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Albion 100 Years Ago - JUNE 1914

Morning Star, June 1, 2014, pg. 12

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We continue with our theme of "Albion, 100 Years Ago." Week ending June 4, 1914. "DEATHS. Baby Youmans. The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Youmans, aged 7 hours, passed away Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at the home of the parents, North Clinton St." "In the passing of Capt. H. D. Jordan, which occurred about 6 o’clock Thursday morning, this community loses one of its most influential characters and eminent citizens." "George M. Crittenden, who was one of the founders of the Republican Party at Jackson in1854, and who was said to be the oldest alumnus of Albion College, is dead at his home in Monroe Place in the Bronx, New York City."

"The quarantine has been removed from the home of Supt R. C. Taylor of the M.U.T. on E. Cass St. and the house has been fumigated. One of the members of Mr. Taylor’s family suffered an attack of diphtheria."

"Taka Garson, a Greek ice cream peddler, was warned several days ago to obey the city ordinance by keeping his ice cream cart off the city sidewalks but disregarded the warning Sunday and as a result was arrested by Marshal Winchell."

"Riverside Abbey, Albion’s new mausoleum, which was dedicated by appropriate services Decoration Day, is a distinct addition to the architectural beauties of the City of Albion. The Albion Mausoleum Association financed the structure, using the patents of the International Mausoleum Company of Chicago."

Week ending June 11, 1914: "Louis Croning, trimming-room foreman for the Malleable Iron Company, was arrested Friday evening on a warrant issued on the complaint of James T. McGuire, charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. The complaint states that the alleged offense was committed at Duck Lake Thursday of this week, and that Croning used an axe and a revolver in threatening to take the life of Mr. McGuire."

"E.A. Ismon is in the city from Jackson, visiting friends. The trip is the first he has made to Albion since the accident in Jackson in which Mrs. Ismon was killed and he was seriously injured. He has been forced to use a crutch since leaving the hospital."


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