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Subject: [GM-L] The Puritan Recorder
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:33:04 -0500
The Puritan Recorder, Boston, Thursday, June 29, 1854
Died, at Merrimack, NH, 2d inst., Mrs. Mary Jane, wife of Rev. E. G.
Little; and daughter of William Parker, Esq., of Suncook, NH, 30.
Rev. Edwin Goodell, late of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, was
ordained a Missionary to the Armenians in Turkey, at Rocky Hill, CT, on
the 12th inst.
The Hon. Daniel Wells, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for
Massachusetts, died last Friday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, at his
residence in Cambridge. His last illness was of quite short duration, he
having presided in the Municipal Court in this city up to Thursday
afternoon, apparently in usual health. His disorder is supposed to have
been an affection of the heart.
The following brief sketch of his life is from the Advertiser:--
Judge Wells was about 63 years of age. He was graduated at Dartmouth
College, in the year 1810, while that Institution was still under the
charge of the venerable Dr. Wheelock. After he was admitted to the bar,
he entered into practice in the western part of this State, where for the
greater part of his life he was known as an upright and successful
counsellor. He was appointed District Attorney for that district in
1838. He represented the County of Franklin in the Senate of the
Commonwealth. At that time, and for some years after, he resided in
Greenfield. On the resignation of Chief Justice Williams, in 1844, he
was made Chief Justice of this Court; and he has performed the active
duties of that position till this time. The funeral of Judge Wells took
place on Tuesday; after which the remains were conveyed to Greenfield for
Fatal Accident at Scituate.--Two young men drowned. Yesterday afternoon,
five young men, four of whom were sons of Mr. John Bass, of Scituate,
were in a light sail boat off the harbor of Scituate, engaged in drawing
lobsters; four of them being on one side of the boat, when the fifth, who
was engaged in fixing the mast, slipped, and in his fall caught hold of
the mast and capsized the boat. A Cape schooner, near by, sent her boat
to rescue the drowning persons. One who clung to the boat was saved, as
were also two others who were grasped by the hair of the head just as
they were sinking for the last time. The two others were drowned. Of
the three rescued, one was apparently dead when taken out of the water;
but by the persevering application of the proper remedies, was finally
brought to life. The two young men drowned, were sons of Mr.
The Alleged West Newton Tradegy. Some time since an account was given
in the Traveller, and other papers of this city, of an alleged attempt to
assassinate a young man named J. Paine, at the house of his father at
West Newton. Recently, as we learn, young Paine has showed unmistakable
signs of insanity, and has been sent to an insane asylum. It is now
generally supposed, among his townsmen, that on the night of the alleged
attempt, he had an attack of insanity in which he imagined that he was
assailed, and that the wounds which he received were inflicted by himself
in his endeavors to repel his supposed adversary. He spent one or two
years of his life in California, where his health was seriously
undermined by a long attack of sickness.
Fatal Accident.--At North Andover two men were engaged in painting the
Unitarian Church, when in lowering their spring stage, the rope slipped
from the hands of one of the men, and both were precipitated thirty feet
to the ground. A Mr. Luther Barnes was so seriously injured as to die in
a short time. He leaves a family in Haverhill. The other man, named
Loveland, escaped with a broken leg.
A Curiosity in Horticulture. Dr. L. warriner has now in his garden at
Warren, an apple tree, upon one limb of which is growing an apple five
inches in circumference, and a branch of the same limb is just in
blossom. No other apples are growing upon the tree, nor is any other
portion in blossom.--Springfield Republican.
The Children of Dr. Judson. Suitable provision has been made for six
surviving children of Dr. Judson. Five of these are the children of
Sarah B. Judson, the youngest of whom, a son of eight years, has been
adopted by Professor Dodge, of Madison University. The sixth only, a
little daughter born in Maulmain in 1847, is the child of Emily C.
Judson, and she has been taken home by Miss Anable, of Philadelphia, to
whom she was long ago given. We are also informed that abundant
materials are left for a life of Mrs. Judson herself, and suitable
precautions have been used to secure a complete and authentic memoir, the
avails of which shall be secured to the surviving children.--New York
Cost of Recovering Fugitives. The Norfolk Correspondent of the New York
Evening Post says:--"The general sentiment in regard to the fugitive
Burns is, that the getting of him was altogether too expensive a job to
be of profit to anyone. The result affords very little satisfaction; it
shows too plainly that slave-catching at the North is going to be, more
than ever, a hard business, and the man who essays to do it will have a
current of public sentiment to encounter which it will be difficult to
Shocking Death. Miss Mary Zollars visited the drug store of Dr. Artar
of Carrolton, OH, on the 2d inst., and going behind the counter,
commenced in a playful manner to examine the various drugs, by tasting
or smelling. She finally took down a vial, containing powdered
strychnine, and touched a particle with her tongue. The taste being
disagreeable, she immediately spit it out. But the subtle poison had
made sure work. In a few moments she was thrown into spasms, which ended
in death, in a quarter of an hour. This is a terrible warning to
In Salem, 21st inst., by Rev. Dr. WORCESTER, Mr. Abraham F. BOSSON to
Miss Ellen M. COFFIN.
In Dedham, 21st inst., by Rev. Dr. LAMSON, Mr. John H. B. THAYER to Miss
Mary S. WILDER.
In North Weymouth, 15th inst., by Rev. J. EMERY, Mr. Eliphaz W. ARNOLD,
of Boston, to Miss Mary W. LOVELL.
In South Weymouth, 22d inst., by Rev. W. M. HARDING, Mr. Edwin JACOBS, of
South Scituate, to Miss Emily T. BLANCHARD, of S. W.
In Cohasset, 21st inst., Mr. H. W. VINAL, of Boston, to Miss Mercy V.
ORCUTT, of C.
In Natick, 15th inst., by Rev. Elias NASON, Mr. John W. CROWLEY to Miss
Harriet N. CRAIG, both of N.
In Sudbury, 13th inst., by Rev. C. V. SPEAR, Levi P. STONE, Esq., of New
York, to Miss Caroline E. CUTLER, of S.; 20th inst., Mr. Hobart MOORE, of
Natick, to Miss Sarah Emma, only daughter of Buckley HOWE, Esq., of S.
In Townsend, 15th inst., by Rev. L. H. SHELDON, Mr. Isaac WARNER to Miss
Lucy Ann HAGRUS.
In New Bedford, 22d inst., by Rev. Jonas PERKINS, of Braintree, Jonas R.
PERKINS, Esq., of North Bridgewater, to Miss Jane A. HOLMES, of New
In Carlisle, 22d inst., by Rev. John LAWRENCE, Mr. Prescott NICKLES to
Mrs. Maria L. TAYLOR, both of C.
In Whately, 15th inst., by Rev. John FERGUSON, Mr. Heman B. ALLEN,
Merchant of New Haven, CT., to Miss Margarette E., daughter of the
In Fitzwilliam, NH, 27th inst., by Rev. Mr. JENKINS, Mr. Gardiner BREWER,
of Boston, to Miss Marinda C. BRYANT, of F.
In Standish, ME, 4th inst., by Rev. J. B. HADLEY, Mr. Elisha Douglass, of
Gorham, to Miss Ellen PATRICK, of Buxton; Mr. Albert CRESSEY to Miss
Elizabeth PATRICK, both of Gorham; 22d inst., Mr. John H. PHILBRICK to
Miss Isabella G., daughter of Rev. James WESTON, all of S.
In Temple, NH, 21st inst., by Rev. Walter FOLLETT, Denison K. SMITH, Esq.
of Barre, VT, to Miss Maria B., daughter of the officiating clergyman.
At Oak Grove Ranch, Calif., Mr. Harry J RAPHAEL to Miss Jane, daughter of
Mr. Andrew KITCHEN, of Boston.
In this city, 26th inst., Mrs. Hannah, widow of the late Mr. Sampson
In Quincy, 17th inst., Mr. Samuel RAWSON, 60.
In Newton, 22d inst., Mr. Joseph BACON, 72.
In Randolph, 25th inst., Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Charles
FRENCH, and only daughter of Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Lavinnia TIRRELL, of
In New Ipswich, NH, 21st inst., Mrs. Ruth Kidder STONE, 92.
In Hudson, NH, 20th inst., of consumption, Miss Dorcas S., daughter of
Mr. Jefferson SMITH, 18.
In Stonington, CT., at the residence of her father, suddenly, of
hemorrhage of the lungs, Miss Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of Rev.
Stephen HUBBELL, in her 21st year; better known to magazine readers by
the non de plume of "Leila Linwood."
In Woodbridge, CT., 20th inst., Mr. John D. TOMLINSON, 19; a member of
the Sophomore class in Yale College.
In Williamsburg, NY, Mr. J. C. MEEKS, the Publishing Agent of the
American Sunday School Union in New York.
In Peoria, ILL, 14th inst., Mrs. Susan, wife of Rev. John Tallmadge
MARSH, and daughter of Rev. Mr. HUNTOON, of Marblehead, MA, 21.
In Charlestown, SC, 14th inst., at the residence of her brother, J. B.
CAMPBELL, Esq., of consumption, Mrs. Celia Elisabeth, wife of Rev. Dr. S.
H. HIGGINS, of New Haven, CT., 35.
In Georgia, 8th inst., Major George H. TALCOTT, of the U. S. Ordinance
In the City of Mexico, 17th inst., suddenly, by an attack of Cholera,
Madame SONTAG. The event caused profound regret. She was buried on the
19th, from the church of San Ferdinando.
Died, in Macon, GA,12th inst., Miss Catharine Maria, youngest daughter of
the late Dea. John Murdock, of Westminster, MA, 20.
Died, at Mt. Vernon, on the Ohio River, 6th inst., Mr. William E., son of
Rev. John Ferguson, of Whately, MA, in his 30th yr. He leaves a wife and
infant child; he formerly resided in Cleveland, and at the time of his
death was engaged as an engineer on a railroad in Tennessee. He was
making arrangements to return to Cleveland, and to become a permanent
resident of this city.--Com.
Died, in Groveland, 16th inst., Mrs. Sarah E., wife of Mr. Charles A.
Shaw. She was a victim of that insidious disease, the consumption.
Died, Nov. 17, 1853, at the residence of Prof. Mills, Crawfordsville,
IN., Miss Selina Wyatt, of North Danvers, MA.
Died, in North Bridgewater, 14th inst., Mrs. Abby H., wife of Mr. Horace
Ames, 33. She was a native of China, ME., and was the daughter of Mr.
Zebedee and Mrs. Hannah Snell. May 5th, 1845, she was married to Mr.
Horace Ames, and removed to North Bridgewater, MA, and afterwards became
a member of the First Congregational Church in that place. She leaves a
husband and children.
Died, in Cotuit, 16th inst., Rev. P. Fish, in the sixty eighth year of
his age, and the forty fifth of his ministry. Mr. Fish was a native of
Sandwich, and graduated at Cambridge in 1807. After spending a year in
Theological study with Rev. Mr. Simpkins, of Brewster, he accepted a call
to the pastoral office over the Indian Missionary Church, at Marshpee,
and was ordained in 1811.
Rev. James R. Cushing, late of Wells, ME, having removed to East Taunton,
Bristol County, MA, desires all communication designed for him to be
directed to the latter place.
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