Friday, February 27, 2015

News Involving Children in the 1850's

Publication: THE VINCENNES WEEKLY WESTERN SUN
Date: March 14, 1857
CHILD KILLED—The American Banner says that a child of Mr. Jas. C. Stover, aged five years, was run over and killed last week, about three miles east of Lawrenceville , Ill ., by a train on the O. and M. R. R.

Publication: THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN
Date: January 2, 1858
MURDEROUS ASSAULT.—A man named Thomas Brotherton, living in Allison Prairie , Ills., was very badly beaten by four or five men on Friday night, and his recovery is extremely doubtful. Brotherton and his wife separated some time ago, and this assault is said to have been made by some of her friends growing out of an effort to get possession of a child which Brotherton retains, and to recover which suit was brought by the wife in one of our courts a few days since. No arrests have been made.