Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Edward Dalrymple 1919

Lawrenceville Republican July 3, 1919

Lawrence County has three newspapers, independent in politics, whose editors are Democrats. Here is a sample of that independence according to the editor of the Lawrenceville Republican. “Of the St. Francisville Times: Someday maybe the Republicans will forgive the Army for winning the war under a Democratic administration.”

School census:  A look at the just completed school census shows 2143 boys and girls under the age of 21, an increase over last year by 44. The census follows: boys between six and 21 years – West side to 29, Eastside 497; total 726.  Girls between six and 21 years – West side 253, Eastside 509; total 762. Boys under six – West side 93, Eastside 234; total 332. Girls under six – West side 101, Eastside 222; total 323.

The following bill was introduced in Congress by Congressman Bill Brooks to assign a German trophy of one cannon or fieldpiece with carriage, captured in the war of Germany, together with a suitable number of shells to Lawrenceville. (This was to come at no cost to the government.)

The obituary of Edwin Dalrymple:   
 Edwin Dalrymple, one of Lawrence county’s old and well-known citizens, died at his home just North of Braden’s Camp about 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the ripe age of 80 years. He had been sick last summer but of late had failed rapidly, death being directly traceable to the infirmities of old age. Funeral services were held from the White House Church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock and were widely attended.
Edwin Dalrymple, while not born in Lawrence County, came here with his parents from Indiana at an early day, grew to manhood here and is intimately associated with Lawrence County history. He was twice married, first to Miss Mary Jane Lytle and shortly afterwards settled upon what is known as the Island. Three children survive as a result of this union, Mrs. Frank Eshelman, Mrs. Howard Childress and William Dalrymple, all of Lawrenceville and vicinity. After the death of his wife, he was married to Miss Susan Eshelman and moved back on the old home place near Fairview Church. Later he moved again, this time to the farm North of Braden's Camp where he spent the remainder of his life. One daughter, Mrs. John Greenlee, with the wife survive as a result of the second union. Of his own original family, two brothers and a sister remain-- Henry Dalrymple of Missouri, Enoch Dalrymple and Mrs. Hettie Tanquary, both of Lawrenceville.

In politics he was always an ardent Republican, and as a citizen he was heartily interested in whatever was for the welfare the community. Internment was made in the White House cemetery.

Ad for Yosowitz before the firm moved to State Street.  See the website: lawrencelore@org. to see more history about this business.