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Man Dies of Poison

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 23, 1896

The Rev. F.L. Nicodemus 54, a native of Martinsburg, died in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, of injuries received when he was run over by a heavy wagon while riding his bicycle at 12th and Walnut streets. He was pastor of the Germantown Avenue Church of God.

William McGregor, 52, of Altoona, a native of Sarah Furnace, died of poison placed in his coffee. His mother and two others who drank the coffee were sickened, his mother seriously. His niece was arrested after a coroner’s jury was told that she had purchased rat poison at a drug store.

Frank Wilson of Lincoln, Ne...


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