1904 Parke County
Indiana Newspaper Items
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Rockville Republican, April 13, 1904
CLARK and wife were in Rockville, Monday, on business.
Eliza BARNES died at the home of her son, J. S. Barnes, last Friday morning,
at the ripe old age of 82 years, 9 months, and 22 days. She died of diseases
incident to old age. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Baptist
church, Rev. Liston officiating, Internment in Bethany Cemetery.
BARNES of St. Joseph, Mo., Geo. H. Barnes and wife of Indianapolis, Mrs.
Sarah Cannon of Mason, Ill., Mrs. F. E. Fisher and sister of Lucerne, Ind.,
Mrs. Joseph Feuquay of Jessup and John Oldshoe and wife of Waveland were
among those from a distance in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Eliza
Ideoma ARMSTRONG and little son Aaron of Catlin spent last Tuesday with Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. McMurtry.
BARNES visited his sister, Mrs. Dr. Randall, in Ambia, last week.”
Rockville Tribune, April 20, 1904
DELP visited her aunt, Ida KIGER, over Sunday.
CROWDER’s baby has been quite sick.
has moved into the Wolf property near he Fisher school.
DELP went to the election and stayed over Sunday with his uncle, the
LUNDGREN went Thursday night to see his best girl and hitched his horse to a
tree. The horse thought the best girl lived in a different direction, and so
broke loose and ran down the road to John Ferguson’s. It tore up the
harness, but had the good judgment to damage neither itself or the buggy,
and finally hitching itself by the lines to a clump of bushes, patiently
awaited till morning. When Paul saw his horse come home uninjured next
morning, he finally decided to make up with it.
DELP and Nathan BENNETT attended the meeting held at Friends’ Union Church
by Rev. Joseph Barker, last Thursday night.”
Tribune, July 20, 1904
Mrs. And Mrs. Allan
BROCKWAY are at the Exposition this week.
Miss Ella BAKER
gave a delightful six o’clock dinner to a number of friends, Monday.
Fred STITH went to
Greencastle, Sunday, where he will remain several days visiting friends.
Miss Lucy ALLEN
left Duluth, Minn., Monday, to visit her sister, Mrs. Margaret McLEAN.
July 13, was the 86th birthday of Mr. Joseph SMITH, who lives on the farm of
his son, north of Rockville. His daughter-in-law carried him a large bunch
of sweet peas for a birthday remembrance. After inhaling their fragrance the
old man remarked that is eyes were too old to see the blossoms and asked his
daughter to bring the flowers to Mrs. Juliet V. STRAUSS, of the Tribune,
with an old man’s compliments on his 86th birthday, and in memory of old
times many years ago when Mr. Smith was well acquainted with Mrs. Strouse’s
parent’s, who though both were younger than Mr. Smith, have passed into the
great beyond. The little gift and the sentiment that accompanied it were
highly appreciated by Mrs. Strouse, who is a lover of the aged, holding them
ever in respectful affection.
Rockville Republican, July 27, 1904
ADAMS and wife attended the funeral of William GILKESON, Sunday.
HOPPER and children and Alma Hopper and baby Donald spent last Thursday at
NEVINS finished the cement work on their road, Saturday. There were three
all proud to know we had the prettiest baby boy in Rosedale, June 16 –
PETHERAM returned home sick from here visit in Rosedale and is still quite