STRUCK IT VERY RICH - A Joliet Young man and His Mother come in for $1,500,000.
JOLIET, Ills., Oct. 1.- S. F. Carey, of this city, has just been apprised of his heirship to a fortune of $1,500,000, bequeathed by his grandfather in Kentucky. Carey fought in the Confederate army during the war, and became separated from his family, who live near New Orleans. Mr. Carey saw a personal in a Chicago paper asking as to his whereabouts, and answered it and was informed that he, his mother, and brother were heirs to $1,500,000, the estate left by a Mr. Shields, of Kentucky, Carey's grandfather. Carey's father died when he was but 3 years old, and when his mother married again he took his stepfather's name. The war broke up the Carey estate and since he came north he has been working as an accountant. The estate to which he has fallen heir is in chancery at Washington and it will be some time before he can process it. [The Argus (Rock Island), October 1, 1885, page 2]
John GOUGAR, of New Lenox, Will County, lost five cattle by Texas fever last week. Itwas brought by a lot of Texas cattle belonging to Burke Bros., who are the brothers of Rev. M.F. Burke, and whowere 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 KT]
Joliet - Two prominent Joliet girls escaped death by a narrow margin in a taxicab whilethey 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 tonneauby the exhaust of the auto engine. When the girls, who were accompanied in the taxi by Mrs. W.M. HOBBS, Jr., ofChicago, and Mrs. William HOBBS of New Orleans, reached the Swift home the taxi driver found them unconscious inthe floor of the cab. The two other women were in a semi-conscious condition. Physicians worked over the girlsfour hours before they were revived and declared that had the ride been two miles farther both would have diedin the cab. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jasper County, Friday, Jan. 23, 1914- sub. by KT]
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