Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 15

March 15, 1894 – This afternoon the daughter of C. M Houston, a wealthy farmer living four miles west of Winnebago City, Minn., was married.  This evening as they were enjoying their wedding supper, the family was disturbed by a crowd of boys who came prepared to give them an all-night entertainment. Mr. Houston stepped to the door and invited them in, when someone in the crowd fired a revolver in the air, and Mr. Houston dropped dead. He was troubled with heart disease, and the sudden scare killed him.

St. Paul Daily Globe; “Dropped Dead at a Wedding.”; March 16, 1894; p. 1.



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