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The Frederick News-Post
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Description: Important Local Events of the Year - August 1925

Date: August Various 1925

Newspaper published in: Frederick, Md.

[Transcriber's Note: In 1926, The Frederick News and Post issued a yearbook that republished a brief summarization of local events that they reported during the year. This transcription does not include all items selected by the News and Post for republication. It does, however, include those items that mention individuals or businesses, that are historically significant, or otherwise worthy of mention.]

Important Local Events of the Year - August 1925

Aug 3: Miss Mildred L. PURDY chosen "Miss Frederick" at bathing beauty contest.

Aug 4: Mrs. Alice H. KOESTER, 85, South Market Street, almost instantly killed when struck by automobile.

Aug 6: Three children injured when automobile driven by John ROBINSON, colored, hurtles curb on South Carroll Street.

Aug 10: $3,500 loss when tenant house on farm of Judge Glenn H. Worthington burns.

Aug 11: Nearly 100 children from tenements of New York arrive in Frederick for two-weeks' vacation on country farms.

Aug 12: R. Harwood MAGRUDER, Clarke Place, dies.

Aug 12: Dr. Charles G. MacGILL, 110 East Church Street, commits suicide by inhaling gas.

Aug 20: New Frederick-Washington highway formally opened to traffic.

Aug 22: Michael J. NESTER, engaged in decorating city for Elks Convention, comes in contact with live wire on South Market Street and killed instantly.

Aug 22: Sheriff ALBAUGH and deputies find still and 400 gallons mash in deserted house near Bolivar.

Aug 27: Roy L. SPONSELLER, 49, of New Market, ends life by swallowing carbolic acid.

Aug 27: Peter N. HAMMAKER, 67, of Thurmont, commits suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide gas generated by motor of automobile.

Aug 28: John M. HARTMAN killed when he comes in contact with high tension wire while erecting radio aerial.

Aug 30: Miss Anna SPENCER, 16, and her sister, Louise SPENCER, 18, almost instantly killed and their mother, father, and brother injured in automobile accident near Ridgeville.

Submitted: 08/28/07

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