Saturday, March 1, 2008

Webster County News 1925

As stated in the 6 February 2008 blog, news items are often found in the newspaper of a nearby county or state. The following Webster County, Kentucky items are found in the Evansville Courier & Journal (Evansville, Indiana) on Sunday, 13 September 1925.

Clay News
Clay, Ky., Sept. 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nall announce the arrival Saturday of a baby boy and have named it Allen Smith.

Robert Langston, who has been very sick with malaria fever, is able to be out.

Misses Eda and Sadie Freedberg have entered school at St. Vincent, which is near Morganfield.

John L. Townsend has sold his interest in the hardware business to his partner, Mr. Charles L. Mitchell, who entered in full charge this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Pemberton have moved here from Dixon, where Mr. Pemberton was engaged in the restaurant business.

Emery Hudson, a traffic policeman on the Detroit force, is at home visiting relatives and friends.

Virgil Pritchell and family have returned to their home in Bowling Green after a visit with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Alta Skinner are here from Indianapolis to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Skinner, and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Emery Villines has purchased a barber shop at Providence.

Miss Nell Brown Hammack, sister of Mr. N.C. Hammack, is staying with him and Mrs. Hammack to attend school this year.

A reunion of the Johnson family was held at Measles Springs last Sunday and a number of relatives from Indiana were present.

Miss Hazel Love left Monday morning for Louisville to enter the conservatory of music.

J.B. Blackwell returned home in Winter Haven, Fla. Monday after coming to attend the funeral of his nephew, Carville Vaughn, last week. His son, Kenneth, went home with him to make his home.

Miss Marjorie Jenkins left Sunday for Morganfield, where she has a position in the schools there.

Providence News
The many friends of Raymond Dorris and Miss Emma Holloman of this town were much suprised at the announcement that they had been married since May 17. Soon after her marriage, Mrs. Dorris was graduated from the local high school.

A commercial department has been added to the Providence high school under the management of Miss Robbie Thomas, late candidate for county clerk.

W.C. Petty, Ellis Leeper, Cleve Cannaday and Walter Hooe, the "big four" of the Providence Gun club, attended a shooting match at Uniontown this week and returned home laden with spoils of the contest.

Providence friends have received announcement of the birth of a daughter, Bernice Esther, at Seattle, Wash., to Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Reynolds of this place who are spending the summer there with Mrs. Reynolds' parents.

Everett and Roy Jennings of Chicago, who have been visiting their mother here, have returned home.

T.B. Hunter and family have moved into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Benjamin on Main street.

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