Source: American Advocate - Maine
Dated: March 6, 1824
A man named Armstrong, who lived in a small
cabin and alone, on Scioto Brush Creek, Ohio, was lately burnt to
death while in a state of intoxication, He had lain down by the
fire, in the course of the night, which had communicated to one of his
hands, and entirely burnt off the flesh, burnt out his eyes, and so
far burnt his skin from his forehead as to shew the bone. He
lived but a day after this unhappy circumstance, utterly deprived of
Source: New Hampshire Gazette
Dated: Aug. 1, 1837
ANOTHER DREADFUL DEATH FROM A BULL.
- The Scioto, (Ohio) Gazette, July 20, says: - Charles Davis, Esq.
a well known, respectable farmer of Big Bottom on the Scioto, died on
Tuesday night, having been dreadfully gored by one of his English
Bulls on the Saturday previous.
Source: Constitution - Connecticut
Dated: July 12, 1843
Death of REV. GEO. BEECHER - Deplorable
Casualty - A slip from the Scioto, (O)
Gazette, mentions that the Rev. GEORGE BEECHER, Pastor of the
Second Presbyterian Church, was suddenly killed. Mr. BEECHER
it appears by the finding of the Coroner's jury, took a double
barrelled shot gun, and went into his garden, with a view of killing
the birds that destroyed his fruit and buds. He discharged one
barrel, and about five minutes afterwards he raised the muzzle of the
gun to his mouth for the purpose, it is believed, of blowing into the
empty barrel, at which moment the powder, in the other barrel accidently
exploded, discharging the whole charge of shot into his skull,
which caused instant death. - A public meeting, at which the
Hon THOMAS EWING presided, did honor to the virtues of the deceased.
The deceased is a son of the Rev. Dr. BEECHER
formerly of Litchfield, in this State, and brother of the Rev. ____
BEECHER, formerly pastor of the South Church in this city.
He was a graduate of Yale College.
Source: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, OH) Vol.
XLIII Issue: 326 Page 3
Dated: Thursday, Aug. 30, 1883
A BRIGHT LIFE ENDED - Death of Mrs. Rachel R. Hamilton,
at Portsmouth, Ohio
Special to the Commercial Gazette.
PORTSMOUTH, O., August 29 - MRS. RACHEL R. HAMILTON, relict
of MR. ROBT. HAMILTON, and sister of MR. JOHN G. PEEBLES,
of this city, and MR. J. SCOTT PEEBLES, of Cincinnati,
died at the residence of her brother, Monday morning.
MRS. HAMILTON was born in Shippensburg, Pa.,
July 28, 1798. When but two yeas old the family removed to
Chillicothe, O. In 1819 they made their home in Portsmouth,
where MRS. HAMILTON (then MISS PEEBLES) resided until
her marriage to MR. ROBT. HAIMLTON. The most of her
married life was spent at Pine Grover Furnace.
In 1856, after a years residence at Hanging Rock, O.
MR. HAMILTON died greatly mourned by the entire community, to
whom his life had been a blessing.
MRS. HAMILTON then became an inmate
of a sister's home at the Rock until 1875, when she came to live
with her brother, MR. JOHN G. PEEBLES, of Portsmouth.
MRS. HAMILTON was in every sense a noble
Christian woman, dispensing the large wealth intrusted to her with a
wise and generous hand, quick to respond to every cry of need and
eager to anticipate the wants of the poor and distressed.
She has been very feeble for a number of years, but has
struggled bravely against the infirmities of age, often astonishing
her friends by a display of energy and cheerfulness which seemed
incompatible with so feeble a body. She maintained a wonderful
interest in her friends and in passing events up to the very close
of her life. She was a constant reader of the Commercial
Gazette, looking for its arrival every day with the greatest
interest. For a week previous to her death she suffered
greatly, but the end was calm and peaceful.
The funeral services were held at the First
Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon, REV. DR. PRATT, the