Elyria is a city in and the county seat of Lorain County, Ohio, United States, located at the forks of the Black River in the state's northeast. The city is named for its founder, Heman Ely, and the Greek name Illyria.Wikipedia
1844 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. It becomes our painful duty to announce that a must lamentable accident occurred in our village on Monday evening of this week. While the Artillery company were firing a salute on the occasion of the Baltimore nominations, as they were loading the piece for the third discharge it went off...Read MORE...
1869 - The lock-up in the village of Charlotte, N. Y., was burned on the 13th and two sailors, Alexander Fisher and Michael McLane, of Elyria, Ohio, belonging to the schooner Cascade, of Green Bay, who were prisoners in the lock-up, were burned to death.
St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan October 23, 1869 Added: 4/29/2014 10:59:52 AM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 4:19:41 PM - 1
1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED. CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. FIRE MAY HAVE ORIGINATED IN ELK LODGE ROOMS - LIST OF LOSSES AND INSURANCE ON DESTROYED PROPERTY.
1916 Elyria, a city, capital of Lorain co., Ohio, is finely situated at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Black River, 7 miles S. of Lake Erie and 25 miles WSW. of Cleveland, on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and other railroads. It has manufactures of automobiles and bicycle...Read MORE...
1929 - FIVE KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION. Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here this morning.
The blast occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. as the workmen were entering the plant.
Only one of the dead men is identified so far. He ...Read MORE...
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