Quincy woman takes her life after seeing witch doctor
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Quincy woman takes her life after seeing witch doctor

On the morning of Sept. 26, 1904, Elizabeth Weisenberger of 328 State found her granddaughter, Bessie Bement, dying from poison ingestion.

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Col. George Iles: Pilot from Quincy to the world
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Col. George Iles: Pilot from Quincy to the world

In 1939, George J. Iles took the opportunity to earn a private pilot's license under the Civilian Pilot Training Program, thus becoming Quincy's first black pilot.

Sailor lost at sea was Quincy's first Gold Star recipient
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Sailor lost at sea was Quincy's first Gold Star recipient

Willis Hardyman dreamed of becoming a sailor in the U.S. Navy. He had been born at home Sept. 4, 1897, the oldest of three children, to Charles and Edith Hardyman, and as a youngster carried newspapers for the Quincy Journal.

Marjorie McMein changed her name, changed her life
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Marjorie McMein changed her name, changed her life

When President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany, he stated the United States was joining the fight to bring world peace and declared: "The world must be made safe for democracy."

Anti-slavery preacher set adrift on raft by angry mob
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Anti-slavery preacher set adrift on raft by angry mob

Pardee Butler was born in New York state and raised in Ohio two centuries ago. Becoming a man of steadfast conviction, he helped the growing United States stay free of slavery.

Quincy's great debate featured weary Lincoln, Douglas
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Quincy's great debate featured weary Lincoln, Douglas

By the time he reached Quincy on that damp Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, 1858, Abraham Lincoln was exhausted.

Quincyan honored for saving lives driving WWI ambulance
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Quincyan honored for saving lives driving WWI ambulance

As of Sept. 23, 1917, Harold Lewis was no longer a civilian volunteer, but a private first class in the U.S. Army. His pay was $36 a month.

Families paved pathway that led to slaves' freedom
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Families paved pathway that led to slaves' freedom

Quincy's abolitionist network was in great danger after passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Under federal law, slave owners could visit free states and retrieve their human property.