OK, maybe I should rephrase that but I just wanted to grab folks’ attention!
Lately, I’ve taken to just throwing surnames into the Historical Newspaper Collection at Ancestry and seeing what might come up. You know, I’ll put “Spangler” in the surname box and then choose a state I’m interested in and “Obituaries” in the keywords box. I’ve gotten quite a few interesting results and usually save all the Spangler obituaries I find.
Yesterday, I had typed in this search and was looking in Indiana for an obit for Charles Morris Spangler but never came up with one. I did come up with what I thought was an interesting story. It’s short and sweet but I think there may be a few of you who would enjoy it. Here is the transcription:
Sick Wife Saves Man Four Dollars
Baltimore, Md (AP) — A passenger pulled a knife on cab driver Henry Spangler. He told Spangler he had a sick wife and needed $5.
Spangler, 52, said he had a sick wife too. The bandit said he would settle for $1 then. He took it and fled.
Indiana Evening Gazette, Wednesday, December 2, 1959, Page 14, Column 4
I hope I don’t get into any trouble with the AP on this! Enjoy the story and then “Have A Great Day!”