The following information is taken from neighborhood news as printed in the Henderson Gleaner, Saturday, 5 January 1918. Items such as these are especially valuable as there are no extant Webster County newspapers for this year.
From the Providence Enterprise:
Providence lost another good one and beloved woman in the death of Mrs. Attaway Brown, wife of Mr. J.A. Brown, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at her home here Tuesday morning. Mrs. Brown was a victim of cancer, from which she had been suffering for several months and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Brown was about 50 years old and is survived by the husband and two daughters, Misses Opal and Collie Brown. She is also survived by her father, Mr. Thomas Quirey, a well-known citizen of Union County, and two brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Charles Quirey, of Wheatcroft, and John Quirey, of Sturgis. The sisters are Mrs. Col Hammack and Mrs. William Carter, of Sturgis. The remains were taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Hammack, near Sturgis, Tuesday evening and buried at Rock Springs Wednesday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the church by Rev. Sisk.
Mrs. Irene Givens and Mr. S.C. Loften, a well-known and highly respected couple of near town, were quietly married at the home of the bride Wednesday evening. Rev. Benjamin Connaway officiating.
James Blankenship and Miss Hattie Baker, prominent young people of Lisman, were married at the home of the bride Tuesday. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Baker and the groom is a worthy young farmer.
Thomas Thomson, of Trinidad, Col., who has been visiting friends here, left for the west Thursday.
Mrs. John Brevard Harris returned to her home in Franklin, Ky. Tuesday after a visit to her mother, Mrs. R.F. Jennings.
Mrs. W.A. Walker was called to Crittenden county Thursday by the critical illness of her father, Mr. Willoughby Guess. Mr. Walker accompanied her to Marion.
James Young Jr. returned this week from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he volunteered for the United States air service. A slightly defective vision caused his rejection.
Mr. Dock Martin, a South Providence grocery, slipped and fell on the ice Wednesday and sustained a fractured leg.
From the Sebree Banner:
Dr. M.P. Cox, age 80, a former physician of Boxville, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bertys Stodghill, of Ortiz, on December 23. Interment was at Morganfield. He is survived by four daughters.
Miss Vera Sunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sunn, formerly of this place, but now of Henderson, was married to Claud Henry in Evansville during the holidays.
C.A. Timmons, age 70, a brother of J.E. Timmons, of this place, died at his home in Ammorilla, Texas several days ago of pneumonia.
Prentice Johnson, of this place, and Miss Gene Vaughan, formerly of this place but late of Rockport, were married at the court house in Greenville last Thursday.