1902 Parke County
Indiana Newspaper Items
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February 19, 1902
“Fishing is quite a pastime. We suppose they bite quite well.
Messrs. Bell and Martin, of Bridgeton, were here, last Saturday,
on telephone business. They report business lively down there. A rough
estimate places the number of free line phones centering at Bridgeton at 140
Mrs. Cyrus Goss and Mrs. Mort Overpeck are both dangerously
Poisoning dogs is quite common. About eight or ten died Lat
week, among them being Dr. Peare’s big dog Roger.”
Rockville Republican, July 16, 1902
Anna STITH was awarded $2,500 judgment against the Terre Haute & Logansport
railroad for the death of her son Dick Stith, who was killed in an accident
near Judson when a cut of freight cars became detached from a train at
Waveland and crashed into Stith’s engine. Suit had been brought for $10,000.
item says people go in crowds to see the oil well on Jim HAZLETT’s farm. It
proved to be marsh gas.
wheat yield is reported by Marion HATFIELD of near Marshall. A field of 12
acres averaged 44 bushels per acre.
Republican, October 22, 1902
and wife visited at Montezuma Sunday.
Charley ASBURY and
family and Harvey RUSH and wife visited at Wm. and Cindy COLLINGS’ Sunday.
Wm. SKEETERS got
two of his fingers badly mashed Saturday. He was in a car and standing in
the doorway when the door blew shut on his fingers.
Mrs. Ora HARRISON
and children and Harley Heath and wife visited Homer Skeeters and family
Sunday. Also Mrs. J. H HARRISON and Mrs. Wm SKEETERS on Monday.
McCAMPBELL and Mrs. Jewel HORN drove over to Harold Henderson’s school near
Hollandsburg Friday evening and Mr. HENDERSON accompanied them home.
SKEETERS got two of his fingers badly mashed Saturday. He was in a car and
standing in the doorway when the door blew shut on his fingers.
BARKER of Kingman visited Mrs. George Barker Sunday.
are out announcing the marriage of Wm. TITUS and Susie MARIS Wednesday
evening at 7:30 o’clock.
NORMAN made a flying trip home Saturday to attend to some fall work and on
account of the unaccommodating run of the trains could stay but a few hours.
Ike LOWRY of Rockville, youngest daughter living of Wm. NUTGRASS, was
present at his funeral last Saturday and remained over night with her
mother, Mrs. Jane Nutgrass, who she had not seen for over two years.
SUTTON will move in with his mother at Judson immediately after his sale