Friday, September 18, 2009

Uniontown, Kentucky News 1920

For some reason, the Evansville Courier printed news of Uniontown more than any other Union County, Kentucky town. I don’t know what the connection was, but we are happy to have this information, especially as there are no surviving Union County newspapers from this time. The following items were found in the Evansville Courier on Monday, the 11th of October 1920.

Uniontown, Ky., Oct. 10 – The opening number of the Lyceum for this season was given at the high school auditorium Monday night. The Symphony Girls, a quartette, gave a program of singing, reading and instrumental music that was fine.

Joe Pfeffer, Roy Mills and Willis Bolds gave a very delightful dance at the K.C. hall Friday night.

C.Z. Cambron was in Evansville Saturday. He is contemplating buying property there and moving to that city.

Dr. C.P. Cottingham attended the races at Lexington this week.

Mrs. Wm. O’Connell, Detroit, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.Z. Cambron, here a few days recently.

Mrs. Emma Chapman and daughter, Miss Lena Chapman, attended the Confederate reunion in Houston, Texas this week and are now visiting relatives and friends at various places in the South.

The chief social event of the past week was the card party given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Raymond McGowan, who was hostess to the “500” club.

Train service into Uniontown on Sunday has been restored effective October 10.

Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Clements, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Clements, and Mrs. V.L. Spalding were among the many who went to St. Joseph’s Friday to attend the funeral of Mother Aloysius. [The Henderson Daily Gleaner of 6 October 1920 gives additional information: Mother Aloysius of Mt. St. Joseph convent, St. Joseph, Ky., is dead at Los Angeles, Cal., according to word received here by relatives. Before she entered the Ursuline order she was Helen Willett, granddaughter of the late Dr. Thomas Wathen, of Uniontown. She was mother superior at the St. Joseph convent for many years.]

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