1898 Parke County
Indiana Newspaper Items
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Rockville Tribune, October 6, 1898
“Elbridge BOYD formed one of a party of Parke County home seekers who left
for a Texas trip, Tuesday.
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.
received that Nathan STRICKLER’s, Tuesday, shows his condition to be very
grave, and he is not expected to live many days
H. ALLEN, of Terre Haute, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. BURFORD,
Tribune, November 10, 1898
“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.
Ghose and daughter, of Kingman, attended church here last Thursday.
Wright has gone to Illinois to gather corn.
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.
oyster supper at C. S. Woodard’s, Monday night, was o. k.
is not a vacant house in town. Wes Geller has bought and occupies the last
one of the Coal Company’s houses.
Dailey and Daniel Strange, viewers of the Raccoon Township gravel road,
stopped, Friday night with James Hopper.
husking is the order of the day. Corn is not turning out as good as was
Lewis and Miss Mary Detro, of Rosedale, were guests of Mrs. Frank Hopper,
Cahill and wife, of Rosedale, and Frank Annway and wife, of Rockville,
Sundayed with Frank Hopper.”