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 1916 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

  Parke County Times, November 10, 1916


  • “Listen for the wedding bells. 

  • Miss Martha Belt of Lafayette, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CV. P. Belt last week. She was accompanied by Gertrude Anna Mowher, a bright little miss of three years.  

  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Vanfossan, November 5, a daughter. 

  • George Beatty and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Walters.   

  • E. H. Cahill and family left Tuesday for Kenmore, O., where they will spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Cahill have three sons there at work in a rubber plant and he also has been employed by the same company.”



  • “Ed Viquesney of Terre Haute, died in Union Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Viquesney is a prominent business man, and well known in Rockville. He was a nephew of Mrs. James Beadle. Funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon. 

  • Cyrill C. Connelly, according to a dispatch in the Indianapolis News, of Tuesday night, has been elected registrar of the Indian State Normal School, by it s bard of trustees. The position is obtain January 1.  

  • The wedding bells should have rung for Sunday for a young couple in this vicinity, but Paris, Ill., is so distant that the friends did not hear the faintest chime. Earl Jessup and Miss Hazle, the youngest daughter of Thomas Kelshimer, stole a march on their friends and were quietly married in Paris, Ill., Sunday, November 5. Mr. Jessup is a prosperous  young farmer of Jessups, and his bride is popular among her friends. They are living with the bride’s parents at present. Their many friends wish them happiness and prosperity.”