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Fred's Great Aunt collected various Obituaries and News Articles concerning her family during the time period of about 1880 to WWI.

He has taken the time and effort to transcribe these for anyone with an interest in the old Harris lines or in old newspapers of the area. Fred can be contacted via email at: Fred Harris.

"You need to understand, there are literally more than a few hundred of these articles and they are in big scrapbooks in NO ORDER, OR NOT BY FAMILY! They are just my wonderful Great Aunt's collections over her lifetime. They relate to my HARRIS family, but they may be just friends in some cases, or cousins 3, 4 or 5 times removed. And, once in a while, they are in my direct line which are HARRIS' that originated in Germany and came over during the Rev. War and then settled in Mifflin Cty., PA., for a while before then migrating to Tusc. Cty., OH and staying for a generation and then ending up in central and southwestern IN. (And of course going "everywhere " from there."

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Articles With Dates


"WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DIES"

William Harris, a well known citizen of this place died from a complication of typhoid and pneumonia fever Monday afternoon, after only nine days illness. Mr. Harris was born in Brown Township, Martin County Indiana, Feb., 28, 1871. On March 4, 1894, he was married to Hettie James and to this union two children were born, one of whom is still living. He moved to Odon from Elmore township about four years ago, buying the William Sims property in East End. He was a member of I.O.O.F. and Rebekah Lodges in this place which attended to the funeral in a body. He was 36 years of age. A wife and eleven year old daughter and several brothers and sisters survive him. The funeral services were held at the home at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, Elder CH Buchanan in charge. Burial in Concord cemetery."

Obituary

"Catherine Schauber, wife of Lewis Schauber, mother of the late Lizzie Schauber, died March 2 at her home. Mrs. Schauber suffered for many years with diabetes and was confined to her home for a number of months. Nine years ago she became a Charter member of the Pentecostal church of the Nazarene which she was a faithful member until her death."

Obituary

"Lena Harris the bright little daughter of Mr and Mrs Levi Harris (MY GGRANDFATHER'S NIECE), died of an appendicitis at 9:00 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of three weeks. She was eleven years of age and was an unusually affectionate and gentle and was loved by all who knew her. The funeral service was held from the Christian church Tuesday morning at 10:30 conducted by the Rev Charles W Farnham, after which the remains were tenderly laid rest in the Newberry cemetery . It was the most largely attended funeral in Newberry in many years. Lena Harris, Daughter of Levi and Lou Harris, was born May 31, 1892; died in Newberry at the home of her parents, February 22, 1904 aged 11 years, 8 months and 23 days. She confessed her faith in Christ and was Baptized May 3, 1903. During her last illness she told her parents that she loved Christ more than anyone else-even Papa and Mama. And she would wipe away the tears of her Mother's eyes and tell her Father not to cry: and tried to comfort them. She leaves her parents and a half sister and a half brother and grandmother besides a large circle of friends, who mourn her untimely death. But while we sorrow our hearts have this hope, that we shall meet again, in that better world where God shall wipe away the tears. The funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church, Feb., 23, by the Rev. Charles M. Farnham, in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors."

UNION HILL

"Died, Saturday, February 5, 1881 at the residence of Jacob Harris, son of the deceased, Mr Henry Harris (MY GGGGRANDFATHER), aged 77 years and three days. He was born in Mifflin Co, PA., and came to this state when seventeen years of age. He was married to Julianna Dietz, and they had eight children. The mother and four children died some years ago. Two of the children were present at his funeral and two are in the west. The youngest child of Jacob Harris is lying at the point of death. "

"Death Notice"

"Last Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock, the last spark of life was extinguished from the body of "Uncle Henry Correll".For many long months had battled against the grip that Consumption had taken upon his frame, but at last the grim demon snathched his spirit from its earthly dwelling place and it flew on glad wingsto his maker. The deceased was born in Tuscarawas Co, OH on March 8, 1826 and died August 28, 1893. Under the ministry of Rev E. Abbott he joined the ME Church in 1841 and has since lived in consistent christian life. He had for several years been coonected with the business interests of our town and was also a soldier in both the Mexican and late wars. He leaves a wife, relatives and a host of friends who will follow him."

"Oll O'Dell's Child Dead"

Evelyn Pauline O'Dell was born October 18, 1908 and died April 19 1909 aged six months and one day. She leaves a father, mother, one sister and grandparents and many and loved ones to mourn her departure. She was a bright littlebaby and had a sweet smile for everyone. We shall miss her place in our home, but we shall not mourn as those that haveno hope for we believe we shall see her in the sweet bye and bye."

Obituary

"Mrs. Ann Seneff, wife of Wm. Seneff, of this place, died Tuesday morning at 1:00 at the home of her son, Dr. JH Seneff in Dubois County of complications of disease. Mrs. Seneff was 63 years of age, a good Christian lady, having lived a member of the UB Church 35 years, and an indulgent mother. The funeral services will be led at 10:30 Sunday morning by Rev John Breden. The remains were buried Tuesday in Dubois County. The deceased leaves a husband, seven daughters, two sons and a host of friends."

Obituary

"Artie Harris died in Clarksburg, Daviess County, Indiana, February 25 i879. Aged 13 months and 24 days. He was the infant son of Mary Ann Harris . The little lamb is safely gathered Heaven's fold."

Obituary

"George Leavengood was born in Northumberland Co., PA, March 20, 1827; died in his home, in Auburn Twp., Tuscarawas Co,, OH, Feb 12th, 1910. Aged 82 years, 10 months and 22 days. On March 6th, 1851, he was united in marriage to Martha Forney, to which union were born eight children, four on whom, together with the wife have proceeded him in death. In early manhoood he united with the Shanesville Lutheran Church as one of the early workers in that organization, and remained a faithful member until called up higher. Funeral services were conducted at the Shanesville Lutheran church the by Rev R. A. Harshman. The following children survive; Washington of Trumbull Co, David of Auburn Twp, Mrs. Allen Dietz of Summit County and Mrs Ed Baker of Canal Dover"

Obituary

"Josie A., daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Sommers (MY GGrandmother's family), was born Sept., 30, 1862, went home June 22, 1910. Aged 47years, 8 months and 22 days. She united with the Christian church about 21 years ago at Bethany, near Montgomery, Ind., and from which church her membership was transferred to Odon. She was married to Dr. WH Hedrick Jan. 26, 1890. Unto this union two children were born to blessand brighten the house. Dot, the older, was devoted to her mother and did all any daughter could do in the most tender way to care for her mother during the sickness of 4 months and upon her has fallen heavily the duties of the household. And Charlie, the younger who is deprived of a mother's care in his tender age, may not full know the great worth of mother. The Christian life of sister Hedrick has been one of love and devotion to Christ. The fragrance of his spirit was ever upon her in life in the home and with the outside world. During my acquaintance with her, which include more than the present ministry, I do not recall a serious blemish of character or defeat of life. She was modest and retiring, gentle and kind in all her ways. In all my experience have not known a woman who more fully answered the delineation of a virtuous woman in Prov. The heart of her husband trusteth in her, she doeth him good and not evil, all the days of her life. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue. She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise uo and call her blessed. Her husband also, he praiseth her, saying, many daughters have done worthily, but thou excelleth them all. Truly is the price of such a one "far above rubies. Her worth is family, friends and the church can not be measured by gems, gold or silver. Her influence exerted like the mild radiance of the vernal sun and the gently falling dews, will be felt through the coming years in the hearts and lives of all who know her. Being dead she yet speaketh. Besides the husband and children, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Eilen Robinson, Worthington, and Mrs. Lissa Alford, Mitchell and one brother, HH Sommers, Loogootee with other relatives and a host of friends morn her departure."

"Obituary"

Peter Ragle had gone out to his barn to feed his stock Wednesday, Nov, 17, and when he called by his wife answered, but not coming to the house for some time, Mrs. Ragle sent a boy after him. The boy found the old gentleman in the barn dead with a basket of corn on his arm. He had died suddenly from a smothering spell, to which he was sometimes subject. Mr. Ragle was eighty three years old, was a pioneer of Daviess County, having settled on the place where he died near Raglesville, many years ago. He was at one time Colonel of a militia regiment under the old militia law. He belonged to the Methodist Church, had eight sons, four of whom are living, and five daughters who are living. The Gazette joins with many friends in sympathizing with the bereaved family.

"Called Home"

Tuesday Afternoon, Joseph Sommers (My GGGrandfather on my GGrandmothers side), was suddenly called to his eternal home on high. He was going to his home on North Spring Street, and when at the ME Church, was suddenly attacked with heart desease and fell unconscious on the sidewalk. This was three o'clock. He was taken home, and medical aid summoned, but medical skill was of no avail, and he died at four o'clock. Joseph Sommers was born January 27, 1823 in West Moreland Co, PA: Died Marck 27, 1900, Aged 77 years and two months. In 1831 he moved to Ohio with his parents. In 1852 he moved to Daviess County, Indiana, where he has since resided. April 16, 1846 he married Elizabeth Shaffer. To this union was born eight children, six of whom are living. They are: Jacob, John, and Oliver, Mrs. David H Harris, (my GGrandmother), Mrs. John O'Dell, and Mrs. C W Freeman. When he came here in 1852, he bought a farm near Good Hope, where he lived until 1877, when he moved here. He was one of the twenty four organizers of the ME Church at Good Hope. Eight of that number are still living. In 1847 he joined the ME Church and has ever lived a christian life. He died as he had lived-an example of Christian purity, piety and love. He leaves an aged wife, six children, many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. HN King, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Good Hope. Burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

"Octogenarian Passes Away"

"Jacob Zigler, well known Van Buren citizendead. Jacob Zigler, an octogenarian, died Monday from infirmities due to his advanced age. Mr. Zigler was born May 9, 1831 in Tuscarawas Co, OH., and was eighty years, 7 months and 2 days of age at his death. He was converted in the year 1853 in a meeting held at Strasburg, OH, conducted by the Rev., John Laymaster. He was married to Susan Ramsey in the year 1855 and to the union were born three children all of whom survive him. They are Catharine Zigler, Selista O Bair and Robert A Zigler, all of Odon. Mr. Zigler and his wife Susan joined the United Brethern church at Stasburg OH in 1855 after moving to Indiana in 1866 placed their membership with the United Brethern church at Odon, and later moved their membership to the Raglesville UB Church. His wife proceeded him in death Nov 10, 1901 at the age of 67 years. Uncle Jake as he was familiar ly known, was well known and a well liked citizen of our county. Funeral services were held at Raglesville UB church, Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by REV LL Schoonover assisted by Rev WH Todd. Burial was made in the Raglesville cemetery."

"Obituary"

"Paul R. Harris (My uncle who was a twin), age twenty one, a life resident of Indianapolis, who died Saturday in the home, 227 Hiawatha Street, (for those of you listers who live in Indianapolis or are familiar with the city, our grand old turreted Victorian house and family home place at the above address, is now under the IUPUI Tennis courts), after an illness of several months, was buried today in Crown Hill cemetery, following services in the Harry W Moore chapel.

Mr. Harris was a member of the Merritt Place Methodist Church. Survivors are the parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Edgar Harris (my Grandparents) and two sisters ,is Pauline Harris (Paul's twin sister), and Mrs Dom Marie (Harris) Dragoo, two brothers, Charles David Harris and Samuel Frederic Harris (my Father), and the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. David H. Harris, all of Indianapolis. DOD September, 1939."

"Mortuary"

"Elizabeth Sommers, nee Shaffer was born in Ohio, August 17, 1824, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John O'Dell in east Odon, on December 2, 1901, aged 77 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sommers, and leaves six children, 29 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. The children are Jacob, John, Oliver, Mrs. Charles Freeman, Mrs John O'Dell, and Mrs David H. Harris. (my GGrandmother).

She also leaves two brothers, Andrew and John Shaffer, aged 82 and 80 years respectively. She married Joseph Sommers April 16, 1846. Six years later they moved to Indiana, settling near Odon . For almost sixty years she had been a member of the M.E. church, and a worker for her Master. She was one of the twenty four charter members of the Good Hope Church. During her last illness, although she suffered much at times,she never complained, but was ready and willing to go at the call of the Savior. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev M S Taylor at Good Hope Tuesday morning; burial at Walnut Hill cemetery."

"Obituary"

"M I Hochstetler, whose death on Thursday morning, was born in Sugarcreek Twp., Tuscarawas County, Ohio, October 5, 1834; his age therefore being 75 years, 5 months and three days.

He was the son of Issac and Barbara Hochstetler, who were among the early settlers of this township. (along with my GGgrandparents), His father was born in Pennsylvania, Along with my family), and came to this state when he was about 21 years of age. His Grandfather, Benjamin Hochstetler, when he first came from Pennsylvania, settled several miles west of Canal Dover, but later moved to this township.

In May 1853. Mr. Hochstetler was married to Susan, daughter of Jacob Miller. To this union were born eleven children, as follows; Catherine, widow of C. Neff of Oscoda Co, MI., Jacob of this township, Fanny at home, Salome, wife of AC Miller, near this place; Albert of this place, Emanuel of Geauga Co., Ohio; Leah, wife of Jeff Schrock near Barrs Mills; Sarah Ann, deceased; John, of Stillwater, this County; William, of Oscoda Couty, MI., and Amanda, wife of Hiram B. Troyer of Howard County, Indiana.

Mrs. Hochstetler died March 15th,1890, aged 55 years, 6 months and 12 days, and Mr. Hochstetler remained a widower from that time until his death, his daughter, fanny, keeping house for him.

In his early years he united with the Amish church and remained a consistent member until his death. Funeral services will be held at the Union Hill church, Saturday afternoon 1 o'clock, interment in the cemetery nearby, where his wife and daughter have been laid to rest."

"OBITUARY"

"David H. Harris (my GREAT GRANDFATHER), was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, March 26, 1851. He and his parents moved to Indiana when he was a small child. He resided near and in Odon, Daviess County, until the fall of 1899, when he and his family moved to Indianapolis. He married Martha SOMMER, now deceased, June 11, 1880. To this union were born three children - Ed HARRIS, Mrs. May Clutter and Mrs. Lillian Grimes( My Aunt Lilly who saved all these wonderful scrapbooks and incuded some thing she inherited as well), all living at home now. He has four grand children living, and one deceased, and two great grandchildren. He has been as a father also for quite a number of years to his wife's niece, Cindy McBURNEY.

He was a master carpenter by trade having followed that skilled craft as inherited from his German furniture maker ancestors. He followed that trade until a fall injured him and left him unfit for manual labor.

He recently became a member of the Asbury Memorial Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Odon, Indiana.

He depated this life Saturday, 1:25 AM, July 17, 1943, at his home, 223 Hiawatha St., after six months of suffering. Though his years were numbered even beyond four score years and ten, his mind remainded clear and active.

After church services, he was interred in the HARRIS family plot in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

UPON THE EVENT OF HIS FATHER'S DEATH, HIS SON (MY GRANDFATHER) WROTE THE FOLLOWING...... (My Grandfather was a camping and outing buddy of Indiana's own Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, so if there are similarities of style, I can understand)

"A FAMILY MEETING"

We are all we have
Father Mother Sisters Brother
Each chair is filled, we're all at home
Tonight let no cold stranger come
It is not often, thus around
Our old familiar hearth were found
So bless then the meeting and the spot
For once let every care be forgot
Let gentle peace assert here forever
And kind affection rule the hour
For we're all here.
Even they, the dead, though dead, so dear
Fond memories to their duty true
Bring back their faded form to view
How life through the mist of years
We now see them as in time long past
From each to each, kind looks we cast
We hear their words, their smiles behold
They're round us, as they were of old
This may not long of us be said
For soon we too, must join the gathered dead
Then by some other hearth, we shall sit around
Oh, the that wisdom may we know
Which yields a life of peace below
So in this world to follow this
And each repeat these words of bliss
Bless God, we're all here---all here
By Joseph Edgar HARRIS"

"OBITUARY"

"Joseph W. Seneff, after years of suffering and Consumption, died Tuesday morning at 1:00am. Joe, as he was familiary known, was about 42 years old. He was a good citizen and a kind a friendly neighbor and an exemplary gentleman. He was consistant member of the United Brethern church of this place and his devotion to his religious duty was the highest aim of his life. "How precious the love of Christ" and "I want to be at home", were among his passions. He leaves a wife and four children and a large circle of relatives to mourn his loss. His funeral service was preached be the Rev Armen at the U B Church Wednesday afternoon, after which his remains were place in their last resting place in the Odon cemetery. Novemeber 13, 1888"

"OBITUARY"

"Daniel Seneff died inDaviess County , Indiana, December 19th, 1877, aged 78 years, 19 months and 29 days. The subject of this notice was formerly from the state of Ohio. He was coverted at the age of eighteen years, and joined the Evengelical Association and was a member of that Church until 1856 when he joined the United Brethern Churvch of which he was a member until his death."

"OBITUARY"

"Susan Seneff, wife of Daniel Seneff, was born in Pennsylvania, and died in Clarksburg, January 31, 1880, aged 73 years and two months. She embraced religion at a very early age, and joined the Evengelical Association of which she was a faithful member until the year 1856, when she joined the United Brethern Church, in which she lived the balance of her days. Her house for many years was a preaching point and a home for the minister. She leaves five chidren, many grandchildren, and many friends to mourn their loss. May they be reunited in Heaven."

Death From Smallpox

Earl Penrod died at Mitchell on Thursday of last week of Small Pox. He was buried that night without his parents or any relatives viewing his body due to the nature of the illiness and to protect others from this killer illness. He was well known here, where he lived many years. He leaves a wife and three small children. William K. Penrod , Editor of the Loogootee Tribune, was a brother. He had $1000.00 insurance.

Obituary

Mrs. Sarah A. Pershing, wife of Elijah S. Pershing after a lingering illiness of three months, died of that dreadful disease consumption, Saturday, June 6th at 8:00 pm., aged 41 years, nine months and 23 days. The maiden name of the deceased was Sarah Winklepleck, ( a cousin of my Great Aunt), daughter of George C. and Susan A. Winklepleck. She was married to Elijah December 9, 1869. She leaves a husband and eleven children and a large number or relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The deceased was a member of the U B Church and by her estimable qualities as a Christian wife and mother endeared herself to a large circle of friends. She called her husband and children and friends that were present to her bedside and told them to meet her in Heaven and admonished her children to be good boys and girls. The funeral took place Sunday at 3:oopm in Raglesville(IN.), buried at Raglesville Cemetery and Revs., Scott and Councilman officiating. Rev. Scott of Odon delivered a very able funeral sermon from the 15 chapter of Corinthians and 55 verse to a very large concourse of friends.

Obituary

Josiah P Winklepleck died at his home north of Odon Tuesday Night of dropsy, at the age of thirty three years. He was the son of Jacob Winklepleck and leaves father, mother and one brother and two sisters. The funeral services were held at his home north of Odon Wednesday at 10:00am at Union Chapel with Rev. Key of Scotland in charge. Burial was made at Union Chapel.

Obituary

Dixson H. Bynum, (relative), Indianapolis attorney and former chairman of the Indiana Industrial Board, killed himself with a shotgun at his his home, 1527 East 12th Street, Sunday. Services were held at the Ragsdale & Price Funeral home the next day. Burial will be at Washington, IN, his former home. Mr. Bynum who was sixty three years odl, was former United States District Attorney.

February 14, 1881

"The great hunters of this area are J. Neff, A. Miller and Issac Harris (A relalation of mine I'm not sure I claim), They raved the woods through, till they got to Mr. Leavengoods. They claimed they tracked something into the cellar. They called on Issac to open the cellar up and found what they were really looking for, a barrell of fresh hard cider"

Obituary

Ann Shafer was born in Flat County, PA., October 4, 1817. Died Decemeber 8, 1890, aged 73 years, 2 mos, and 4 days. When a child, her parents moved to Ohio. She was married to Jacob Shafer November 24, 1839 and with him cam e to this area in 1843. The deceased ubited with the M E Church in 1839 and lived a devoted Christian life. She leaves an aged husband, one daughter and four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Her funeral was preached at Good Hope and her body laid to rest December 10, 1890.

The following seem? to be from the Clay City News, Clay City, IN on 3/20/1914 (It is pretty faded).

"John Van Horn announces as a candidate for nomination for Assessor of Harrison Twp, subject to the Democratic township primary."

"William Cooprider announces as candidate for nomination for assessor of Harrison Twp subject to the Democratic primary."

Articles Showing Day to Day Life


"Isaian Harris of Geauga County , Henry Auman of Portage County and Edward McClay of Buckhannon, West Va., were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth McClay last Wednesday."

CLAY CITY NEWS, AUGUST 23, 1912
Good, Homely, Meat Dishes

"Buy a piece of round from the under half, as it is a bit cheaper and not so tender. For two pounds of the steak chopped fine, add a teaspoon and one half of salt, a quarter spoon of pepper, one small onion chopped; mix well and make into flat cakes. Place on woven wire broiler and cook over red coals, turning every eight counts until well seared over. Then cook more slowly until sufficiently cooked for the family taste."

City Jottings

"Mrs. Flora Ben ham spent a few days in Terre Haute with her brother Charles Moody, members of his family being ill."

"In spite of the stormy weather Tuesday evening, the Red Men's box supper was well patronized. After supper Mr. A. Ferry entertained all in the hall with his accordion."

Familiar Names

"Cornettsville in 1888 was a thriving business town and many of the business men have names familiar to people now living in the county-among listings under Cornettsville Business References were-JN Killion, Contractor., Rolen Cloe, Painter; Elijah Tomey, Attorney; Samuel Clinton, Attorney; Elmer E Hastings, Teachers; John A Hastings, Justice of the Peace and Grocer; CW Freeman, blacksmith; Alfred S Meyers, contractor.

Odon Business References

"Ezra Mattingly, Principal of Odon Schools; WJ Johnson, teacher & minister; LM Courtney, minister; Howard Crooke, attorney; Joseph D. Laughlin, attorney; Wm. H McCarter, township trustee; John Dearmin, MD; Barton Sears, MD; SF Harris, MD (my GG uncle); Steve o Culmer, MD; JB Crooke, teacher; WL Stoy, publisher of Odon Weekly Journal and manager and proprieter of the Opera House. Abraham & Danner, hardware store owners; JM Crooke, Dry Goods; George D Abraham, Dry Goods, Harnesses and Saddles; Harvey Smiley manufacturer of drain tile and brick;ED, SL and FW Jacobs, contactors; Redman & Chinn, Contractors; Wm Dearmin, Contractor; Hitchcock & Winklepleck, Hardware dealers; Dunlap and Pershing, lumber dealers; JB Crooke, proprietor of Odon House; BJ Smiley, livery & feed; Regia Overton, livestock dealer; and Wm Seneff, farmer."

"Newspaper printed thoughts and ideas in the time frame of the Josie A. Obituary"

"Quoting a Judge "Weak things become strong when united Defendant " Then why aren't you married Judge?"

"When a man is unable to buy diamonds for his wife it will help to praise the biscuits she bakes"

"The principal reason why the old times seem good is that people were content with less"

"The secret of getting a hearing is saying less"

"Papa, did Edison make the first talking machine? No son, the Lord made the first woman kind but Edison made the first one that could be turned off at will"

"Miss Oval Cooprider visited her aunt, Mrs. George Hines and family at Pikes Peak from Tues until Thursday" (Editors note: For those of you who might not know, this Pike's Peak was in southern Indiana)

Odon(?) Gazette , September, 1913

"Mrs. Effie Harris and children are here visiting from Vincennes."

"On and after August 6, 1913, I will make and boil cider each week on WEDNESDAYS ONLY. WR Neeriemer, Odon, IN. Phone Number, 32"

"FOR SALE" Wales, North Dakota. Church and home and consolidated buildings. Excellant water, trees on all sides. Contact Mr. Andrews, Wales North Dakota. This fine property is priced to sell at $45.00 per acre with oat crop ready to harvest."

"Humor as written in 1912"
"Prisoner- All I want is justice!
Lawyer- Then I can save you from it on the grounds of insanity"

"Clay City News, August 1912"

" Lafayette- Mrs. James Slayton, wife of a hotel employee, committed suicide by taking strychnine while waiting at the Big Four station for a train to take her on a visit with relatives in Fowler. She died in the arms of her husband, declaring with her last words that "she could not live without him".

"Marion- A desperate attempt was made to assassinate Policeman Albert DeWeese. The would be assassin climbed to the roof of a building and attempted to drop a boulder on the officer who stood on the sidewalk below. The boulder grazed the officer's helmet and struck his foot crushing the bone and rendering him helpless. The culprit managed to escape."

"1910 Packard Touring car. Five Pass. "30", fully equipped, new tires, new top, new glass in front, new magneto. Complete with skid chains, overhauled and painted, A-1 condition, $450.00.Pho #32. Mr. Click."

Terre Haute: Claude Trent, age eighteen, and Pansy Fuller, aged fourteen, accompanied by his father and with a letter of consent from the girl's mother, appealed first to the County Clerk and then to Judge Fortune of the Circuit Court in vain for a marriage license. The Clerk said that the law required the consent of the Circuit Judge for a girl under a given age, and after Judge Fortune had questioned the youth and the father he declined to give consent.

Columbus: One tangible bit of good news for the farmers in Bartholomew County is the fact that County Agent I B Johnson has managed to bring down the price of crushed limestone the farmers use to correct the acidity of their soil. They had been paying $1.97 a ton and now the new price will be $$1.25 a ton! Really good news!

Clay City News (IN), July 1912

"Petticoats for 18 cents. Outing flannel petticoats, in pink, blue of white, with fine stripe; made with flounce; muslin band. Regular price 25 cents...Tuesday Special ....18 cents"

"Lawrenceburg-Certain persons have asked the Board of Education of this city to seclude the picture of Frances E Willard which hangs on the walls of the high school, until after the local option election has been held, on the grounds that the likeness of the great Temperance worker would have an effect of the local election results. (One can only IMAGINE what THEY were voting on!)"

"Hartford City-Her objection to testifying against a neighbor is given as the cause of the suicide of Mrs. F. H. Scott, 47. The Rev. Mr. Howard, a minister of this city, is the defendant in a paternity suit brought by a domestic of his family."

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