Daviess County Missouri
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Allen and Johnson
The mail train bound west on the Wabash road the other morning ran over and killed a Mrs. Allen and her daughter, a Mrs. Johnson, at Sampson Creek bridge, near Pattonsburg, Mo.  The body of each was badly mangled.
Source: The Abilene Reflector, Abilene, KS, Sept. 6, 1883, page 2

A sad accident occured at the home of Sol McCrary, four miles north of Hamilton Wednesday.  The little 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCrary fell into a swill barrel near the house and drowned.  Mrs. McCrary had left the little one asleep and had gone out doors to look after the other children, returning the little one was missed and a search was made when one of the children found their little sister in the barrel.  Mrs. McCrary's screams soon brought Mr. McCrary and the neighbors but too late to do any good.  The funeral was held at the family residence at 2 p.m. Thursday, serviced conducted by  Rev. J.N. Boling.  The family have the sympathy of their many friends in the sudden death of their beloved little girl.-------Hamiltonian.
Source: The North Missourian, Gallatin, Daviess Co., MO., Aug. 25, 1893

John S. Smith
The house owned by John S. Smith, seven miles north of Hamilton, in Sheridan Township, Daviess County was destroyed by fire about 2 a.m. Saturday.  Mr. Smith and family were visiting at Pattonsburg at the time.  Mr. Smith's mother was at the house during the day but left in the evening to spend the night with another son near by.  The fire is supposed to have started some way from the kitchen stove.  Loss about $1,200.00  Insured in the American of Philadelphia for $800, $300 of which was on the contents-----Hamiltonian
Source: The North Missourian, Gallatin, Daviess Co., MO., Aug. 25, 1893


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