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1897 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, February 3, 1897 


  • “Mrs. Claude ENSEY did not have a fine piano destroyed when her father’s (John STARK’s) house burned. Her mother had an organ, but it was saved.
  • Master Lennie NORMAN received a fine gilt-edged flexible back Bible presented by his mother.
  • Pete ENSOR arrived from Tennessee last Friday where he has been at work in timber since last July.”

 Rockville Tribune, November 25, 1897

  • “Samuel Skeeters has purchased that part of the Laverty land known as the ‘upper bottom’. 

  • Judson item – ‘With eggs 20 cents a dozen in our town the poor man will have to eat his bacon without them and be thankful for the bacon.’ 

  • Married at the Friends Church, Bloomingdale, Nov. 17, John Cook to Miss Alice Lindley. 

  • M. W. Marshall is now our postmaster, Cyril Connelley will be his deputy.”