Category Archives: Cook County Herald

Carr & Wright Will Receive Inheritance (1908)

By the sudden death of Mrs. Esther Wheelock, of McLean, Thomas Carr, a naval officer, and Mrs. W. R. Wright, both of Chicago, will receive a bequest of $25,000 or more.


 

Contributed 25 Jan 2013 by Deb Haines
Source: Cook County Herald [Arlington Heights IL] May 22, 1908

Argument Leads to Stabbing (1906)

As the result of a dispute growing out of an argument as to the proper way of sharpening a knife, Frank Hall, colored, fatally stabbed James Williams, also colored, with the knife at Matteson. Williams was arrested in the Kankakee railroad yards. He confessed the crime.


Contributed 25 Jan 2013 by Deb Haines
Source: Cook County Herald [Arlington Heights IL] September 21, 1906

Aged Couple Badly Burned (1906)

Lamp Explodes in Home and Blazing Oil Ignites Clothing

Patrick Canary, 60 years old, and his wife, about the same age, were severely burned by the explosion of a lamp in their home in Chicago Lawn. Both are now at the Englewood Union hospital and physicians say Mrs. Canary probably will die. Canary is employed as a flagman and with his wife has for many years lived on the second floor of a frame dwelling at Sixty-third and Leavitt
streets. Mrs. Canary had retired shortly before 10 o’clock and Canary was on his way to the bedroom carrying a lighted lamp, when it exploded, throwing the blazing oil on the bed clothing. Before Mrs. Canary was able to reach a place of safety her nightrobe caught fire. Canary attempted to rescue his wife and his clothing caught fire. Both were unconscious when members of engine company No. 64 arrived.


Contributed 25 Jan 2013 by Deb Haines
Source: Cook County Herald [Arlington Heights IL] May 18, 1906