Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sumner Happenings July-September 1889 Part 3

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 third of a 4- part series. If you find a little nugget of interest, please let me know. (For you non-genealogists,  I apologize)  

July 1889
Jesse Harper, a brakeman, instantly killed while uncoupling the engine from the train… Alex C. Reed and Luella Clark married… Mrs. James Carmony died… Thomas Shaw, a shoemaker of Birds Station, murdered by his stepson, Ralph Felt.… Chris Hassler's barn burned… Bessie, daughter of William Richardson, of Billett died… Fourth celebrated… E. Grabe, of Vincennes, found dead at Claremont… Watts Brothers store at Lawrenceville burglarized… Johnnie, son of Samuel Brookheart died… Poindexter's hotel purchased by R. Waller… Harrison Herrin and Nancy Peters married… Mrs. William Richardson, Sr., died.

August 1889
O. B. Morgan suicided at Lawrenceville… Old Settlers reunion at Bridgeport and old soldiers at Birds… Mrs. Robert Schrader died… Albert Anderson, of Bond, died… Isaac Joseph of Vincennes dropped dead… Hudson’s store at Lawrenceville burglarized… Bessie May died… James H. Seed, of Bridgeport, died… Elmer Paddick  and Lizzie Waggoner married… Drs. French, Barr and Robinson appointed on medical pension board at Lawrenceville… Robert Middah’s barn burned… Grand Army post organized at Bridgeport… Lonnie Petty smothered to death in Combs’ elevator… Mrs. Etta Marley died…Della, daughter of Andrew Smith, died… Worth Coffman and Jennie Marley married.

September 1889

M. J. Turner and Ida Orr married… Sigel Lewis and Nettie Seed married… Henry Sherradan died, aged 85… Mrs. Emma Smith and Mary Atkins died… Sumner Lodge, A. F. & A. M., out of debt… Lafe Barnes makes his 25th move… Soldiers reunion at Mt Carmel… Mrs. Lou Couch of Ruark, died… Will Schrader and Ella King married… H. G. Anderson and Anna Swanson married… Clinton Fiscus died… George French and Anna Lucas married… J Griffin’s dwelling burned… Warren Petty and Anna Beard married.