Friday, August 28, 2009

News From Marion, Kentucky 1920

Because some Crittenden County, Kentucky natives migrated to Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana for employment during the early part of the 20th century, there was interest in news from “home.” The following items appeared in the Evansville Courier, Thursday, 30 September 1920.

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Franks, of Mancos, Colo., arrived Sunday for a visit with relatives. Mrs. Franks is the sister of Mr. Ed Flanary of this place.

Mrs. Dr. T. Atchison Frazer has gone to Evansville for an operation for appendicitis. Miss Edith Burton accompanied her.

Marion Methodists received the announcement of the appointment of Rev. G.P. Dillon as their preacher for the year. Rev. Dillon comes from the Madisonville church, where he served six years.

The Baptist church held a meeting Friday night, and Rev. Maroney of Louisville was called to serve their church.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Moore celebrated the 59th anniversary of their wedding Saturday at the home of John Moore. The families present were A.C. Moore, Ed Moore of Madisonville, Charlie Moore of Louisville, Mrs. Carrie Bacon of Hopkinsville, D.E. Moore, Mrs. Levi Cook and John Moore of Marion. The occasion was an old-fashioned barbecue and the good things usually accompanying it. Two brothers of Mrs. Moore, Charlie and Harry Bourland, of Evansville were expected but could not come.

Saturday morning between 10 and 11 o’clock, the Methodist Church at Hurricane and the shed and some camps burned. The origin of the fire is unknown. It caught under the shed where sawdust had been left after the camp meeting. This is the only place in Crittenden County now where camp meetings are held. The loss was a great one to that church, with little, if any, insurance. A new piano was in the church and burned. Two lady teachers and a child went there that morning, expecting the school institute to be held there, and found the building on fire. Ere they could get any help, it was burned too far to save anything but a few benches and the bible.

The remains of George Witherspoon, who died in Louisville Sunday, were buried in the Mapleview Cemetery. Mr. Witherspoon comes from one of the old families of this county and was a brother to Mrs. R.W. Wilson of this place.

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