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Missouri Genealogy Express

 

LINN COUNTY,
Missouri

NEWS EXCERPTS

Source:  Jackson Citizen Patriot - Mich.
Dated: Aug. 4, 1869
     Two cars of a freight train west, last Saturday night, on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, became detached near Bucklin, Missouri and were run into by an extra following.  The engineer, named McCORMICK, jumped from the engine, fell under a car and was killed.
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Enquirer - Ohio
Dated: Jul. 11, 1871
MURDER IN BUCKLIN, MISSOURI
QUINCY, ILL., July 10 - Another tragedy was enacted at Bucklin, Missouri, last week.  On Saturday two section hands on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, named Jacob HOUSE and James HARLOW, got into a dispute, when HARLOW  struck HOUSER on the head with a shovel, fracturing his skull.  Physicians were called in who trephined the bones, but the man died from the injuries yesterday.  HARLOW, the murderer still at large.
Source: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Dated: May 8, 1877
     A negro in Bucklin, Missouri, was a "Voudou," according to the superstitious belief of his neighbors.  An entire family died in one week, and he was accused of killing them by witchcraft.  A mob took him out of his cabin at night, hanged him, and buried his body twenty feet deep under huge stones.  This was done to prevent his getting out and harming his murderers.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Penna.
Dated: Dec. 15, 1902
FIVE DEAD IN WRECK
Another May Die and Several More Were Hurt in Missouri Crash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dec. 14 - A special to the Star from Bucklin, Mo., says:
     A serious wreck occurred on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad last night.  A local freight was wrecked four miles west of Bucklin, Mo.  The wrecked engine went through the bridge at Yellow Creek.  The killed are:
J. MURPHY, roadmaster; Arthur HIGHT, Thomas AINSWORTH, A. GREEN, fireman, and J. F. VOTAU, trainmaster.  Engineer GOOD was fatally injured and a half a dozen others seriously hurt.  All the dead and injured are railroad employes.
Source: Kansas City Star
Dated: Oct. 10, 1905
MISSOURI NOTES:
     The Bucklin Herald has been purchased by Miss Annie COEN of Bucklin, who will edit it.

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