Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mrs. Hull hurt when struck by car in accident

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, February 2, 1932.

Mrs. Anna L. Hull, 402 W. Michigan Ave., was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a car operated by Mrs. Myrtle Rapp, 107 Wallace Blvd. The accident occurred at the intersection of Ferris and Washington Sts., when a truck driven by Elijah Williams, 546 Harris St., struck the rear of Mrs. Rapp’s car, according to police report. The machine was forced onto the sidewalk where Mrs. Hull was walking.

Mr. Williams was driving south on Washington St. and Mrs. Rapp was going west on Ferris St.

Mrs. Hull was taken to her home where it was ascertained that she has fractures of three ribs on the left side, both collar bones and both shoulder blades and a small fracture of the left knee. She is also suffering from bruises and shock.

Front of the truck, which is owned by the Frank O. Jackson Coal Company, and the rear of Mrs. Rapp’s car were damaged.

Damage was slight in one other accident reported to police Thursday.

Carl H. Mebl, R. F. D. 4 driving east on Forest Ave., collided with a car operated north on bower St. by Mrs. H. A. Wells, 949 Washtenaw Ave.

Farm house is destroyed

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, February 2, 1912.

The house on the farm known as the Tracy farm two miles west of Ypsilanti, together with its contents, was entirely destroyed by fire at 4:30 o’clock this morning. It was partially insured.

C. Deake, who now occupies the place, arose as usual this morning and built a fire in the kitchen stove and went to the barn to milk. He had been gone about ten minutes when there was an explosion. Returning he found the kitchen in flames and the house filled with gas. An alarm was sent out among the neighbors who quickly responded and started a bucket brigade. The flames had gained such headway that their efforts were directed toward saving the barns and other buildings. The wind, however, was in the opposite direction from the barns or they would undoubtedly have burned also.

Portrait sent to Washington

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, February 1, 1922.

The painting of George Washington which hung in the office of President Charles McKenny at the Normal College for more than a year, has been packed and sent to Washington D. C., to be part of an exhibit shown there during the bi-centennial celebrations for observance of the birt of the first President, the “Father of his Country.”

Miss Grace Fuller, resident of Ypsilanti during the years she was head of the domestic science department of the Normal, and later, its first dean of women, is the owner of the picture which has been identified as the work of Thomas Sully, 1783-1872, portrait painter of the early American school. It is believed to be a copy of one of the portraits by Gilbert Stuart, 1755-1828, who had seen and known Washington, and whose paintings of him are the most famous of both artist and sitter.

The picture was given to Miss Fuller by the Allens of Chicago in whose family it had been a heritage from an old and prominent Southern family. Miss Fuller is now with relatives of the Allen family, living in a suburb of Chicago.

Children go to school but find house is burned

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Thursday, February 1, 1912.

The children of the Fowler school in Superior Township are having a vacation. This morning at five o’clock it was discovered with amazement that the old schoolhouse had totally burned down. Some people who passed by at one o’clock this morning testify that then the building was standing, which seems to preclude the theory that the fire was caused by wood being left in the stove, else it must naturally have burned up sooner. The idea is advanced that tramps may have entered and slept there and carelessly or otherwise have set fire to the structure.

A meeting of the board of the district will be held this evening at George Gill jr.’s and some sort of arrangement decided upon for taking care of the pupils until the school shall be rebuilt. Miss Belle Freeman, the teacher, will have to be paid of course: else the plan might be adopted of carrying the pupils into Ypsilanti each day, the expense of so doing being borne by the district. There are only between twenty and thirty pupils belonging now.

The membership has declined since 1860 when the Fowler school was built, and the late J. N. Wallace installed as its first teacher. It was after finishing his term here that Captain Wallace enlisted in the war. During his first term there were forty-five pupils in the school.