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On Sunday, May 19, 1897, the published an article titled “Saw Lincoln Shot”. In it, was an interview of Henry William Lewis, age 62, and the great, great grandfather of Philip Hayes Sr. Henry Lewis told The Sun the reporter of two very interesting stories related to the civil war.  Below is a copy of the article.

SAW LINCOLN SHOT

H.W. LEWIS WAS AT FORD”S THEATRE ON THE FATAL NIGHT

He Was In The Gallery When He Heard The Shot Fired And Saw Lincoln’s Head Drop — The Great Commotion That Followed —  Size Of The Audience — The First Shot In The War

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The following article was published on November 12, 1952 in The Brooklyn Eagle.  It tells the story of Raymond A Tierney Jr sterlings high school sports experience and the sports successes of numerous family members.  The article mentions that Raymond is the grandson of Police Inspector Frank A. Tierney.  Grandfather Frank was one of the outstanding rowers with the Dauntless on the Harlem River and won numerous titles.



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Jean Yerks, Mary Condos granddaughter, found this article in her keep sake box and gave it to me for good keeping.  It’s surprising, because we really had no idea that Semne (now Mary) Konzia Condos was so popular in Stamford. She was born in Greece, immigrated to America circa 1900, bounced around for a while, but finally settled in Stamford.  We knew she and the greek Condos family owned four Coney Island Restaurants in Stamford, but we had no idea of the impact they made on the community.  Now we know.

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This article was found in a box of pictures belonging to Speros Condos, brother of George Condos.  George and Speros were twins and together they excelled in the sports arena around Stamford High School.  This article looks back at a basketball team that kept Stamford thrilled.

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