Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking Back 126 Years to March 22, 1890: Got Drunk and Drowned

From the March 22, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) " Looking Back."

March 22, 1890

**  John Perry fell into a cistern near Hinckley and drowned.  "In the habit of becoming intoxicated and it is thought he was in that condition when the accident occurred."

**  William T. Adee, prominent DeKalb farmer, died at his home in South Grove last Friday.  His parents, Jonathan and Jane Adee were among the earliest pioneers of the county who settled in South Grove in 1843.  Of their 12 children, six are living in DeKalb County, other than one, Thomas Adee, who lives in Rockford.

**  Fishing is good in the Kishwaukee River lately, but it is the belief that some are illegally snared.

**  A citizen timed the middle train from Richardson to Sycamore, a distance of six miles, and found it made the run in just six minutes, a mile a minute!

An, So It Was 126 Years Ago.  --DaCoot

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