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 1911 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, February 22, 1911 


  • “Miss Lorn REEDER entertained the Friday club last week.
  • Rev. George LINEBARGER returned last week from a month’s sojourn to Louisiana.
  • Master 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.
  • John 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.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LINEBARGER, of Rockville, were Sunday guests of relatives here.”


Rockville Republican, May 3, 1911


  • “Mrs. Jas. A. RUSSELL has been confined to he home for several weeks past but is gradually improving. 

  • A base 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. 

  • Mrs. 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.”

 Rockville 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 improving slowly. 

  •             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 


  • “Perry A. SOWERS, et. al., to Clayton ATKINSON, land in Sugar Creek…$25.00.
  • Thomas J. GROVES, et. ux., to Juliet V. STROUSE, and hus., land in Adams and part lot 57, Rockville…$8,000.
  • Samuel SKEETERS, et. ux., to Jas. E. BROCKWAY, lot 5 and part of lot 4, Craig’s add. to Mecca…$800.
  • Edward LAWSON, et. ux., to Emma A. RUTTER, land in Raccoon…$150.”


  • “Mr. and Mrs. Earl DAVIES and son Glen, are visiting with his brother Clayton and family at West Lebanon.
  • Mrs. McCALL left last week to spend the remainder of the winter with her son John at Frankfort.
  • Mr. and 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.
  • George BARNES of Indianapolis, spent the first part of last week with his sister, Mrs. Beverly BANTA.
  • Miss Lelia McCAMPBELL is with her parents for a 10 day’s visit.
  • Mrs. Phronia DOOLEY and children are spending some days at Indianapolis with relatives there.