Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sumner Happenings April -June 1889 Part 2

The Sumner Press published a Summary of Happenings in the county and city which is not only interesting, but could prove to be helpful to genealogists, particularly since most of the 1890 census records are not available. This is the second of a 4- part series. If you find a little nugget of interest, please let me know.

April 1889
 S. O. Stoltz and Sacy Gillespie married… T. H. Seed purchased the Press… J. William Harrison and Sarah D. Hill married… John Shick died… Allie, daughter of Balser Petty, died… Sumner business houses introduced the use of pennies in giving change… High school commencement… Henry Mann, of Bridgeport, had his leg broken… The cornerstone of the new courthouse laid… the Cantata, “Ruth the Moabitess” rendered by the Oxford League… Dwelling on the Jordan Pickering farm burned… Mrs. William Jones died… City election resulted in a victory for the license party… J. Talley’s house burned… Local Reporter established at Bridgeport… Ed Gould building an apple butter factory… Thomas Saunders died at Grayville… Jesse K. White appointed postmaster at Lawrenceville… David Baker and Kate Shields married … Luther Shaw died.

May 1889
Washington Centennial celebrated… Harrison Milburn appointed postmaster at Bridgeport… Mrs. M. A. Kingsbury stricken with paralysis… Millard Jones and Mary Geisler married… ‘Mexican Charlie’ visited Sumner with a stock of wild west metal watches and chains… New bank building erected in Lawrenceville… James Bowen’s dwelling burned… Will Wood started a grocery and restaurant… John Griffin and Tina Herrin married… Mrs. N. D. Rawlings of Lawrenceville died… Jonas Brian, of Lukin, died… Aaron Witters run over by the (train) cars and leg badly crashed… Hugh Panabaker's mare stolen… George Charlie and Maud Leach, of Lawrenceville, married… Memorial Day observed… Joseph Rosborough appointed postmaster at Chancey.

June 1889

Press change to all home print… Married: – S. E. Smith and Sarah Shick; John M. Marley and Etta  Sumner and Glenn F. May and Winifred Martin… James Cory of Lukin died… C. C. Stout of Chancey died… A. B. Carver appointed postmaster at Pasturefield… Leonard Selby, of Lawrenceville died… Mrs. George Leighty, of Billett died… T. M. Calvert appointed postmaster at Birds… Abe Griesmer of Lukin, died. Jesse White took charge of the post office at Lawrenceville… W. F. Guess builds a brick addition to his drug building… J. W. Stanley turns over the post office to Caleb Hoopes… Ed Henniken removes the big drift from the East bridge at Lawrenceville.