be paid in full.
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