KNOX COUNTY MAINE DEATHS
A sad drowning accident occurred at Spruce Head, Thomaston Saturday morning. While the schooner, William Doughton was hauling away from the dock, the anchor chain, in some manner, knocked a sailor named William Closson from the deck into the water. Life lines were promptly thrown, but every effort to rescue proved unavaling. Closson, who belonged in Searsport was about twenty-four years of age.
?>[Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, April 29, 1891
Fessenden, Phillip J.P.
Phillip J.P. Fessenden, aged 21, of Brookline, Mass. Shoat at Long Cove near Rockland, Knox County, Sept. 15, while out gunning with two boys in a boat. Mr. Fessenden was pulling his gun towards him, muzzle first when it was discharged, striking him in the breast and instantly killing him. The boat was capsized but both boys were rescued. Fessenden was a student in the class of 1905 at Bowdoin college and had recently been appointed lay rector of the Episcopal church by Bishop (?). Fessenden’s body was recovered.
[Source: Daily Kennebec Journal, Dec. 14, 1903
While Mrs. Grant was visiting her husband, Fred Grant, at the jail at Rockland Sunday night, in conversing with her he suddenly threw up his arms and fell dead. The March grand jury found a liquor indictment against him and he was serving a sixty day sentence.
[source: Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, April 20, 1892 edition]
Judge John C. Levensaler of the Knox county Probate Court, died Saturday at his home in Thomaston, 71 years of age. He had been cashier of the Georges National bank for nearly 50 years.
Source: Bath Independent and Enterprise
May 23, 1906 edition
Death by Poison
Three boys, aged 7, 6, and
5 years, sons of Mr. Guptill of Thomaston were poisoned at the Shore
Village by eating the root of what is commonly called by the various names
of poison hemlock, by some poison elder and by others wild carrot.
Two of the boys died and the other recovered by vomiting. – Boston
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