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1899 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, April 20, 1899 


  • “Miss Laura ALLEN, of Rockville, is visiting Charles Scott and wife.
  • Jesse BURFORD is building a house on his farm northwest of town, and will move there when finished.
  • Charles SHANKS, who has been teaching at Sylvania, has returned here to spend the summer.
  • A meeting will be held at the Baptist Church to-morrow to elect a pastor. Rev. S. K. FUSON, of Rockville, will probably be called.”

Rockville Tribune, June 14, 1899 


  • “K. C. LAVERTY and wife spent Saturday and Sunday in Terre Haute with their young son, Raymond, who is in St. Anthony’s hospital, in care of the city’s best opticians.
  • ‘Aunt Ann’ SWAIM returned to her home near Scotland, Ill., Monday, after a month’s visit with her daughter and old-time neighbors here.
  • George USELMAN and wife attended commencement exercise at Bloomingdale, Friday night, and witnessed the graduation of their daughter Stella.
  • Dan FARNER and Clarence BROWN took advantage of the excursion, Saturday night, and visited Cincinnati.”