A little late this morning, but finally, part two of The Howell House (https://goodspeedhistories.co
Falling Can Be Fatal
One of the family members who will show up in part three of the Howell House is William Fell. As usual with people I write about, I did a search on his name in the Hunterdon Republican. Needless to say, I can across many falling incidents. So many that I got curious. What was it like to fall in the 19th century?
There were certain types of fall that are pretty unusual these days, involving wagons, buggies, and railroads. Also, not many people fall out of trees anymore. And very few fall into the canal. The number one cause of injuries, however, was a matter that is still common today—falling down stairs. I will probably post an article on these and other injuries, but in the meantime, please watch your step!
Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
I have one gripe, and am not sure who was responsible—NJ.com or whoever wrote the press release for them. It gives a short history of the church, crediting David Butterfoss and “Parritt” Vandolah for donating land for the building and the cemetery. That’s Garret, folks, not Parritt. How did they come up with that? I was so perturbed I actually signed in in order to make a comment.
Has the rain finally stopped? Time to dry out!