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1918 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, May 14, 1918 


  • •           “Clyde HORTON went to Terre Haute, Saturday to enlist in the Army.
  • •           Miss Love SKELTON is attending the India State Normal for the summer term.
  • •           Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe BARNES returned to Indianapolis last week. They were called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. Susie Horton.
  • •           James FIRESTONE remains quite poorly.
  • •           Word has been received from all the boys who were called in the draft the 27th of April who are at Camp Taylor, Ky. All are well and say soldier life is not so bad.”


  • “Ruby MOORE of Bellmore, spent Saturday night with Gladys COLEMAN.
  • William TRUMP and family of Russellville, spent Saturday night and Sunday with Roy Trump and family.
  • Born – To Mr. and Mrs. Earl KERR, Friday, May 10, a daughter.
  • Ared SCOTT and Dick REID of Bellmore are building a new porch for Miss Lydia BALL.”

Rockville Tribune, November 12,1918 


  • “Ray HEIDRICK and family of Annapolis ate Sunday dinner with William McINTYRE and wife.
  • Mrs. Elijah McCALL’s body was brought in Wednesday in the 1:30 o’clock train. She died of influenza, having going to Champaign, Ill., to care for a couple of her smaller children who were afflicted with the same disease. They were over here visiting their sisters, Mrs. North PHIPPS and Mrs. John LAWHEAD. Mrs. McCall was 42 years old and the mother of eight children.
  • Mrs. Sue NICKOLS of Bloomingdale, visited her sister, Mrs. Rose ALEXANDER, Friday.
  • There was great rejoicing here among our people of the news of peace.”