DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS

NEWSPAPER TIDBITS


Lawrence Kansas Population ~ March 17, 1855

Camp Life at Lecompton ~ December 15, 1855

Murder of Thomas W. Barber ~ January 9, 1856

O. C. Stewart Elected Mayor ~ June 24, 1856

Murder of Barber ~ December 1, 1856

Rising Sun School House Consumed by Fire ~ March 29, 1866

Peter Bosinger Found Hung ~ May 30, 1866

Fatal Accident (Philip Gilly) ~ September 9, 1868

An Excursion on the Kansas Pacific R. R. Wrecked ~ July 15, 1869

Suicide of a Noted Jay-Hawker (Conover Ainsworth) ~ February 25, 1871

A Man Attacked by A Hog and Killed ~ May 10, 1871

Horrible Murder and Suicide (Dr. and Mrs. Marsh and Daughter) ~ September 6, 1871

"Captain" Davis Now in Douglas Co. Poor House ~ May 2, 1878

"Old Aunt Judy" Died at Poor House ~ November 30, 1878

Little George Erp Found Smothered to Death ~ September 6, 1879

Samuel Odell Was Murdered by Strawder Hines ~ November 22, 1879

Murder of David Bausman ~ June 6, 1882

Iron Bridge at Douglas County Poor Farm Destroyed By High Water ~ June 28, 1883

Frederick Sturaz, A Cattle Dealer, Seriously Injured ~ October 5, 1883

John Parm Found Dead ~ December 14, 1883

George Clark's Children Accidentally Poisoned ~ May 16, 1885

Another Suicide (Charles Pearsall) ~ April 29, 1888

Financial Troubles, Insanity, Suicide (Christian Long) ~ February 18, 1889

Rev. Allen Buckner Takes Charge of Kansas Asylum for the Blind ~ July 1, 1889

Carl Newman Fined and Sentenced ~ July 25, 1889

Hopkins Ready for Duty ~ November 1, 1889

Smallest Number of Inmates At Douglas County Poor Farm ~ December 13, 1889

Jailed on the Charge of Bigamy (Rene Washington) ~ June 26, 1890

A $2,000 Blaze at Eudora ~ July 7, 1892

The Eudora Bridge Opening ~ October 6, 1892

Two College Boys (E. Higgins & Jack Craycroft) Shot by Fred Basset & Trial ~ October 11, 1892

3 Dozen College Students Arrested for Giving College Yell ~ November 12, 1892

The First President of Baker University Dies at Baldwin City (Rev. W. R. Davis) ~ June 29, 1893

Holiness Campmeeting At Douglas County Poor Farm ~ August 17, 1893

Fred Hill, The Blue Springs Murderer, Brought Here for Safety ~ 20 May 1894

Another "Sure Remedy" for Diptheria Offered by a Kansas Professor ~ November 1, 1895

Boat Thief Caught ~ November 1, 1895

Mrs. Thompson Jumps Into the Kaw ~ May 26, 1896

Caught a 200 Pound Catfish ~ May 26, 1896

An Unknown Imposter Poses As the Divine Healer ~ June 23, 1896

A Man Resembling Christ Is Coming Toward Topeka ~ June 23, 1896

Shot Dead By His Wife (August Beurmann) ~ December 19, 1896

Wing Nearly Drowns ~ May 18, 1897

Harvey Stanley Dead ~ July 2, 1897

His Aim Not Deadly (Charles Norton) ~ November 12, 1897

40th Anniversary of Baker University ~ March 11, 1898

Attempt to Wreck a Train ~ April 8, 1898

General Hugh Cameron ~ June 3, 1898

Lawrence, Kansas, Man Arrested on Suspicion of Causing Wife's Death ~ October 9, 1898

Brought Back A Corpse (Mrs. Lucinda Smith Buchan)~ May 17, 1899

Suicide of a Business Man (Jacob Zook) ~ 15 January 1899

R. B. Huffman Goes to LeCompton ~ May 25, 1899

A Historical Piece of Iron ~ March 2, 1900

George Martin, An Old Settler ~ March 27, 1900

A Lawrence Policeman Accidentally Killed (Allen Moore) ~ May 22, 1901

Fred Lorenz Arrested ~ August 15, 1901

William Carr Killed ~ May 9, 1902

Apotheosis of Baldwin City and Baker University ~ March 14, 1905

Arizona Gila Monster Famous ~ September 19, 1906

Case of Suicide or Accidental Death (Lucius Perkins) ~ June 4, 1907

The Collapse of the Barbers' Trust in Baldwin City ~ September 19, 1907

Capt. of 1908 Football Team at K. U. Jumps to Death (Urbin Angney) ~ January 9, 1908

Two Women Claim Incubator Baby ~ May 23, 1908

Earl Bullock Returned to Rob The Bank ~ November 20, 1909

Mr. Harry Dick's Poisoned Bird Dog ~ January 28, 1910

William Anderson Stepped Into Hole ~ January 28, 1910

How Greatness Came Near Derailing Me and My Handcar -- Prof. O. E. Olin ~ March 12, 1911

Dr. C. C. Payne Shoots and Suicides ~ September 23, 1911

George Smith, A Kansas Pioneer, Died Today ~ May 28, 1914

Companion Unable to Save Frank Sugrue From the Kaw ~ July 11, 1914

Re-Enact Battle of Black Jack ~ May 12, 1916

Requisitioned Walnut Trees on Douglas County Poor Farm ~ October 24, 1917

A K.U. Instructor A Suicide ~ July 23, 1919

Ninety Negro Graduates ~ November 18, 1919

Joseph Myler Arrested for Criminal Libel ~ February 27, 1926

Engineering Dean at University of Kansas Kills Self ~ October 17, 1927

College Queen (Patricia Marsh) ~ April 8, 1930

Margaret Ann Guest, 3 Years Old, Completed Music Court at Baker University ~ June 9, 1930

Mrs. Sidney Porter Builds Baldwin Sunday School ~ August 30, 1935

"Ghost Writing" Again ~ May 31, 1938

Registered Guernsey Bull Sold By Douglas County Poor Farm ~ September 15, 1938

Rev. Whitley Called to Eudora, Kansas, Church ~ June 6, 1941

New Pastor Rev. Moses Williams ~ May 17, 1946

Rev. Charles Bailey Baptizes Great-Grandson ~ December 5, 1948

New Club Formed in Douglas Co. ~ October 27, 1950

Homemade Rocket Explodes, Kills 3 Lawrence Engineers ~ December 5, 1958

Three Rare Books Found ~ December 23, 1965

Wasps as Pets Is Latest Fad ~ March 20, 1966

Professor Quits as Schools Deny He has 2 Doctorates ~ May 24, 1968

Seats Collapse When Girls Cheer ~ October 12, 1969

Smoking Triggers Frat House Blaze ~ 5 Lose Lives ~ August 30, 1976

The Grover Cemetery: Violation of A Sacred Trust? ~ March 30, 1980

Untold Tales Still Etched In Stone ~ March 30, 1980

Douglas County Cemeteries: Rest In Peace ~ March 30, 1980

Landmark Affirmative Action Case Won At Med School ~ March 5, 1981

Leaving the Block for a Catholic Church ~ September 15, 1983

Grad Student At KU Reports On Suicides In High Schools ~ June 5, 1987

Towns Built Colleges To Keep Citizens Rooted ~ January 12, 1999

Stull Cemetery Church Reduced To Pile of Rubble ~ 30 & 31 March 2002

Private Cemeteries Are Rare Finds ~ May 27, 2002

 

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