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 1898 Parke County Indiana Newspaper Items


These extracted items from various newspapers from Parke and surrounding counties.  Most of these have been contributed by volunteers.  If you have access to an old newspaper and would like to share something, please contact James D. VanDerMark


Rockville Tribune, October 6, 1898 

“JUDSON" 

  • “Elbridge BOYD formed one of a party of Parke County home seekers who left for a Texas trip, Tuesday.
  • Miss Sophronia McMURTRY, of Rose Orphan’s Home, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David McMurtry, over Sunday, and left Monday, for a visit to Missouri, form where she will return to her home.
  • Word received that Nathan STRICKLER’s, Tuesday, shows his condition to be very grave, and he is not expected to live many days
  • Rev. A. H. ALLEN, of Terre Haute, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. BURFORD, Saturday.”

 Rockville Tribune, November 10, 1898

COXVILLE 

  •             “Born – to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stith, Wednesday, Oct. 26, a son; to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cottrell, Monday, Oct. 24, a daughter. 

  •             Died – Oct. 29, 1898, Ina Wagner, aged 3 years, of membraneous croup. Funeral services were held at the house, on Sunday, by Rev. Krewel, after which internment took place at Coxville Cemetery.  

  •             Pearley Cox is very sick at the home of William Cox. 

  •             The Red Men and Pocohontas of this place gave a banquet at their hall, Saturday evening, Oct. 29, at  which supper was served to all. A cake walk was also one of the features of the evening, the cake being won by John Buckley, of Coxville, and Miss Sarah Roberts, of Rosedale.

COLOMA 

  • John Ghose and daughter, of Kingman, attended church here last Thursday. 

  • George Wright has gone to Illinois to gather corn.

  •  C. T. Allen had a valuable horse killed by a falling tree, Saturday. The tree knocked another horse down and came near falling on one of Mr. Allen’s boys.  

  • The oyster supper at C. S. Woodard’s, Monday night, was o. k.

MINSHALL 

  • There is not a vacant house in town. Wes Geller has bought and occupies the last one of the Coal Company’s houses. 

  • Charles Dailey and Daniel Strange, viewers of the Raccoon Township gravel road, stopped, Friday night with James Hopper. 

  • Corn husking is the order of the day. Corn is not turning out as good as was  expected. 

  • Mrs. Al Lewis and Miss Mary Detro, of Rosedale, were guests of Mrs. Frank Hopper, Thursday night. 

  • Henry Cahill and wife, of Rosedale, and Frank Annway and wife, of Rockville, Sundayed with Frank Hopper.”