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Robert A. Cavanaugh

Robert A. Cavanaugh, of Comins, Michigan and formerly of Oxford, died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on July 1, 2012. He was 88. He was born on December 17, 1923 in Highland Park and raised in northern Canada by his grandparents after the death of his parents....more >>

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Flora Ellen Jackson

Flora Ellen Jackson, of Oxford, passed away on June 30, 2012. She was 83. She is survived by brothers Bill and Bob, cousin Rusty Clasman, and niece Janice Mertins as well as many other loving family members and friends....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
1904: Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).
October 2nd
in history
1263: At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
1535: Having landed in Quebec a month ago, Jacques Cartier reaches a town, which he names Montreal.
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.