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Boone County, IL 
Sick List News Items

Illinois Boy Wounded

Belvidere, IL, Dec. 1-Lieutenant Wallace Belsey of this city, who joined the British medical corps, has been wounded in France, according to a cablegram received today by his father, Rev G.W. Belsey. [Source: Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, IL, Dec. 1, 1917 - MB - Tr. by a FoFG]

Criminal Carelessness
Early last evening Mr.
Stevens, the Sheriff of Boone County, was walking down South Illinois street, when he slipped on a banana peeling and hit his head a terrible blow on the iron railing in front of the Occidental, and would have been dangerously injured had he not worn a hat bought of Ryan, the hatter, 21 and 23 South Illinois street. The police should enforce the city ordinances.  [October 01, 1881, Indianapolis Sentinel (Indiana) - KT - Submitted by: FOFG]

Chas. Thomson, a carpenter aged forty years, employed on the Kinney building, fell from the second story yesterday morning about ten o'clock, a distance of twenty eight feet, receiving injuries which may prove fatal.  He was engaged in adjusting a cornice at the time, and stepping back, missed his footing and was hurled to the pavement.  He struck on his head on some bricks that were piled on Genevieve street, and when picked up it was found that he had sustained a compound fracture of the skull; blood oozed from his ears.  He was taken to the hospital and last evening was still conscious.  He was in the city but a few days, having come from Boone County, Illinois, where his wife and children are living. [Source: The Daily Astorian, Astoria, OR, Aug. 7, 1883, MB - transcribed by a FoFG]


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