Monday, June 11, 2012

John Scahill - Driver Of The Vehicle, In Court - Historical Newspapers - Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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The Portsmouth Herald, the original Gazette, the oldest newspaper in New Hampshire, was published as the Sunday edition of The Herald from the 1890s to 1960, when the Sunday paper began carrying the name Herald.

In 1989, a descendent of the Gazette's founder began publishing an alternative newspaper under that name.

Name: Richard A. Dougherty, aged 34, the driver of the vehicle, which killed John Scahill, of Dover, was fined  $100.00 and sentenced to six months in the House of Correction. Both the fine and the sentence were suspended. The judge was Oscar Neukom.

John Scahill was hit by another vehicle, while assisting to change a tire. John Scahill was a passenger in the vehicle, driven by Cayton F. Osborn. He later died in Portsmouth Hospital. The accident happened on Route 4 and 16 in Newington.

Newspaper: Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Event: Municipal Court

Venue: Portsmouth Hospital

Date: 5 November 1953

Allan Scahill

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