Mrs. John Kereven and brother, Will and John Hoffman, were called to Hammond, Ind., this morning, by the serious illness of their sister, Mrs. Frank Brietzke. [Daily Gazette - 20 December 1925; Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
We also learn that Lieutenant Burnham is not expected to live. [Crown Point Register, Thursday Feb 26, 1863]
We are happy to learn that Lieutenant M.K. Burnham, of Company A., 99th Indiana, is recovering from his illness. [Crown Point Register, Thursday March 5, 1863]
Hammond, Ind. - Mrs. Geo. Cannon's son squeezed her so hard he broke rib. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 06 Jan. 1914]
Frank Colrowski, 1928 Virginia street, another pedestrian, was hurt when struck by an auto driven by H. J. Cecil, 377 Pierce street. A drunk who refused treatment and failed to identify himself was hit by an auto at 18th and Virginia. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Hebron - Jacob COPLIN was thrown from a horse one day last week and fractured his shoulder and arm badly. He is doing as well as could be expected. [Lake Co. Star, April 15, 1887]
Three pedestrians, a mother, father and small son were injured while walking across the intersection of 4th avenue and Massachusetts street last night when run down by a hit and run driver. Six other persons were injured in a series of 17 auto accidents last night. The victims were Mr. and Mrs. John Darulla, 709 Connecticut street, and their son, Raymond, 6, who was treated for a broken leg. Darulla and his wife was taken to the same hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. The driver of the car did not stop. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Hammond, Ind. - Ura Davis, riding in buggy with Andrew Topp, probably fatally injured when hit by auto driven by brother, Samuel Davis. Auto had no lights. [The day book. (Chicago, Ill.), June 11, 1912; Sub. by KT]
Patricia Fitzpatrick, of 4805 Indianapolis boulevard, had her tonsils removed at the Illinois Central hospital in Chicago on Wednesday morning. She is home now and getting along nicely. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by FoFG]
GARY -- Frederick Gardner, 17 years old, well known Miller boy, and son of Mrs. Hazel Gardner, is near death at Goodland, Kan., as a result of an automobile accident several days ago. An automobile in which Gardner was a passenger skidded and turned turtle in a ditch. [re-printed in the "10 Years Ago Today" column of the Hammond Times | Hammond, Indiana | Wednesday, June 12, 1935 | Page 2]
IN ACCIDENT: Plunged to earth when their airplane was caught in a tailspin, Ernest Christianson, farmer, was instantly killed and Ernest Gilott, Gary, IN., pilot, was badly injured near Cogswell Friday afternoon. Gilott, pilot with a private license acquired on October 1st, had 150 flying hours to his credit. He had been visiting in this section and was taking Christianson from his farm to the home of Joe Rowan, the latter's brother-in-law, when their plane careened earthward midway in the journey. [Hankinson (ND) News, October 30, 1930]
A Whole Family Poisoned by Eating Wild Parsnips.
While Mr. Henderson, who lives near Pleasant Grove, in Lake county, was out planting corn, with his two sons and a daughter, one day last week, they found some wild parsnips, or poison hemlock, which they took for cultivated parsnips, and eat of them. In a few minutes they discovered symptoms of poisoning, and went to the house. The father, daughter, and one of the sons commenced vomiting. The other son went to the field to catch a horse and go after a physician. He did not return in proper time, and one of the neighbors went out to look for him. On looking around the pasture, he found him dead with the bridle in his hand. The rest of the family, as far as we can hear, are in a fair way to recover. Valparaiso Republican [The Indiana Herald (Huntington, Indiana)- 8 Jul 1857, Wed]
A Woodman's Suffering.
CINCINNATI, December 26  - Near Crown Point, Indiana, on Tuesday, Henry Holmes went to get a load of wood. His horses became entangled in the underbrush, and in his efforts to release them he became thoroughly exhausted. Overcome with cold, he lay down in the snow, where he was found some time afterward insensible. His legs were frozen. He was taken home and cared for, but no hopes are entertained of his recovery. [27 Dec 1878, Trenton State Gazette (NJ) - submitted by K. T.]
Dick Hoyt expects to leave St. Margaret's hospital in another week. He underwent an operation last week. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Reckless Driver Causes Accident
Crashes into Johnson's Automobile and One White Girl Seriously Injured.
Crown Point, Ind., July 16 - An automobile making the circuit of the Cobe racecourse last night crashed into a machine containing Jack Johnson, the heavyweight pugilist, and a party of friends. Johnson was not injured, but one of the women of the party was perhaps fatally hurt. Several others were slightly injured.
Johnson, who is training at Cedar lake near here, entertained a large party of friends from Chicago. It was proposed that the members make the rounds of the racecourse.
Johnson, with his manager, was in his own machine and was followed by a car containing his friends. At the southeast corner of the course, where the one bad piece of road on the course made the drivers in the recent cup race cautious, the driver of the following car tried to pass the machine of Johnson. The car skidded and both rear wheels were broken in. In his car sat the pugilist's wife.
Three of the occupants of the car remained with the machine and were only slightly hurt, but a white girl who was sitting with the driver leaped from the automobile before her companions could stop her, and dashed on the sharp stones that lined the side of the roadway. Her clothing was cut into shreds. Her ankles were dislocated and she was hurt internally. A physician was called to attend the woman, and the party returned to the training camp. Efforts to learn the identity of the injured girl were futile. [The Salt Lake tribune., July 17, 1909, Page 10]
Hessville: Latest words received is that Mrs. W. J. Mears is recovering from malaria fever, which has kept her in a serious condition for the past week. A daughter, Mrs. Junkin, is also ill with the fever. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
J. J. Melikson, 1155 Harrison street, suffered a skull fracture when he lost control of his car and after hitting a building at 25th avenue and Broadway, the machine turned over. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Hammond, Ind., June 11.— J. L. Miller, aged thirty-five years, of Garret, a brakeman on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, is in the South Chicago Hospital, after escaping death at Indiana Harbor in three different ways. While his train was crossing the Baltimore & Ohio bridge the Indiana Harbor canal, Miller climbed to the top of a freight car. He was struck by the bridge, his right arm was broken twice, his face torn and he was knocked off the car to the rails below. He fell in such a way under the moving train as to escape the wheels. The last brake beam on the caboose caught him and threw him off the 20 feet below into the Calumet river. Bruised and bleeding and with one arm he swam ashore and crawled on the bank, where he was found unconcious by the watchman. Miller will recover. [11 June 1909; Paper: San Jose Mercury News - Submitted by K. Torp]
Mrs. Eugene Mills, of Grand Boulevard, entered Grant hospital in Chicago today and will undergo an operation early this week. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by FoFG]
Hessville: Friends of Mrs. Robert Millnes will be sorry to hear that she has been confined to her home on California avenue for the past several days with illness. They wish her a speedy recovery. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Two motorcycles collided at W. 103rd st. and Ewing av. One rider, Andrew Oskerso, 21, 8497 Baltimore av., butcher, had leg broken. Mrs. H. Morris, 10248 Avenue L., and Mrs. W.H. Jones, Hammond, Ind., bystanders, were bruised. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 20 May 1912]
Gary, Ind - Mrs. Catherine Molinko attacked by male dog while walking woods. Severely bitten. May die. Dog shot. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 02 Aug. 1912]
Frank Peach, contractor, Hammond, Ind. probably fatally injured and three other men badly hurt when auto turned turtle near Crown Point, Ind. ["The Day Bo ok". (Chicago, Ill.), July 08, 1912]
Four persons, Essie Porter, Leota Ireland and Helen Jasper of 224 West 17th avenue, and Luther Moore, 1737 Jefferson street, were injured near 15th and Burr when their auto crashed into a telephone pole. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Crown Point, Ind. -- Mrs. H.L. Wheaton, wife of Lake county clerk, suffered broken rib and baby girl had head cut when Mr. Wheaton's auto overturned. ["The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.), July 08, 1912 - Submitted by K. T.]
Postmaster Joe Winkler is able to be up and around after his long confinement in St. Margaret's hospital. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Result of Chauffeur's Fit
Hammond, Ind., June 17 - Six persons are suffering from injuries resulting from being thrown down an embankment near here, when the chauffeur of an autombile in which they were riding was attached with an epileptic fit. [The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, Minn.), June 17, 1909]
Hammond, Ind. - Four railroad officials and an automobilist were hurt in collision at grade crossing between gasoline speeder and an auto. ["The Day Book". (Chicag o, Ill.), October 04, 1913]
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