100 Years Ago: Aug. 27, 1920

Mrs. Catherine O’Connell of Ridge street passed away at her home about midnight last night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall. Mrs. O’Connell went out on the roof the kitchen her house to hang up some clothes. She slipped and fell about 10 feet to the ground, breaking both legs and suffering severe internal injuries. Her death was no doubt hastened by the shock of the fall.

75 Years Ago: Aug. 23, 1945

A 25-year-old garage worker was seriously burned about the face and body around noon Thursday when a pail of gasoline became ignited and burst into flame in the repair room of an Andover garage where he was working. William Ward, Andover Street, was rushed to Lawrence General Hospital, where his condition was found to be critical. (Mr. Ward died less than a week later from his injuries which occurred at a garage behind Park Street.)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Deyermond had a gala celebration of their silver wedding anniversary last Wednesday. They are visiting in New York City and spent three hours in Times Square during the riotous celebration held when Japan's surrender in WWII was announced. “A more democratic demonstration was never witnessed,” says Mr. Deyermond.

At 7 o’clock on Tuesday, Aug. 14, when most of us were hearing the news of the Japanese surrender, Lt. Kerr A. Sparks, Jr., alighted from a train at the railroad station, home from overseas service.

50 Years Ago: Sept. 3, 1970

Raytheon Company today announced receipt of contracts from the U.S. Army totaling $50 million for fiscal 1970 production of improved Hawk missiles and ground support equipment.

New supports and a temporary roof have been installed by workmen at the Musgrove Building in Elm Square. A group, headed by attorney Michael J. Batal, Jr., of Lawrence recently purchased the 75-year-old structure and is planning renovations.

Owner Donald Pepin of Andover Sales and Services surveys damage caused by a fire in his shop last Thursday night. The business was located in the former Boston and Maine depot. Intense heat melted machinery and motors in the building.

On Thursday. Aug. 27 a successful carnival was held for the children of Arundel Street in Liz Carr’s backyard for the benefit of the Jimmy Fund. There were many games of skill managed by Michael Hart, Peter Lemieux, and Tim Shea. Michael Shea and William Rogers were helpers. Eileen Hart ran the fun games and rides. Pamela Lemieux took charge of the tickets. Mary Hart headed the food table laden with pop -corn, brownies, cup cakes, cookies and cold drinks.

 

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