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 1946 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, November 28, 1946


  • “Mr. and Mrs. Sid Jacks and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Doan of Greene Township will spend Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Heslar and family. 

  • Misses Joanna Hopper and Mary Ann Stover spent Saturday in Terre Haute. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weir of Flushing, Ohio, are visiting relatives in Kingman, Terre Haute and Rockville. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. George K. Lloyd, Mrs. Theresa L. Wimmer, Mrs. Marguerite Mash attended the church supper and annual bazaar held at the Union Chapel church in Putnam County Saturday night.”


  • “Mr. and Mrs. Norval Chamness of Los Angeles, Calif., are parents of a daughter, Linda, born Nov. 17. The father is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chamness of Marshall. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hadley left Thursday to spend the winter in California. Mrs. Rhoda Banta accompanied them as far as St Louis for a few days visit with her brother, Lester Marshall, and wife. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McCampbell and family of near Russellville were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Jarvis.”

 Rockville Tribune, December 19, 1946


  • “Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jessup of Attica, spent from Saturday until Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jessup. Bussy Lee Wood of Rosedlae, was a Sunday night guest. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hopper and daughter, Marta Marie, and Glenn Featherston attended a Christmas party Monday night at the home of Mrs. Eleanor Pinson at St. Bernice.  

  • Ernest Jessup spent Thursday afternoon with his mother, Mrs. Helen Jessup of Jessup.

  •  Miss Mary Ann Stover spent Saturday night with Miss Joanna Hopper.”