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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 33, June 15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02688195

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 33, June 15, 1860

Description: Regarding talk about Frank Cahill at his boarding house.

Transcription:

Tragical End of old Falk and Kettle.

my departure, to state how she had [Mrs. Kinne] predicted when [Frank] Cahill entered the house, that before he quitted it he would do something that everybody would hear of — that “he had a bad eye” and such malicious rot, and this evening after supper was at it again. Lizzie Woodworth, came up into the parlor declaring she “was real provoked” with the hateful little dwarf, when the other women — Miss [Cecilia] Trainque, Mrs Ham, and Phillips — joined in defence [sic] of Cahill. And by heaven I liked ‘em for it!

Old Falk, our Catskill landlord four summers ago, committed suicide by hanging himself, last winter. Cause, embarrassed circumstances.

Kettle and Miss [Lyddy] Fagan got married on Monday night, they say in a shoe-store, in Canal Street. He left the house on Saturday night, she on the morning of the day of the wedding. They sent an invitation to Mrs Ham to be present, but she didn’t go. All the women were averse to Kettle in consequence of his resenting their objections to his very free and easy wooing in the parlor. He monopolized the Fagan’s company exclusively and disliked her speaking to any every body else. She used to lie on his breast and lap and they did a good deal of such practicalities which “made it unpleasant” for other “young ladies.” Also he was in

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Marriage
Suicide
Women
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)

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