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1908 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, January 1, 1908

NOTES   

  • “A. R. McMurtry, who has been sick for several months, was able to drive to Rockville from his home near Bethany, last Thursday. Mr. McMurtry is looking well.  

  • Miss Elizabeth Burford, saleswoman in the cloak and suit department of the Herz Bazaar, Terre Haute, visited a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Harry Boyd, of Mecca, and Mrs. John Noel, returning to the city Wednesday night.  

  • Mr. and Mrs. George Miller and little son James, returned last Friday from Greencastle, where they spent Christmas with Mrs. Miller’s relatives.”

LOCAL 

  • “Miss Elizabeth BURFORD, saleswoman in the cloak and suit department of the Herz Bazaar, Terre Haute, visited a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Harry BOYD, of Mecca, and Mrs. John NOEL, returning to the city Wednesday night.
  • R. McMURTRY, who has been sick for several months, was able to drive to Rockville from his home near Bethany, last Thursday. Mr. McMurtry is looking well.
  • Superintendent and Mrs. John A, LINEBARGER were called to Montezuma last Wednesday by the critical illness of the latter’s father, James BLUE.”

 Rockville Tribune, January 8, 1908 

LOCAL 

  • “Scott RUSSELL arrived at his destination of the 1st of January, and is now in charge of the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun club. His post office address is Franklin, Pa.
  • W. S. HUMPHRIES, who has spent a fortnight with the family of his brother, L. B. Humphries, returned to his home in Vesuvius, Va., Tuesday. Miss Rose Humphries accompanied him as far as Indianapolis.
  • J. WOLFE, of Waveland, transacted business in Rockville, Monday. Mr. Wolfe is a soon of the late Henry Wolfe, who built among others the first wooden bridge across Little Raccoon on the Bellmore Road. Mr. Wolfe in now head of the A. J. Wolfe Lumber Company, a prosperous concern located at Newport, Ark.
  • Eons LANNING left Monday night for a visit with his brother at Green River Utah.
  • Eli ALEXANDER, of Greene Township, who contemplates moving to Oklahoma, will have a public sale of personal property on the 4th of February.

 Rockville Tribune, January 15, 1908 

MONTEZUMA 

  • “Claude VESTAL left Saturday for Purdue, where he enters upon a two months term of work in the agricultural department.
  • The township teachers held their fifth institute last Saturday. The meeting was held at the opera house.
  • Mrs. Mary BLUE offers her large home here for rent, she having made arrangements to reside with her daughter in Rockville.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. HIXON and young son, of Attica, were with Mrs. Hixon’s parents here over night Saturday.
  • Dr. DOOLEY is attending to Douglas Mathas in a sickness which promises to develop into typhoid fever.”

   Rockville Republican, February 5, 1908

  • “Miss Myrtle CONKLIN of Dana, Miss Lula BOYD of Rockville and Miss Lina COOK of Covington are guest of Miss Zula HIXON.

  • Mrs. Lou HUXFORD is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jesse BAUGH. Mrs. Huxford is enjoying a month’s vacation from her place in Morgan’s store in Clinton.

  • The sixth Teacher’s institute was held here, Saturday.

  • Rev. W. H. MILLER filled his regular appointment here, Sunday.”