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 1905 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 1, 1905 


  • “John Asbury and wife and Mrs. S. K. Fuson were guests of Mr. Hawery and wife Sunday.
  • Charlie McMurtry and wife have charge of the babe of Mr. McMurtry’s sister, Mrs. Durham of Waveland, while she is away undergoing treatment.
  • Miss Glade Frazier of Rosedale attended the funeral of Mrs. J. H. Harrison Wednesday.
  • Harvey Rush and wife went to Waveland, Sunday, to see Mrs. Robert Burford, who is sick but improving.”

 Rockville Tribune, May 31, 1905


  • Last Thursday William BOYD passed along the south side with 3 fine poplar logs, the like of which has not been seen on our streets since the days of Bob WESLEY and his team of oxen. The load measured 1,439 feet. 

  • Births – To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ENSOR, a son. To Mr. and Mrs. J. E. MOORE, a son. 

  • Deaths – Mrs. Sarah PHIPPS. Hiram JESTER. 

  • Quite an accident occurred at the saw mill at Catlin Thursday. While sawing the saw struck a rock in the log, knocking out six teeth, severely injuring W. T. DAY, one of the workmen.