Friday, July 17, 2009

News From Uniontown, Kentucky 1894

You never know where you will find news of your town. The following Uniontown, Union County, Kentucky news was transcribed from the Evansville, Indiana Courier, Friday, 18 May 1894

Murry Cromwell, a prominent young man of Spring Grove, this county, died suddenly Monday evening under mysterious circumstances. He died of poison, whether self-administered or not is not positively known. He was about 21 years old, an orphan, and made his home with his grandfather, Hon. Jas. Blue.

Fred Snodgrass returned Monday from the state college at Lexington, where he has been a student for several months.

Mr. H. Thomas, of New Harmony, Ind., left Monday for his home after six years faithful service as miller in the ill-fated city roller mills.

Mr. J.F. Roberts, in true Chicago style, has rebuilt the blacksmith shop destroyed by fire Saturday morning. His shop was uninsured as were also some valuable tools which were lost, and his friends, conscious of his inestimable worth, have assisted him to retrieve in a measure his heavy loss. It is now ready for occupancy.

Mr. Ben J. Chapman has recently sold to Philomen Richards, of Boxville, his farm of 200 acres, upon which he has resided for the past 12 years, for the sum of $75 per acre. This is one of the best improved and located farms of the county, being nearly midway between Morganfield and Uniontown on the Ohio Valley railroad. Mr. Chapman is to give possession January 1, 1895, when he will remove to one of the towns in the county.

Mr. Rudy of Henderson spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. Otto Anderson, of Hopkinsville, one of the most charming of last winter’s brides, is the guest of her parents, Judge and Mrs. John Gip Berry.

The ladies of the Baptist church will give a strawberry supper next Friday evening in the city hall. Twenty gallons of berries, as many ices and a proportionate number of cakes will be prepared.

Mrs. J.T. Jenkins went to Sturgis Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs. E.H. Wathen.

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