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1909 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 4, 1919 


  • “Mrs. Jams BURNSIDE of Morocco, is visiting relatives here.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bonner HAZLETT were shopping in Rockville, Friday.
  • Ott NORMAN and wife spent one day last week with relatives near Kingman.
  • Ralph ALEXANDER spent Sunday with John Alexander and family.
  • Dan KELLER spent a few days here last week with W. O. Norman and wife.
  • Charles GASTINEAU and family spent Sunday with W. A. McCAMMON and family.
  • Miss Jessie CAPLINGER attended the operetta at Waveland, Wednesday night, and spent the night with Mrs. Lottie SMITH.”

 Rockville Tribune, September 17, 1909 


  • “Thomas PEYTON of Judson passed Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. STOUT.
  • Mr. and Mrs. T. H. SKEETERS and son, Dewey, of Adams Township, visited L. M. McCLAIN and family Sunday.
  • Luke AKERS and Jim BROCKWAY shredded fodder around here last week.
  • Jack SPENCER delivered a load of hogs to the railroad at Bridgeton, Thursday.
  • A band of youngsters gave Mr. and Mrs. J. O. STOUT a rousing charivari Wednesday night. After about two hours of noise they were invited in and treated to the refreshments usually provided for such occasion.”       

 Rockville Tribune, December, 1, 1909 


  • Charles PENCE, who has been quite sick for several weeks, is slowly regaining his strength.
  • Quite a crowd from here (Catlin) attended the HOPPER sale at Minshall, Friday.
  • Ernest CAUSEY returned to his school at Bluffton, Sunday.
  • Ivah and Mellie LINEBARGER and Muriel HARVEY attended teachers Association at Rockville, Friday and Saturday.
  • Tommie CAUSEY and others are enjoying hunting in Oklahoma.
  • David LINEBARGER and wife attended the stock show at Chicago last week.”

 Rockville Tribune, December 8, 1909 


  • “The farmers are about all through husking corn.
  • Mrs. John PHIPPS shipped a fine Pekin drake to Fred O. PEYTON, of Milligan, Monday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles DAILY, Miss Lila BRADFIELD, of Florida Township, and Miss Mamie COOK, of Clinton left for Florida, Tuesday.
  • John BROCKWAY, James BALDWIN, Bert COOK and Alf HIXON attended the International Stock Show at Chicago, last week.
  • Edward CARPENTER and family spent Thursday at George PHIPPS’.”