Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jan. 7, 1880 from Town and County Items.
- Mr. W. H. Parmley tells us to inform the public that horse shoeing is his profession, two miles south of Piney Church.
- Mrs. Mary J. Wilson, sister of our esteemed citizen J. H. Hillyard, died at her home near Bethlehem Church in Caldwell County last week. Mrs. Wlson was sick but a few days previous to death, heart disease, accompanied with a paralytic stroke caused her death.
- Mr. Wm. Massey and son who left this county three months since in search of green fields and more salubrious climate reached Marion on their return seeking somewhere to rest their weary heads. While absent they learned of the advantages of Crittenden County.
- Below is given the names of the oldest people of the county, accompanied with their ages as given to the enumorators. The average of those named is a fraction above eighty-four years: Wicket Bell, col. 101 years; Sally Mayes, col, 100; Gavin Duncan, 91, Jacob Koon, 90; J. R. Hodge, 90; Jenny Wyatt, col. 90; John Taber, 87; Geo. Green, 88; Stephen Young, 88; John Fritts, 88; Jane Bruce, 86; Elizabeth Brown, 84; Arthur Clement, col, 84; Jacob Crayne, 83; John H. Robertson, 83; Elizabeth Brasher, 82; Martha Conyers, 82; Phillip Thurmond, 82; John Hunt, 81; Jane A. Pierce, 81; Wm. Ford, 81; James Carrick, 80; Margary Clark, 80; Margary Clark 80; Peter Shoemaker, 80; Anthony Franklin, 80; Patsey Pryor, 80; David Lamb, 80; Martha Rutherford, 80; John Tate Phillips, 80; Wm. Simpson, 80; Ocsar Hughes, col, 80.
Needmore Items - Sept. 15, 1880
Needmore is situated on the Marion and Dycusburg road, five miles from the latter place. In the village there is one store house, one blacksmith shop, a Masonic Lodge with a membership of twenty five. (This village is known as Frances today)
- There is a good opening here for a dry good and grocery store.
- Yandell Spar mines, near this place, have stopped operating, but will open up again soon.
- The tobacco crop of this section is not a good one. Mr. A. B. Wicker has the largest crop.
- Mr. George Boaz was thrown from his horse the other day, and his collar bone was broken.
- Mrs. Mag Henson is recovering from a spell of sickness.
- Mr. Luther Carpenter is very ill with the flux.
Monday, April 14, 2008
- Messrs T. J. Woody and F. Martin left Monday for parts unknown perhaps they will go to the Indian Territory.
- Wm. Brightman, of Blackford, informs us that he has decided to go to Texas.
- Married at the residence of the bride's father, John Gilbert, Mr. Joseph Brantley to Miss Pernecy Ann Gilbert. Rev. B. F. McMican officiating. A large number of friends witnessed the happy occasion and after the ceremony the guests went to the dining room and partook of a most elegant supper.
October 23, 1890 - Items from Fords Ferry Community.
- Married at the residence of the brides father, Wednesday, Oct. 15th, Mr. L. E. Cook, of this place and Miss Fannie Nunn, of Bells mines. After the ceremony the bride and groom, and many guests were invited into the dining room where they partook of the eatables prepared for t he occasion. The happy couple left the next day for their future home at this place.
- Mrs. S. Hodge of Marion is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Flanary.
- Miss Mary Heath and Miss Sallie Rankin, are visiting relatives near Clay, in Webster County this week.
- H. B. Williams lost his house by fire about a year ago and is rebuilding again.
- The protracted meeting at Dunn Spring still continues, up to this time there has been about twelve conversions.
- Miss Nonie Williams of Weston, is the guest of Mr. E. R. Williams family this week.
- There will be a spelling match at Cottage Grove October 30th. Everyone is invited.
- W. D. Williams, who received a severe wound on the head from a falling limb three weeks ago is able to be up again.
- Flanary Bros. have improved the looks of their store considerably by building a new porch in front; also with a new stock of good.
- Yeakey Douglas, our village blacksmiths, are prepared to do all kinds of iron and wood work.
- Some parties from Illinois visited our town a few days ago and by mistake of a little too much of Wofford's best, and in attempting to cross the river upset their gondola, and the consequence was they were plunged into the cold waters of the Ohio and barley escaped drowning.
April 9, 1891 New Salem Community Items.
- Died at the residence of his father J. W. Grimes, on March 31, Robert Grimes, in the 19th year of his age. Robert was a good boy. His remains were buried at Tyners Chapel April 1st.
- An infant of D. R. Brown's died last week.
- Tyners Chappel and Emmaus churches are receiving a handsome painting by the good people of their neighborhoods.
- Sabbath school was organized at New Salem on the 5th, with Frank Threlkeld as Superintendent, S. E. Brouster assistant, and Miss Carrie Harpending secretary. We hope the school may prosper.
- W. L. LaRue and his assistants spent another day last week surveying the bluff road.
- Esq. E. H. Taylor still wears the champion belt for the best wheat field in this section and Bill Tyner comes in next.
- We are glad to report Uncle John Tyner up and on foot again, after a siege with the grippe.
- James Kirk has returned from a 5 weeks visit to friends and relatives in Missouri and Arkansas. Jim reports times very hard and money scarce out West, and is willing to risk his chances in old "Kaintuck."
Sunday, April 6, 2008
- W. J. Hodges, a big 49 year-old Republican, and a Cumberland Presbyterian.
- William A. Woodall, aged 41 years, and a Republican for 41 years, and a Baptist for more than a score.
- David W. Brookshire, who stands charged with 56 years of time a Republican and a Baptist
- David Washington "Wash" DeBoe with a luxurious hirsute growth on his chin, but with a dirth of a similar production on the top of his head. He pulls the beam of time at 54, and is a Cumberland Presbyterian.
- William Fowler, who has been knocking around the county for 57 years; he is a Democrat, and according to his statement, "goes to all the churches."
- J. A. Yandell, whose venerable looks show plainly that he has reached three score and ten and three. He is a Republican, and doesn't belong to any church.
- J. Frank Conger, the liveliest one of the whole lot, who was reading the Press, smiled as he said: "I am only 33, a Baptist, a Republican and the best looking one of this whole lot of grand jurors."
- W. A. Adams, hale and hearty at 67, a Democrat of the old school, and a Cumberland Presbyterian.
- R. C. Givens, who had just reached the middle point of the time allotted to man, 35 years. He is a Republican when he votes, but has voted only three times, he is a Cumberland Presbyterian.
- G. W. Parish, sturdy looking as a forest oak, is just turning the 52 year; he is a Democrat and a Baptist.
- R. E. Pickens, the only merchant on the panel, handsome and suave as a man of 25, yet on the books he is charged up with 51 years. He is a Democrat and a Presbyterian.
- R. W. Wood, with a big plain honest Methodist, Democratic face, has passed by the 50th year milestone, but is yet as mild, unassuming and pleasant as a fresh modest youth.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
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