February 13 – Middletown 366

1917

In Connecticut.

Middletown, Conn., Feb. 13.–Reports received from various sections of Orange and adjoining counties show temperatures ranging from 17 to 29 degrees below zero this morning, the coldest of the season in this vicinity. Several persons were overcome.

From The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina), Feb. 13, 1917.

1945

Publisher Dead

Middletown, Conn., Feb. 13–Claude B. King, 84, for many years publishers of one of Middletown’s early newspapers, died in Middlesex Hospital today from injuries suffered in a fall in the cellar of his home several weeks ago. From 1894 to 1919 he was associated with his brother, Gerald E. King in the publication of the Penny Press, a paper founded by their father. The Penny Press was purchased by the Middletown Press after 58 years of publication by the King family.

From the Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York), Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1945.

 

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