Tuesday, October 28, 2014

News Occurring in October 1922-23


October 25, 1922 Lawrence County News
? Marsh, 13 yr old son of Mr. and Mrs. ? Marsh, south of Lawrenceville, was struck by a tank car on Track No 6, and lost his left arm just below the shoulder and the first two fingers of his right hand.  The tank car was standing on the track and the switch engine kicked another car onto the track just as the boy attempted to cross the track.  The car knocked him down and he put his arms in front of him, when the wheels ran over his arm and fingers.

October 10, 1923 Lawrence County News
Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Russellville are the proud parents of a baby boy who arrived Saturday.  •   Mr. and Mrs. George Oschwald are rejoicing over the arrival of a son, their firstborn, at their home Sunday.  The youngster weighed eight and one-half pounds and will answer to the name of John Tom.   •  The Seitzinger family celebrated the 80th birthday of William Seitzinger at his home 2 miles West of Russellville Sunday.   •  70 friends and relatives gathered with well- filled baskets of food to help Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their country home in Lukin.   •  Ms. Ruth Fee and H. R. Martin were married Wednesday night in the Presbyterian manse, Rev. Baker officiating. Ms. Pauline Cook  and Harry Fee were their only attendants. Mrs. Martin is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fee and has for many years been employed at the City Meat Market as secretary. Mr. Martin is an employee of the post office. They will make their home on 20th St. after a 10 day honeymoon.  •  The latest addition to the building boom in Lawrenceville is a new home for the Hurley B Gould theatre which will be located on 11th St., next to the citizens Telephone Company building.   •  The employees of the First National Bank will move into their temporary quarters in the C.M. Ivy building on Friday while the new vault is being built.

October 17, 1923 Lawrence County News
Clyde Gould is the new sales manager for the Staninger – Nash Company, taking the position last week. He will have charge of the sales of this popular car in Lawrence County and will also assist in neighboring counties where the firm has branches.  •  The First National Bank is now located in the Ivy building, formerly occupied by Dr. C. E. Duff, where they will remain until their new building is completed.  •  Some excellent corn has been grown this year on the rich land surrounding Lawrenceville and to celebrate this fact and to stimulate fall selecting of seed corn, a corn show will be held in the LTHS gymnasium Friday afternoon November 2.  •  Mr. and Mrs. John Wiley Martin are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home Friday evening. Mr. Martin has been one of the catchers for the Havolines’ Ball Club for the past three seasons.

October 24, 1923 Lawrence County News
Crozier Stoltz had the misfortune of getting two bones in his left foot broken Tuesday while working at the refinery.  •  Mrs. Della Hicks, wife of H. H. Hicks, died in the family home just West of Lawrenceville Monday. Mrs. Hicks was born in Benton, June 17, 1875 making her age at death 48 years.  •  C. A. Storer of the City Cigar Store defeated Leslie Surbaugh of Vincennes in a 300 point match of three- cushion billiards, the last block of 50 points being played Friday evening.  The final score was 300- 273.  •  A marriage license was issued Tuesday evening by County Clerk Steffey to J. D. Madding and Mrs. Clara M. Dunn, both of Bridgeport. They were married Thursday and left immediately for a trip through  the East.   •  Other marriage licenses issued were Odin Craig 22, and Armand Glosser, 19, both of Petrolia; Sherman Sutherland, 40, and Ruth E Fray, 27, both of Lawrenceville; George I. Tucker, 22, of Olney and Agatha Dolman, 16, of Lawrenceville; Jasper S. Miller, 34, and Maud Pond, 25, both of Denison town.


October 31, 1923 Lawrence County News  Harley Seed, 18 year -old son of Simon Seed, living south of Lawrenceville, was bitten by a spider of Black Widow variety, last Thursday morning,  and for several days suffered intense pain from the effects of the poison. This is the first case of its kind reported this fall.   •  Mr. and Mrs. Florice Eaton are the happy parents of a nine-pound boy who arrived in their home Monday.   •   Dr. Charles P. Gore reports the arrival of a seven-pound girl in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Crawford, on the 13th, Sunday night.  •   Among the marriage licenses were Luther Pinkstaff, 23, of Russell town and Mary Bennett, 19, of Lawrence town; Kenneth Evitt, 21, of Sumner and Mary Crews, 20, of Mt. Carmel; Frank Later, 19, of Vincennes, and Stella Burway, 17, of St. Francisville.   •  Spencer and Tipsword have rented the Barnes building on N. 12th St. This firm has been in business in Bridgeport for many years and is very successful. The Bridgeport store will be continued with Charles Spencer in charge, while G. C. Tipsword will be in charge of the new Lawrenceville store. Both are licensed embalmers and there will be a complete line of furniture and undertaking goods in the store.

We have a few seats available for our Lunch and Learn series...November 5, 11:30 am at the Lawrence County Public Library.  Check the web page at www.lawrencelore.org for more information or call N. King 945-9573 for reservations.....Hurry, last month's program was a sell-out!