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1907 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, 1907 


  • “The commissioners received the Perry HUXFORD gravel road in Florida Township, Monday, and appointed T. H. PENCE, John SMITH, and Louis BOYD as viewers to locate a new highway on the Penn and Reserve line. The viewers were ordered to meet on the 19th of March. Tuesday morning liquor license was granted tp Fred T. STITH, Rockville, John STRINSKI and Stephen MARIETTA, of Diamond. 

  • George JESSUP received a magnificent bronze turkey gobbler, Monday, sent to him by his friend, Martin GOSS, of Jeffersonville, as a present. It is perhaps the largest turkey ever seen in Parke County. The weight of the crate and turkey was 70 pounds – the turkey weighing at least fifty pounds.

Rockville Tribune, May 15, 1907 

“Mr. Charles Oscar ATKINSON and Miss Leta Florence STRICKLER were married at 2 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, at the residence of Claude Whitesell, by Rev. W. H. Vancleave. Over fifty guests were present to extend congratulations and partake of the refreshments that followed the ceremony. The happy couple drove to Clinton that afternoon for a short visit with friends in that town. They will reside with Mrs. E. A. Atkinson on Erie Street, Rockville”