The Month That Was – February 1868

From The Oshawa Vindicator
February 12, 1868
Sudden Death – Mr. Jos. Heighton, township of Scarboro, died suddenly on Tuesday, the 11th inst.  About one o’clock be came into the house and complained of being unwell, and in ten minutes afterwards, he was dead.  He was fifty three years of age.


February 12, 1868
February 12, 1868


February 12, 1868
February 12, 1868


From The Whitby Chronicle
February 13, 1868
Destructive Fire in Oshawa – Miall’s Cabinet Factory burned down – Early on Sunday morning the large new three storey frame building, known as Miall’s Cabinet Factory, at Oshawa, was discovered in flames.  The building and contents were totally destroyed before the progress of the fire could be arrested.  The estimated loss is $3,000, and, we understand, there was only a small insurance, some $600 on the building.  The bulk of the furniture had been stored in the warehouses at South Oshawa to which the insurance on stock was confined.
Three houses opposite and adjoining the factory were also engulfed in the flames, one of them, a handsome brick residence belonging to Mr. F. Taylor, and on which there was an insurance for $600.


Married: Sauderson – Hodgson – By the Red. John Law, on the 9th inst., Mr. John Sauderson, of Oshawa, to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Hodgson, of the same place


February 27, 1868

Burglary at Oshawa – The Tannery of Mr. William Warren, at Oshawa, was broken into on the night of Wednesday last, and leather to the amount of $100, we learn, stolen.


February 6, 1868
February 6, 1868


From The Canadian Statesman
February 27, 1868
Farm For Sale
Consisting of 55 acres lying two miles north of the Town of Bowmanville, on the Manvers Road.  There are on the premises a comfortable Frame House and barn, and about 500 excellent fruit trees, nearly all bearing. It is well watered, and will be sold cheap for cash.  For particulars, enquire of George Henry, on the premises; or at his Photographic Gallery, Bowmanville.
*George Henry was the second eldest son of Thomas Henry, after whom Henry House of the Oshawa Museum is named.

Canadian Statement Feb 27 1868
February 27, 1868 *Mrs. Henry is PA Henry, wife of George and biographer for Thomas Henry


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