|York County Historical Events|
St. Marys Fire - October 17, 1893
In 1893, less than four months apart, two major fires, one in Gibson, the other in St. Mary's, destroyed most of the area along Union Street between Jaffrey Street and the Nashwaak River, as well as some buildings along Gibson Street, in Fredericton. The newspaper accounts are made available here through by courtesy of Richard Gillians to whom we are indebted for sharing the material.
The brutal murder of two young girls that stunned the community and set in motion the Justice system of that era. Compiled from the extensive coverage of the Daily Gleaner and Telegraph Journal, it was first published on Kriko's Korner in 1996
The strange disappearance of Annie Kathleen Phinney in 1937
Annie Kathleen Lutwick was born and
raised in Dow Settlement, York County, NB. Annie eventually married Clinton
Phinney and made her home in Portland, Maine where they farmed and tended
a blueberry field that stretched as far as the eye can see." That
is, Annie lived there until word reached Dow Settlement about her mysterious
disappearance. Speculation and rumors ran wild among her neighbors, but
to this day no solid evidence is available as to what happened to Annie
Kathleen Lutwick Phinney.
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Last updated: March, 2001