Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sumner Happenings January-March 1889

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 will be a 4- part series. If you find a nugget of interest or something that helped you with family history, please let me know.

 Marriages, Death, Fires, Accidents, And Other Interesting Events
 Which Took Place During 1889
January 1889
Frank Burdette and Etta Shick married… John Young died… Mrs. Sarah Galliher died… Charles Gray's house caught fire… J. W. Witters opened a repair and jewelry shop… Drs. Murphy and McDowell sell their drugstore to Dale and Stoltz… G. W. Smith died, aged 72.… J. O. Petty and William Vangilder go into the restaurant business… Sumner band re-organized… Frank Westall, of Pasturefield,  injured, losing an eye… T.M. Calvert’s  store at Birds burglarized… John Stivers had G. H. Cunningham, teacher at Clark school, arrested for whipping his boy; acquitted… Lee Carter, of Hadley, had his collar bone broken and shoulders crushed at Odin while coupling cars… Mrs. Harriet H. Piper, relict of W. Piper, died at Baltimore… Residence of Dr. Lewis in Bridgeport catches fire but is extinguished… 179 marriage licenses issued during1888 by the County Clerk, and 256 births and 95 deaths reported… Jesse Traylor, postmaster at St. Francisville, died of paralysis… Sumner made a coupon station… William Bline sues  Ott Clubb for assault… C. F. Breen  bought his partner's interest in the Herald… Frank Poland and Jenny Roderick, of Chancey, married… M. L. Umfleet's infant child died… John Bryan puts a corn sheller  in his warehouse to run by steam… John Madden died… Washington Baker died at Moark, Arkansas… Early Beadle trades for Poindexter’s livery station… John Cooper died; age 70… Samuel Laird of Petty died, aged 73 (or 75, Editor)… J. Henry, of Billett, chilled to death in the Embarras.

February 1889
A chapter of the O. E. S. instituted… Mrs. George W. Carter died… Petty’s  restaurant burglarized… Samuel Seed’s residence between Lawrenceville and Bridgeport burned… Rose  Carter died… Orville Buchanan and Nettie Seed, of Denison, married… Al Wheeler, former typo (typesetter?) of the Press, married at Mount Vernon… An infant child of Ed Davis, of Chancey, died… Dr. Mack employed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church.

March 1889 
Jacob Lewis died… Rev. J. A. Parr sued for damage for slander… The wife of Charles Abernathy died… Burget Brian and Jenny Atkins married… Mrs. Catherine Ross died… James Osborn married to Alice F. Epperson… Helen, daughter of Charles Judy, died… Mrs. Carr, of Lawrenceville, died… Grandpa Lewis, of Chancey, died… A little child of a Henry Berry, of Lukin, burned to death… Isaac Worstell’s house and barn burned… A fire at Bridgeport… Mrs. David Petty died… F. M. Adams and Mattie LaMotte married… George Aken, of Billett, died… Mrs. Britton opened a millinery shop… G. W. Gotherman and Evelena Gould married… Soldier of Fortune played by S. of V.… Burglary at Bridgeport… J. S. Morgan and Susan Wright married.