Friday, May 8, 2009

Sturgis News 1926

You may wonder why I post these neighborhood news items on this blog. It is among items such as these that we find little gems of information. Where else would we learn where a woman was employed before her marriage or that a person had suffered from a stroke? This is the type of information that adds “flesh to the bones” of our ancestors’ lives. The following items appeared in the Sunday, 7 March 1926 issue of the Evansville Courier and Journal.

Sturgis, Ky., March 6 - Miss Mabel White and Gilbert Gilchrest were quietly married Saturday, February 27, in Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Gilchrest is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. White of near this city and was before her marriage employed at Holt’s Dry Goods store here. Mr. Gilchrest is the son of Mrs. Maria Gilchrest of Sullivan and is now employed in Detroit where they will make their home.

The surprise wedding of Miss Nadine Johnson to Russell Syers took place at Equality, Ill. Saturday, February 27. Mrs. Syers is the oldest daughter of Steve Johnson of this city and was a junior in high school. Mr. Syers was formerly of DeKoven, near Sturgis, but is now employed at Harrisburg, Ill., where they will reside.

Mrs. W.H. Taylor suffered a paralytic stroke Tuesday morning and remained unconscious until Wednesday morning. She is slowly improving.

Mrs. Necie Burton and daughters moved to Blackford this week to make their home. Miss Bernie was chief telephone operator and Miss Gladys, her assistant. They accepted similar positions at Blackford.

Walter Sprague of Charleston, Mo. spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Sprague. He was accompanied by his brother, Biddle, of Denver, Colo., who remained for a visit before leaving to accept a position in Alabama.

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. DeShon spent the weekend at Earlington, the guests of his mother, Mrs. M.A. DeShon, who accompanied them home for a visit here.

Mr. and Mrs. I.T. Sholar have announced the arrival of a baby girl, Margaret Jane, on Sunday, February 28.

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