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In Years Past

May 20, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, When John Oliver, an aged man, was injured at the Torpedo Silica Plant, near Titusville, Pa., he was taken to the Warren County Infirmary. It was little thought that he was a wealthy man and the owner of 125 building lots in Wheeling, W. Va., but it turned out that this was the case. After Mr. Oliver had been treated for a wound on the back of the head, he suddenly declared that he was possessed of property in Wheeling. He also stated that he had a brother residing in Chicago. The Warren County people wrote to Chicago and received a telegram explaining that Mr. Oliver had been missing for 12 years without any trace of his whereabouts. It was said that he left home while temporarily insane.



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