This Day in Dayton, 2 October

On October 2, 1871, the Courier reported that Calvin Dill, who lived on the Perry township side of Haggerty Lane and was a member of the Dayton Presbyterian Church, had discovered a poor German named Henry Averly in his front yard a few days earlier. The man, showing the effects of over imbibing, had been seen walking in the vicinity of Monitor the previous evening, had gotten a ride in a wagon, and apparently had been left by the road in front of Mr. Dill’s for some unknown reason. Dill called for Dr. Crouse of Dayton, but the man soon died. Dill took care of his burial.

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