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 1901 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, March 6, 1901 


  • “Grant Delp’s best cow fell over the bluff, near his shingle factory, and killed herself. 

  • The writer was misinformed as to the sex of Sherman Delp’s baby. The youngster has decided to be a girl. We beg her pardon. 

  • Joe Phipps, who has been in Texas for some years, has returned to this vicinity. 

  • John Pitzer has been quite sick. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wendall are visiting the latter’s brother, Pete Featherstone, near Leatherwood.”


  • “Mrs. Henry CAHILL of Rosedale visited relatives here the past week.
  • Daisy McGUIRE of No. 10 Vigo County, visited Etta HUMPHREY over Sunday.
  • David TINDER is moving into the Enoch WILKEY property.
  • Jennie HOWARD of near Coxville visited her brother, C. A. KELLER, Friday, and attended church.
  • J. L. HAYES and Arthur WOOD opened Hiner Thompson’s sugar camp Saturday. They report the sap runs freely.”       

 Rockville Tribune, March 13, 1901



  • “Mrs. L. R. Jessup and two youngest daughters will go to Valley Mills sometime this week to visit relatives. 

  • Davis Hopper, the aged father of Charles and Lester Hopper, died at his home here, Thursday. The funeral took place on Friday. 

  • There will be an old-fashioned ‘spelling school’ in the assembly room of the academy, Thursday evening, March 14. Everybody come and enjoy the fun. Admission 5 cents. Premiums given to best speller. 

  • John Maddock was at Milligan, last Monday.” 

  Rockville Tribune, March 20, 1901


  • “Mrs. Ida Allen is quite sick. 

  • John W. Phipps and wife of Clinton have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Eliza Barker. 

  • Leonard Webster has received and accepted an offer from Fremont Alfrey of Missouri of $30 a month the year round to superintend himself in the work of clearing the Alfrey estate. This is good  for our S.S. superintendent.  

  • Mrs. Eliza Barker has choking spells and is gradually growing weaker. Some Christian ladies of Marshall sent her some acceptable presents of canned pears and other things. 

  • J. P. Hutson captured a grasshopper March 18, and says it betokens an early spring.”