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 1889 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 Republican, October 23, 1889


  • “The clover huller is with us again.  

  • A. R. McMurtry, of Marshall, has had four teams hauling tile this week from the mill here to his farm.  

  • Elwood Phipps and Miss Ross A. Manley were married at Rockville on Saturday, Oct 12. A house will be built for them at Byron.  

  • Mrs. Gay, living in this neighborhood, dropped dead on last Friday morning and was buried in the Bilbo graveyard Saturday. She was born in Randolph County, N. C., in 1802, and had been a resident of this county for many years.”


  • “Martin MORRIS, one of our best young men, is studying civil engineering at Ann Arbor.
  • John BLUE, of Montezuma, visits these parts occasionally. A fair Quakeress of the town is no doubt the terminus of the electrical wire.
  • Branson SANDERS and wife arrived at home last week from a trip to Holdrege, Neb., where they had been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Huldah MILLER.”