The Athens Messenger, April 8, 1875

  • --Judge Welch, a few days ago, while engaged in pruning a pear tree on his lot had the misfortune to have the ladder on which he was standing turn with him and in seeking to save himself thrust out his hand when he fell to the gound striking on his fingers, wrenching them in a terrible manner.
  • Hibbardsville:-Elza B. Armstrong was violently kicked by a horse a short time since. He, in consequence, went slow for about a week
  • Trimble:-A severe accident happened to Mr. J.M. Andrews on the 27th of March, at the flouring mill of Johnson Bros., while assisting in replacing the bur which had been going through the process of being sharpened. One of the long pins broke letting the edge of the bur fall on the big toe of his left foot mashing it so badly that it had to be amputated, which operation was promptly performed by Dr. H.D. Danford.
  • Pleasanton and Vicinity:-General good health (except a little croup) prevails

The Athens Messenger, Thursday, April 15, 1875

  • John Tonar, a boy miner, was recently severely injured by falling from the Lick Run Mine hoppers.

The Athens Messenger, Thursday, March 23, 1876

  • A three year old son of Mr. Frank Foster made a narrow escape on Tuesday morning, from being fatally burned. During a brief absence, from an upper room, of the elder children, in whose charge he had been left, his apron caught fire at the grate, and before those who were attracted by his cries could reach him, he was painfuly, though not seriously, burned on his breast one arm, throat and lower part of his face.

The Athens Messenger and Herald, December 16, 1880

  • Judge Knowles was taken with a severe fainting spell in the court House on Monday, and remained unconscious for about ten minutes. The Judge assigns the cause of the attack to the noxious atmosphere of the court chamber, coupled with his dyspeptic tendencies. The main cause doubtless however, is overwork, it being notorious that there is not on the bench in Ohio a more persistently laborious judicial officer than Judge Knowles.

The Athens Messenger, December 30, 1880

  • Little Miss Blanche Cornell met with a serious accident in Columbus on Saturday during a visit to her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell of that city, by falling down a flight of stairs at their residence. The serious injuries she sustained on the head occasioned for a time grave apprehensions onthe part of her friends.
  • Old father Cornellus Steenrod, was, says the Nelsonville News, quite severely injured last Monday noon, by being thrown from his horse on the public square. He alighted on his head and was for a time insensible. He is better now, with no probable serious result.

The Athens Messenger, Jan. 6, 1881

  • Edward Higgins, of the Columbus and Toledo railroad, who came to Athens to spend the holidays among his home friends, is lying at the residence of his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Judiah Higgins) in this place dangerously ill, with pneumonia.
  • We regret to announce that Mrs. Col. L. P. Harper, whose marriage was announced in our last week's issue, has for a number of days, been confined to her bed at the Warren House from illness, resulting from a cold.

The Athens Messenger, January 13, 1881

  • Our venerable townsman, Mr. Francis Beardsley, who has, during the past week, been very ill, the result of a cold, has during the past day or two considerably improved. The same can also be said of Major Elmer Golden, of the Warren House, who, we are told, was quite precariously ill several days since.
  • The difficult, and we judge precarious, surgical operation of removing the ball of the eye was performed in the case of Mrs. A. Tedrow, who lives at the village of Harmony, near Athens, one day last week by Drs. A.B. and John Frame. The eye was afflicted with a malignant and incurable ailment that necessitated the removal of the ball. - The patient since the operation is reported as doing remarkably well.
  • We are pleased to notice that Dr. Gorslene has so far recovered from a fracture of the leg, sustained by the horse he was riding slipping and falling upon him, as to be able with the aid of crutches to be on the streets.
  • Mrs. Dr. H. M. Lash, who has recently been quite dangerously ill with inflammation of the bowels, has, we are gratified to announce, so far convalesced as to remove apprehension on the part of her friends regarding the result of her sickness.

The Athens Messenger, January 20, 1881

  • Rome - Mrs. Maggie Crippen, of Kilvert, has been dangerously ill with diphtheria.

The Athens Messenger, February 3, 1881

  • Rome - Miss Ida Starr of Beebe, fell one day last week, on the ice, receiving such injuries as were thought at the time would prove fatal, but at the present writing, is convalescing.[The Athens Messenger, February 3, 1881]
  • Marshfield -- There has been within the last month, a great deal of sickness in our village and vicinity, especially near Mineral City. The prevailing disease has been pneumonia.
  • Professor W. D. Lash and Mrs. D. J. Evans, both of Zanesville, are in town, having been summoned here by the dangerous sickness of Mrs. Lash.
  • We much regret to announce that the condition of Mrs. Dr. H.M. Lash has undergone no perceptible improvement since a week ago. An operation for dropsy in her case was very successfully performed on Tuesday by Dr. Lash, assisted by Superintendent Rutter and Dr. Geo. W. ? of Guysville, but we understand that the relief thus afforded was but temporary and her many friends continue in uneasy apprehension as to the ultimate result of her ailment.
  • Mr. Curtis Bobo, a well know farmer in the north eastern part of Canaan township, was at the close of the week reportedly hopelessly ill with typhoid fever.
  • Adine, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cornell, who during the present week, has been alarmingly ill with an affection peculiar to children is, at the time of writing this, regarded by her physician, Dr. John Frame, as being out of danger.
  • Rome - Mr. William Crippen has been seriously ill for some time, but is slowly recovering now.

The Athens Messenger,Jan. 11, 1883

  • Daniel Cahill, aged 30, who is referred to as a native and former resident of Athens recently lost a leg by being thrown under the train while he was coupling cars at Mr. Sterling, Ky.
  • John Hooper, of York township, recently, while hunting, had his right hand terribly injured by the bursting of his gun. The loss of his thumb was involved in the accident.
  • Serious Accident to Dr. H. S. Stimson
    On Tuesday afternoon, about two o'clock, as Dr. H. S. Stimson was about to drive through the South bridge, his team, becoming frightened at an approaching train, dashed through the bridge, causing his buggy to collide with a coal wagon in advance of him, wrenching a wheel from the former. His horses, continuing their course, became still further demoralized a little distance ahead by encountering a large drove of turkeys that were being driven townward and which served to render them yet more unmanageable. They proceeded but little farther before the buggy tipped over on the side from which the wheel had been torn and threw the doctor head foremost to the frozen surface with the result of rendering him insensible; the fall, besides cutting a large gash in the right side of his head, produced severe concussion of the brain. Word was speedily conveyed to Drs. J.A. Frame, and H.M. Lash, who reached the injured man in less than a half hour after the accident and who had him as speedily as possible taken to his home in a spring wagon. Examination showed that fracture of the skull did not exist, as was apprehended. The doctor, however, continued in an unconscious state until about seven o'clock yesterday morning, but has since had frequent relapses into a condition of whole or partial unconsciousness. What final result his injuries will have, his physicians were unable to express positive opinion when we last evening saw them, but seemed to be hopeful that their patient would pull through.

The Athens Messenger, Thursday Morning, February 15, 1883, pg 5

  • -James Lafollett, a well known Lick Run miner, died, suddenly, of heart disease, at the beginning of last week.
  • -We regret to learn that Mrs. C.R. Sheldon is an intense sufferer from her fractured limb, she being able, we are told, to realize but few intervals of rest from pain.
  • -Wm. Minear, who lately sustained the amputation of a portion of one foot by an accident in the railroad yard at Nelsonville, of which we made mention at the time, has so far recovered as to be able to be around on supports.
  • -The nature of Mr. T.B. Orme's injuries, to which brief reference was last week made in these columns, was a fracture of the knee which he sustained by falling on the ice. We hear it stated that the injury may possibly result in his permanent lameness.
  • -a well known and industrious miner, named Loren Bridges, was instantly killed at Hamley's Run shaft, Monday morning, by a fall of coal. He had been cautioned just before that the portion of the floor that fell was unsafe, which warning unwisely prompted him to fest the spot with his pick, which caused the coal to fall. The deceased was a widower and leaves two children.
  • -We are gratified in being able to make the announcement that Mrs. John Dean continues to gradually improve from a sickness that at one juncture threatened a fatal result.
  • -Col. Constable who was suddenly taken critically ill on Tuesday morning, has so far recovered as to be able to be out.
  • Carbondale:-Geo. Dowler is lying dangerously sick with an attack of pleurisy.
  • Carbondale:-Our worthy magistrate, Daniel Hester, of Mineral City, still continues in very poor health, being unable to attend to any official business.
  • Carbondale:-Mrs Ella Daugherty, of Mineral City, is very low with pulmonary trouble.
  • West Canaan:-Mr Solomon Hunter, of Harmony, who has been quite low with lung disease, is convalescing.

The Athens Messenger,Feb. 17, 1888

  • Our townsman, Decker Barnes, had last week, the misfortune to sustain two severe injuries, one on the foot by the stroke of a pick, while at work in a mine, and another, much severer one, by a heavy barrel which he was assisting to unload from a car at Floodwood, falling on his leg. It is apprehended, as a result of the injury last named, that he will be confined to his bed a number of months, which as he has a large family depending upon his daily labor for support, will prove a specially grievous calamity.
  • Three friendless children, named Ellis, who several months since had been inhumanly deserted by their un-natural parents, in Rome township, and who had been taken to our county Infirmary, were recently transferred to the Infirmary of Washington county, from which county their parents had come but a short time previous to their abandonment of their children.
  • The health of Mr. Fred Davis who for six weeks has been a terrible sufferer from that dread disease, typhoid fever, first showed signs yesterday morning of positive improvement and hope is now reasonably entertained that he will continue in a course of gradual convalescence.
  • Mr. E.A. Hooper, son of Esquire Hooper, of Alexander, had, we learn, one of his feet badly mashed last Monday, by an accident which occurred while he was hauling wood.

The Athens Messenger and Herald, September 20, 1894

  • Albany - A mysterious case of poisoning occurred in that family of Martin Brooks of this place the first of the week. Mrs. Brooks, daughter and grandson were taken suddenly and seriously ill and for a time the result in the case of the grandchild was considered doubtful but all are now recovering. It is thought that the poison was in some of the food consumed by the persons named, but where it came from is the mystery.
  • Guysville - Dana Calvent, whose illness was noted last week, is convalescent from typhoid fever. Dr. Cyrus Harper, her attending physician, has assured her speedy recovery.
  • "Jock" Carpenter, living a short distance from town, had a "smash-up" last week while returning from the county fair. His wife and children were thrown from the buggy and slightly injured, while "Jock" was dragged a long distance, all caused by the breaking of a neck yoke and the horse running.
  • last March, returned home last Friday much improved in health.
  • Jacksonville: Mary Johnson is on the sick list.
  • The four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. George met with a serious accident Friday morning which came near proving fatal. The child was playing near the door of the stable of John Wise. Mr. Wise opened the stable door and his horse rushed out, striking the child in the back, it is supposed, with its hoof. The child was unconscious for some time. It is now thought to be beyond danger.

The Athens Messenger, September 27, 1894

  • George Gibbs, living near Bolen's Mills, in Vinton county, well and favorably know in this corner of Athens county, met with a serious accident Monday morning of this week. The story as learned by your correspondent is about as follows: Saturday afternoon Gibbs and a Mr. Zimmerman came to Albany and started for home with a four horse wagon load of phosphate in barrels and when near home they encountered a hill to pull over with the load and were compelled to leave on barrel near the top of the hill. Monday morning they started to drive down the same hill with the same team for the purpose of suing some of the bone dust on a wheat field. When part way down the hill a drove of cattle appeared behind them and a vicious bull upset the one barrel remaining at the top of the hill, rolling the same down the hill, frightening the horses. Young Gibbs jumped from the wagon and made an effort to stop the barrel, which caught and crushed his leg in a frightful manner, the bones protruding in two places. He received medical attention from Dr. B.C. Vorhes of Albany.
  • Mrs. Emma Robinett has been seriously sick with typhoid fever for some days past and at the present time, Monday, there is but slight hope of her recovery.
  • John Rogers and wife and ---? Parker, who have been very sick for some time with typhoid fever, are convalescing.

The Athens Messenger, October 1926

    Mrs. Emmett Dickerson Has Broken Arms and Leg
    Chauncey, Oct. 27--When Mrs. Emmett Dickerson, this ctiy attempted to cross Main street yesterday afternoon, she was run down by an automobile and seriously injured.
    Two Automobiles were passing going in opposite directions and Mrs. Dickerson, it is said, failed to notice another car, following the one going West. Mrs. Dickerson stepped in front of the approaching sedan driven by Joseph Welland of Corning. It is said Mrs. Dickerson was carried about twenty-five feet before she fell at the side of the road. She was carried into the office of Dr. Warren V. Sprague. Both arms were broken at the wrist and her right leg was broken. The ligaments in her leg were also torn. She was also bruised about the face and body. The fractures in both wrists were set and cast was placed on her leg by Dr. Sprague. She was removed to her home on West Main street later.
    Mrs. Dickerson before her marriage, was Miss Elizabeth Sofronko, Chauncey. Mr. Welland declared that he was a resident of Corning, but was at present employed at Canaanville.
  • Injured Woman's Condition Improves
    Chauncey, Oct. 30--The condition of Mrs. Emmett Dickerson, is reported to be improved. Mrs. Dickerson's arms and a leg were broken Wednesday, when she was struck by an automobile on Main street in this city. Mrs. Dickerson's six months' old baby has also been seriously ill the last three weeks. Both are being cared for by Mrs. Dickerson's mother, sister and mother-in-law, Mrs. Sofronco, Mrs. Adolph Earich and Mrs. Dickerson.

The Athens Messenger, Oct. 2, 1932

  • Coolville: Mrs. William Poister is ill at her home on Rock Street.

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