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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 May 24th
1743: Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary.
1819: Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1836-1901).
1878: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, pioneer in time-motion studies.
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
May 24th
in history
1607: Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia.
1610: Sir Thomas Gates institutes laws divine moral and marshal, a harsh civil code for Jamestown.
1624: After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia's charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.