1911 Parke County
Indiana Newspaper Items
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Rockville Tribune, February 22, 1911
Lorn REEDER entertained the Friday club last week.
George LINEBARGER returned last week from a month’s sojourn to Louisiana.
Lebert BLUE, who has been in attendance at the Manual Training School in
Indianapolis, has given up his work for this year on account of ill health.
KING came over from Gas City last week to sell ten teams of mules, which he
has in Montezuma. The sale is private at the Rierdan barn.
Mrs. J. A. LINEBARGER, of Rockville, were Sunday guests of relatives here.”
Rockville Republican, May 3, 1911
Jas. A. RUSSELL has been confined to he home for several weeks past but is
ball team was organized for this place last Wednesday night and the boys are
busy practicing. Omar NEWMAN will act as manager and captain and Earl MILLER
as treasurer. The other members are Ernest TEAGUE, Fay LOUGH, Luther
McINTYRE, Henry McCUNE, Francis McINTYRE, Charley HOWELL, Parke McCAMPBELL.
Dora ADAMS left Tuesday morning for Topeka, Kan., called there by the
critical illness of her sister, Mrs. Maggie DAVIS. Mrs. M. C. WARE of
Indianapolis joined her at this place and went with her.”
Tribune, July 25, 1911
“Mrs. Wallace Pence will be hostess for the Pricilla Needle
Circle next Friday afternoon.
William Smith, a brother of Hammet Smith who was drowned in
Rohm’s mill pond, and oldest son of the late Reuben Smith, is dangerously
sick at his home near Bluff Mills, and his death is expected at any moment.
Dominick Iavello and Toni Bertetti, on Saturday, in the Parke
Circuit Court renounced their allegiance to Victor Emmanuel III, King of
Italy, and declared their intentions of becoming citizens of the U. S.
Sidwell Alden went to Bridgeton, Monday morning in the
automobile of Frank H. Nichols, from where in company with Dr. R. C. Peare,
he took Mrs. Edward Overpeck to the Union Hospital at Terre Haute. Mrs.
Overpeck, who is the daughter of James B. Miller, of Rockville, will be
operated on by Dr. W. E. Bell tomorrow.”
Rockville Tribune, September 5, 1911
“Mrs. Lina Newlin has been spending a week visiting with her
children at Indianapolis.
Born – To Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Poe, August 28, a son; on the 30th
to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fox, a daughter.
Miss Lela McCampbell, after a three weeks vacation, returned
Monday to her position in Indianapolis.
The funeral of Charles Burford, at the residence Sunday, was
attended by several people of this place. Burial at Bethany.
John McMurtry, who has been very ill for two weeks, is now
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vanhook were in Marshall Sunday.”
Rockville Tribune, October 10, 1911
“Jno. Huxford, Jr. and family of Florida Township, and Miss
Lottie Cole of Terre Haute, came up in the Huxford car, Monday, and visited
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cole.
George Beatty has moved from the Miller farm south of town to
his own farm northeast of Bridgeton.
Charles Alexander made a business trip to Rockville, Friday.
There will be an ice cream and box supper at the Hartman school,
Miss Winnie Irwin, teacher, on Saturday night, Oct. 28. The proceeds will be
devoted to the school library and everybody is cordially invited to attend
and help with the worthy object.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert wells of Mansfield visited his brother, John
and wife, Saturday night and Sunday.
Rockville Tribune, December 26, 1911
A. SOWERS, et. al., to Clayton ATKINSON, land in Sugar Creek…$25.00.
J. GROVES, et. ux., to Juliet V. STROUSE, and hus., land in Adams and part
lot 57, Rockville…$8,000.
SKEETERS, et. ux., to Jas. E. BROCKWAY, lot 5 and part of lot 4, Craig’s
add. to Mecca…$800.
LAWSON, et. ux., to Emma A. RUTTER, land in Raccoon…$150.”
and Mrs. Earl DAVIES and son Glen, are visiting with his brother Clayton and
family at West Lebanon.
McCALL left last week to spend the remainder of the winter with her son John
Mrs. Dave LITSEY spent a few days last week with Mrs. Litsey’s mother, Aunt
Jane WILSON, at Bloomingdale. Although in her 99th year, Mrs. NELSON is in a
good degree of health.
BARNES of Indianapolis, spent the first part of last week with his sister,
Mrs. Beverly BANTA.
Lelia McCAMPBELL is with her parents for a 10 day’s visit.
Phronia DOOLEY and children are spending some days at Indianapolis with