Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Newspaper Abstracts 1923

Even though your local newspaper might not have extant issues for the period you want, you might find information in the newspaper of an adjoining county or even in the nearest large town newspaper. The newspapers of Paducah, Hopkinsville and Evansville, Indiana often contained news of the smaller counties. The following entries were gleaned from the Evansville Courier, which is available on microfilm at Willard Library, Evansville. Items from the Henderson, Kentucky newspaper will be presented at a later date.

30 May 1923
Norten Jones, 60, died of heart trouble at his home in Spring Grove yesterday at noon. The funeral was held at Woodland church this afternoon after which interment took place in the cemetery there. He leaves a widow and two half-sisters, Mrs. Jim Tom Curry of Henshaw and Mrs. Robert Hagon of Sturgis.

1 June 1923
The contract for the grading of the federal highway on the 16 miles between Morganfield and the Crittenden County line was let at Frankfort yesterday at a bid of $125,300 and went to W.W. Carter of Clay, Ky.

Mrs. Francis M. Scott, widow of Elbert Scott, who died a short time ago as a result of an injury received in a gas explosion in the mines of the Madison Coal company at Central City, qualified here today in county court as guardian of their children, Dorothy, Hazel and Thelma.

Marriage license was granted to William Henry Stevens and Miss Anna Louis Bingham by County Clerk Kerney today. They will be married by Rev. R.C. Raham. Their parents are well-to-do farmers in the Henshaw neighborhood.

3 June 1923
Funeral services for James A. Young, 70, who died last Tuesday of advanced age, were held this morning, Rev. Louis A. Warren of the Christian church officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow and three sons, James, Herbert and Blanton. He also leaves three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Dan McKinney, Mrs. J.H. Mobley, Mrs. Kate Henshaw and J.W. Young, all of this county, and Rogers Young of Paducah.

Last rites were observed today for Mason Stewart, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Stewart. Rev. W.B. Brooks, Baptist minister, of Sturgis, conducted the ceremonies.

4 June 1923
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas Thompson were held Friday afternoon and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. She was 55 years old when she died Thursday following a protracted illness with consumption. She is survived by her husband and several children.

Funeral services for Mrs. T.W. Lamber were held at the home Saturday morning. Mrs. Lamber died Friday morning at 85 years of age as a result of an injury. She fell two weeks ago and sustained a fractured hip. She is survived by four sons and three daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Drury, who lost their residence and contents in a fire May 5, have filed suit in Union circuit court for $16,000 against the Kentucky Utilities company. The suit alleges defective wiring installed by the defendant was the cause of the fire.

4 June 1923
Police are searching for Agnes Peffer, 17, and Wayne Hammock, 30, who allegedly eloped from their homes in Uniontown, Ky., in an automobile to get married. The father of the girl, Louis Peffer, asks for their arrest. Peffer informed the local police they left Uniontown Saturday morning in the automobile after telling their friends they would be married in Evansville and then go to St. Louis on a honeymoon.

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