January 28, 1885 – Maysville, Kentucky
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January 28, 1885 – Maysville, Kentucky

A whole month of 2018 is nearly gone already and we have not yet had winter in our part of Colorado. Daytime temps have been in the 40s and 50s and there is only a tiny bit of snow on the eight 14,000′ peaks around us. Even San Antonio, Texas, has had more snow this winter than we have! Very weird and not at all conducive to staying inside and posting blog posts but here is another post from my upcoming Kentucky book.



Awaiting Burial But Is She Dead or Alive?

Louisville, Kentucky — The startling discovery was made Monday morning that the body of Mrs. Carrie C. Ringold, who was awaiting burial, had turned in the coffin; the cheeks and lips had color but the heart was still. As Mrs. Ringold had been in a trance twice before and on both occasions came near being buried alive, there was considerable excitement in the neighborhood, her friends says she is not dead. The body will be kept a few days and if no signs of life is found will be interred in Cave Hill.
Mrs. Ringold’s maiden name was Young. When thirteen years old she married a man named Thatcher, shortly after going into a trance. For some months physicians were unable to say whether she was asleep or dead. When finally restored to health she married a second husband named Snyder. She afterward returned to Thatcher for several months and then deserted him. Three years later she married a man named Clearen, shortly after this again going into a trance for seven weeks. The grave was dug and the minister about to proceed with the service when it was discovered that she was not dead. Her fourth marriage was with Ringold. The case is decidedly interesting and will be closely watched by physicians and others.


Liberty Bell Draws Great Crowd In New Orleans

New Orleans — The old Liberty Bell has arrived safely in this city amid the cheers of a great crowd assembled at the depot. A general holiday was observed in honor of the event, the municipal department and public schools being closed. A committee and guard of honor made up of the local government, military and fire organizations and distinguished citizens accompanied the bell from the depot to the exposition grounds. The relic is placed for the present in the music hall of the main building but its permanent place will be in the center of the government building. Mayor Smith, of Philadelphia, formally delivered the bell into the custody of the exposition management.


Assorted News Clips

  • The Washington Monument cost $1,100,000.
  • The man who predicted rain yesterday has retired as a weather prophet.
  • The street cars are running today as usual in spite of the snow. Two degrees below zero was the story told by the thermometer in Maysville this morning, a difference of forty-two degrees since yesterday afternoon.
  • The flood of 1832 occurred here in February and reached its highest point, sixty-four feet and three inches, at Cincinnati, on the 18th.
  • Captain Smith Cook, of Hatton, Kentucky, is seven feet four inches in height and weighs three hundred and ninety pounds. He has six brothers all of whom are taller than he is.

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