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Cartwright Drowning--Accident at a Baptism in England

Jonathan Pugmire, Senior, and Thomas Cartwright discharged by Judge Whitehead, at Chester, England. The judge Whitehead, at Chester, costs of prosecution or witnesses to be said by the Crown. It was very evident that the Church of England ministers were at the bottom of the machinations, and were sorely discomfited at the result. I insert the statement of the unfortunate occurrence given by Jonathan Pugmire, Junior;

The Life Story of Bessie Malloon

Born 7 June 1887 the youngest of three children of Oliver Libby and Flora Ann Carleton Maloon, Bessie May Maloon was named for her grandmother, Betsey Bradley Andrews Carleton – Bessie being as close to Betsey as they dared to come as Betsey was not a popular name at that time. Bessie herself changed the spelling of her middle name May to Mae. She never liked the name of Mae and eventually had her name legally changed to Bessie Maloon, omitting her middle name entirely when she went to Europe in 1926.

Lillian Emelia Johnson Maloon

Aunt Lillian Emelia Johnson Maloon, the youngest daughter and fourth child of John Albert Johnson and Mary Anderson, was born October 22, 1889 in Jamaica Plain (off Center Street), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She was christened in the Lutheran Church on Emerald Street, Boston. (This building was moved to Dorchester and is now known as the Emmanuel Church.) When she was about one and one-half years old, Aunt Lillian’s family moved to Roslindale and here she lived until she graduated from High School.

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