Thursday, March 31, 2011

In the News - Henderson, Kentucky 1899

I love old newspapers. They allow us to peek through the window of time and see how folks lived years ago. The following items appeared in the Friday, 1 December 1899 issue of the Henderson Daily Journal.

M.D. Thornberry, of Poole, spent yesterday in the city.

Judge M.C. Givens went to Dixon yesterday to attend court.

J.B. Cabel, who spent yesterday with his mother, Mrs. Ellen Cabel on Lower Main, leaves this morning for his home in Memphis.

Mrs. Sullivan Hopkins (nee Lockett), of Columbus, Ohio, is in the city visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lockett.

Miss Catherine Fraser, of Henderson, arrived this morning to spend Thanksgiving with her grandmother, Mrs. Sally Frayser [from Owensboro Inquirer]

Mr. R.C. Walker, editor and proprietor of the Crittenden Press, was in town today, the guest of his brother, Mr. J.H. Walker, of the Adams Express Co. Mr. Walker says the smallpox situation in Crittenden has to be watched, but it is not scaring anybody, and the disease has not become epidemic, and is not likely to.

Mr. J.E. Rankin is building a one-story ware house for agricultural implements in the rear of the Rankin building on First street. It will be used by J.T. Hopkins, agent for the Milwaukee Harvesting Machine Co.

J. Lambert Kimmel was here from Henderson Thanksgiving attending the Masonic celebration. [from Evansville Courier]

Marriage Licenses:
Martin W. Sinkhorn and Mrs. Beulah Holmark, both of Zion
Silas Griffle and Pauline Tonini, both of Zion
W. Henry Williams and Lizzie Rideout, both of Webster County; married by Squire Davis at the court house
Frances John Tscharmer and Miss Carrie Keach, both of Baskett

Rev. T.C. Frogge, a pioneer Methodist preacher in Western Kentucky, died at his home in Russellville Wednesday. Fifty years ago he was a noted preacher and debater in this section.


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