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Front page, May 19, 1917: Belva Lockwood, Royalton native who was first female presidential candidate, dies

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 19, 1917:

* American Marines were slated for France under the command of Major-General Pershing. The bulk of the 2,600 troops were to be brought home from the tropics where they were stationed.

* Belva Lockwood died at the age of 88 after a long illness. She was the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, a pioneer in the women's suffrage movement and the first woman to run for president of the United States. She was born in Royalton in Niagara County.

Belva Lockwood: Niagara County native and America’s first female presidential candidate

* Police pulled the body of a newsboy out of Blackwell Canal and the Hamburg turnpike. The boy was thought to have fallen into the creek as a bundle of newspapers and his coat were found on the bank.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from May 19, 1917:

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