Friday, May 2, 2008

Webster County News 1906

If there are no extant newspapers for a particular time period, try searching in other area newspapers. The Henderson, Kentucky newspapers were particularly faithful in reporting community news from Union and Webster counties. The following items on Sebree (Webster County), Kentucky are taken from the Henderson Daily Gleaner, Friday, 16 July 1906, page 6.

Died, on Monday morning at his home, Mr. Ewing Clark. Mr. Clark was born in Hopkins County, Ky Dec. 25, 1838, and has been a resident of this place for 25 years. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He leaves a widow, almost blind, and four children, Richard Clark, of St. Louis; Mrs. Sam King, Wheatcroft; Mrs. Zacie Eakins, Lisman; Mrs. Will Doyal, Providence; besides four brothers and one sister, who are Aaron Clark, Earlington; Rev. D.F. Clark, Nortonville; Green Clark, Morton's Gap; Rev. Melton Clark, Rich Hill, Mo; Mrs. N.B. Page, Chelsey, Ky. All attended the burial except his son Richard and brother Melton, who could not get here. Rev. W.N. Clark, a nephew, of Earlington, was also present. Mr. Clark was a good neighbor and a kind an affectionate husband, a dutiful father, and has left many friends to mourn his departure. He suffered patiently for about five months. The funeral, by Rev. J.C. Hoskinson, of the Methodist church, at the grave, closed with a touching and pathetic prayer by his nephew, Rev. W.N. Clark, after which he was laid to rest in Springdale Cemetery.

Mr. Oscar Cecil and wife and babe arrived in our town from Evansville Tuesday and are welcome guests of Mrs. Cecil's parents, Mr. and Mrs. General Shelton.

Mr. W.D. Purtle and bride came over Tuesday to visit his mother, Mrs. Mary Purtle. They will return to their home in Evansville today.

Mr. Clyde Edwards and wife left Tuesday for Petersburg, Ind., to visit Mrs. Edwards' old home and relatives. Clyde has resigned his position with the Sebree dry goods store and purchased an interest in the photograph gallery of Mr. Leander Groves.

The Sebree canning factory opened up for work Monday afternoon and began canning blackberries.

On last night there was an ice cream supper given by the Christian Endeavor at the home of Mrs. Sadie Bailey.

Mrs. Ewing Clark will leave tomorrow for Providence, where she will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Will Doyal.

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