Iowa News from across the Country
- 1848 -

Boston Daily Atlas
Boston, Massachusetts
April 14, 1848

Married at South Abington, 4th inst., by Rev. E. Porter Dyer, of Hingham, Mr. Charles Cummings, Principal of Medford High School, of S.A.; also, by Rev. Dennis Powers, Rev. Ebenezer Alden, Jr., of Tipton, Iowa, to Miss Maria Louisa Dyer, of S.A.

[transcribed by S.F., October 2017]

Daily National Intelligencer
Washington, D.C.
May 12, 1848

Died, on the 20th of April, at New Orleans, on his return from Vera Cruz, where he had been for the recovery of his health, Mr. David Sleator, of Dubuque, Iowa.

[transcribed by S.F., October 2017]


Rochester, New York
July 14, 1848

INDIAN MURDER. - We learn, that a man known here as "Pat Murphy," was killed and scalped by the Indians, a few days since, somewhere on the Maquoketa River, Iowa. - Galena Jeffersonian.

[transcribed by C.J.L., December 2006]


Vermont Chronicle
Bellows Falls, Vermont
September 27, 1848

Died. At his residence near this city [Dubuque], on the 27th, Dr. Stephen Langworthy in the 71st year of his age. Dr. L. was born in Windsor, Vermont, on the 4th of November 1777. In early life he emigrated to St. Lawrence county, N.Y., where he was connected with the Medical Staff of the American Army, while engaged with Great Britain in 1812. In 1819, he removed to the State of Illinois, and thence to Iowa in 1834, where he procured a home for his numerous family, a few miles north of our city. He was the father, by his first and second marriage, of twenty-one children, fourteen of whom are still living, and were permitted to be present at his funeral, and to see his earthly remains deposited in the grave. Though he had been the subject of many privations in early life, yet he had the great satisfaction in his last moments of having his children all present and of knowing in the hour of dissolution, that they were left in comfortable and agreeable circumstances. - Dubuque Express

Printers in New Hampshire and at Buffalo, N.Y., are requested to notice.

[transcription note: the obit took a few months to make it into the Vermont paper, he actually died July 27, 1848; transcribed by S.F., October 2017]


Rochester, New York
December 15, 1848

ABOLITIONISM IN IOWA. - A slave belonging to a person named Hughes, residing in St. Louis, Mo., escaped the other day, and was traced to Bloomington, Iowa, where he had obtained employment as cook of the American House. His owner appealed to the Courts and arrested him, whereupon the landlord of the American and a number of citizens took part with the slave; their efforts were stoutly resisted by Mr. Freeman, the master's agent, who succeeded in retaining the boy. While thus engaged, Mr. Freeman was arrested by a peace officer, and taken before Justice Cloud to answer a charge of assault and battery upon the landlord. Upon this charge he was fined $20 and costs. After an investigation of his right to arrest the negro, he was a runaway, and that Mr. F. was duly authorized to deliver him to his owner, the humane Justice discharged the boy, and decided against his being taken. This decision was hailed with applause, the negro warmly congratulated by many persons present, and to cap the climax, walked arm in arm to the American House with a respectable physician. - N.Y. Evangelist.

[transcribed by C.J.L., July 2005]

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