Turning Back the Pages 7-24-10

Besides his family mentioned, he is survived by his mother who lives in Horicon and five siblings.

Man disappears in the ocean

Frank G. Taft, 34, a carpenter's mate on the steamship Alliance, U.S.N., son of Frank M. Taft, the photographer of Glens Falls, was drowned, July 11, 1910, off Culebra, Puerto Rico. Taft and another marine were returning in a sailboat from Vieques Island, when the boat capsized. The two men clung to a plank but after 14 hours of drifting about, Taft became exhausted and sank out of sight. His companion reached land after floating on the plank for 24 hours.

Might lose a hand for second time

Charles Mulligan of Corinth, sustained a serious injury Sunday July 31, 1910, while walking through the parlor of his home. He slipped on a rug and he fell, striking a broken cuspidor. An artery of his left hand was cut and he was taken in Dr. Allen's automobile to the Saratoga Hospital.

It is feared that it will be necessary to amputate the hand. Mulligan lost his right hand several years ago.

Death in the news

Carrie Knowlton of Stony Creek is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Messinger of Warrensburgh. She is the widow of F.L. Knowlton who recently died from the effect of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Mr. and Mrs. William Turner, of South Dakota, formerly of Blue Mountain Lake, announce the death of their two-year-old son, William, who died July 29, 1910.

Mrs. Arthur Coon, 19, formerly Miss Ruey Sherman, of Riverside, died Sunday, July 24, 1910. She is survived by her husband and a little daughter, only a few weeks old. She was the daughter of Fred Sherman.

William Etson Hitchcock, 57, died June 31, 1910, of cancer of the stomach, at his home in Bakers Mills. He is survived by a widow and one son, Urban Hitchcock and three daughters, Eliza Hull, Bessie Robbins and Ina Hitchcock.

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