Episode 12: Premonitions of Doom

In 1898, Judge John Dillon was rich and successful. But when his wife and daughter were about to travel to Europe, eerie premonitions of impending disaster would change his life forever.




Downer, Harry E. A History of Davenport and Scott County, Iowa. Volume II. Chicago; S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910.

Asheville Citizen-Times. 7/6/1898

The Morning Astorian. 7/7/1898

The Observer. 9/25/1898

La Bourgogne Sinks At Sea. The New York Times, 7/7/1898

New York Times. 9/7/1898

Davenport Daily Times. 7/7/1898

Davenport Democrat and Leader. 7/6/1898

Davenport Democrat and Leader. 7/7/1898

A Hard Blow. Davenport Democrat and Leader, 7/13/1898

Davenport Democrat and Leader. 9/3/1898

A Tribute. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 4/23/1900

A Handsome Monument. Davenport Democrat and Leader, 9/6/1901

Judge Dillon Here. The Daily Times, 10/31/1902

Two Handsome Features of Oakdale Cemetery. Davenport Democrat and Leader, 10/21/1906

Davenport Democrat and Leader. 7/3/1914

Historical Magazine Tells Story of Judge John F. Dillon. The Davenport Times and Democrat, 10/6/1929

Oakdale Monument Tells Sea Tragedy. Quad City Times, 6/19/1955

Finch, Hortense. That Amazing Man Named Dillon. Quad City Times, 10/12/1965


Gillette, Greg. Central Jersey’s Hero of the Bourgogne. Blogs.mycentraljersey.com

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