Category: Past

Wanted for Murder!

On November 17, 1886 local newspapers reported on a “wrangle” in Easton Connecticut between a boarding house owner and a lodger.  A quarrel between two men over a four dollar tab-not a small amount at the time and roughly equivalent to over 100 dollars today.  The details are sparse, but the shooter, Joseph Gregoria Bua,…

The Tucker Twins

Small towns usually have their share of interesting characters, and Easton is certainly no exception. Take the Tucker twins for example. Arthur Jelliff Tucker and Henry Burdett Tucker were identical twins born on September 2, 1896 to Floyd Tucker Jr. and his wife Helene Stiles Tucker. They were the grandsons of Floyd Tucker Sr., a…