Friday, May 20, 2016

Looking Back 127 Years Ago-- Part 1: "Will Is Growing Portly"

From the October 8, 2014, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

**  "It is hoped that a jury may be secured in the Cronin case before the prisoners all die of old age."  I was unable to find out anything about this case.

**  There was a commendable absence of boys from street corners and church entrances Sunday evening.  About 25 prominent citizens volunteered to act as special policemen, so the boys don't know when they would be safe in cutting up their disagreeable antics."

Did we have gangs back then?  What were the boys' "disagreeable antics?"

**  "Will Savery, with his wife and children, visited Cortland relatives this week.  Will is growing portly."

I Am Sure That Will Appreciated the Comment.  --DaCoot

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