Oct. 3, 1778. Benj. Bullock killed a bear. Mr. Bullock lived at North Lyndeborough. His land joined Capt. Peter Clark’s on the east and south.
June 23, 1870. Putnam’s house burned. This refers to Ephraim Putnam. The house in question stood nearly opposite the house of Mr. Lawrence on Putnam hill, South Lyndeborough.
Dec. 4, 1784. George, son of Capt. Levi Spaulding drowned.
Feb. 8, 1788. Astain’s mill burned. Supposed to refer to a mill at No. Lyndeborough on Piscataquog river.
Nov. 21, 1793. Jonathan Barron drowned in Badger pond while crossing the ice on his way to church.
April 23, 1797. John Ordway’s house burned. This house stood where Chas. J. Cummings lives.
Feb. 19, 1798. Dutton’s house burned. Obscure, but supposed to refer to Reuben Dutton’s house, north of the mountains.
Dec. 11, 1804. Oliver Whiting’s barn burned.
Aug. 13, 1819. Samuel Allen drowned. He lived at North Lyndeborough near the Cunningham place.
1819. Ira Houston collects the taxes for the “honor of the office.”
April 20, 1820. Luke Giddings killed.
March 4, 1826. Uriah Smith died in town meeting. Heart disease.
Dec. 13, 1827. Deborah Parker thrown from a wagon and killed at North Lyndeborough. Horse ran away. She had attended a prayer-meeting at the No. 4 Schoolhouse. In driving home the rein broke.
April 2, 1834. Capt. Peter Farnum fell into a tan vat and was drowned. This was at the tannery that used to stand just west of where James H. Karr lives.
Aug. 13, 1836. Edgar Rand’s child drowned.
Aug. 13, 1836. Schoolhouse at District No. 6 burned.
Mar. 3, 1843. Dr. Israel Herrick’s house burned.
Feb. 16, 1845. Moses Chenery’s house broken into and goods stolen.
Mar. 25, 1845. Old Congregational church sold to Jacob Butler for $86.
Feb. 18, 1849. Sarah Wilson’s house burned.
Mar. 8, 1849. James L. Clark’s house burned. This was where C. L. Perham lives.
July 18, 1850. Capt Peter Clark assaulted at Amherst.
Oct. 3, 1850. Collins Wyman was accidentally shot and killed on the Pinnacle. He was drawing his gun up over a ledge with the muzzle toward him when the hammer caught and the gun was discharged.
May 8, 1852. Mrs. Artemas Woodward was thrown from a wagon and killed on the hill west of where George E. Spalding lives. She was carrying the mail from South Lyndeborough to the centre. In returning the bit broke and the horse ran, throwing her out near the foot of the hill. A monument marks the spot.
March 5, 1854. Dr. Lorenzo D. Bartlett died of small pox and was buried in a lonely spot on “Crooked S.” hill.
July 3, 1854. Twelve cases of small pox in town and great excitement and fear.
Feb. 1, 1856. Phineas Kidder run over by his sled.
Sept. 12, 1859. Robert B. Osgood lost an arm by the premature discharge of a blast.
June 17, 1860. Samuel Hodgeman killed by lightning.
Dec. 31, 1861. Solomon D. Avery’s child burned.
June 10, 1865. Lightning struck Nathan Richardson’s barn and killed his horse. Barn not destroyed.
Oct. 4, 1866. Daniel B. Whittemore fell from tree and broke a leg. A similar misfortune befel (befell) him Nov. 8, 1892, in falling from the high beams of his barn.
Oct. 8, 1868. Eli Curtis’s building burned.
May 13, 1870. William W. Curtis’s store and buildings at the centre burned.
March 11, 1871. Sumner French’s house burned. This was the brick house north of the mountain, built by Daniel Woodward in 1820.
April 22, 1872. A Mr. Sawyer was killed at Samuel N. Hartshorn’s mill. He was repairing the wheel-pit when the wheel fell upon him.
Sept. 26, 1872. George M. Cram hurt by a blast at South Lyndeborough.
Jan. 24, 1881. David Stiles killed by an engine on the railroad crossing.
Oct. 6, 1881. Azro D. Cram’s buildings burned at South Lyndeborough.
Oct. 29, 1885. Benj. B. Ames was kicked by his horse, from the effects of which he died, Dec. 8, 1885.
Aug, 29, 1887. John Stearns shot and killed himself.
July 31, 1890 Frank B. Tay’s buildings struck by lightning and burned.
Sept. 26, 1890. Jason Holt met with an accident on the railroad and lost a leg.
April 7, 1892. Schoolhouse in District No. 1 burned.
Sept. 16, 1892. Carlos Wheeler fell from his wagon and was run over and killed near South Lyndeborough.
Nov. 26, 1892. Clifton S. Broad was thrown from a wagon and killed on the mountain north of R. C. Mason’s.
July 8, 1893. Jotham Hildreth fell from the railroad bridge near Buttrick’s mills and was killed.
Mar. 12, 1900. Warren Holden of Melrose, Mass. was thrown from sleigh and killed near the house of Mrs. Nathan Cummings.
Mar 2, 1904. Eliphalet J. Hardy was killed by a tree falling upon him.
Source: The History of the Town of Lyndeborough
By: Rev. D. Donovan and Jacob A. Woodward
Published: 1906; Tr. by: Helen Coughlin
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